Cascade Brewery will no longer use plastic shrink wrap packaging on its bottles, with all bottles leaving the brewery in new cardboard packs.
With cans generating hype across the beer world, why are a surprising number of Kiwi breweries still committed to glass? Michael Donaldson investigates.
Getting sustainability right is difficult. Stone & Wood’s James Perrin and Envirobank’s Chris Chamberlain discuss the issues with recycling, including the ongoing battle over cans vs bottles.
Pikes Beer Company is putting its bottling line up for sale as the brewery moves into canning, and are open to expressions of interest for the equipment.
The industry needs to work together to reach sustainability goals says Stone & Wood sustainability manager James Perrin, discussing the relative merits of bottles vs cans at this year’s BrewCon.
IPA-only brewery Fixation Brewing is transitioning to cans from bottles in a move towards “quality and convenience”.
While those that are all about what’s inside the bottle might want to sneer at things like packaging awards being included in beer awards, packaging is only going to become more and more important to sales as our bottleshop shelves become more and more crowded. This will be especially true for brewers seeking to break… Read more →
It’s been a busy year for bottle maker O-I. Earlier this year they launched the vortex bottle, a bottle they said was designed for visual appeal – and it did just that. Australian brewer Gage Roads used it with their beer Wahoo, with Gage Roads’ CEO Nick Hayler acknowledging the importance of good bottle design… Read more →
Beer, traditionally packaged in brown bottles, is increasingly being sold in green and even clear glass because beer marketers discovered that beer in this colour glass is more attractive to consumers. What’s best for beer? Chris Bible finds that the answer definitely isn’t clear…