Philipsburg Brewing to Launch Pale Ale in Alumi-Tek Bottles

BROOMFIELD — Philipsburg Brewing Company’s Maddy Mason knows Montanans work hard and play hard in Big Sky Country. That’s a big reason Philipsburg Brewing chose to package one of its most popular beers – Tramway Rye Pale Ale – in Alumi-Tek reclosable bottles from Ball Corporation.

“Montanans spend much of our time outside – hiking, fishing, floating, skiing and ice fishing, to name a few examples, in settings that go well with a cold beverage,” says Mason, sales and marketing for Philipsburg. “We chose Ball’s Alumi-Tek bottle because we want to make sure that the beer ends up in your mouth and not in your boat! The smooth pour and distinctive look and shape of Alumi-Tek® offers a premium drinking experience to our fans, and a look that makes our beer stand out on retail shelves in a growing craft beer market.”

Philipsburg Brewings’s Tramway Rye Pale Ale will be available starting next week through distributor Summit Beverage, in much of southwest Montana, including Philipsburg, Butte and Missoula.

“Today’s consumers, particularly millennials, view cans as a convenient, portable and sustainable package that can go anywhere they go while protecting the beer inside from oxygen and light,” said Bruce Doelling, vice president, sales, for Ball’s North American metal beverage packaging business. “Cans also offer a 360-degree billboard for brand messaging and high quality graphics, making cans a fun package in any setting. Philipsburg Brewing is taking advantage of those benefits to deliver a unique experience to people who love great craft beer.”

About Philipsburg Brewing Company

Philipsburg Brewing Company opened its doors in 2012 with the idea of providing quality, hand crafted beers, in a friendly, unique setting. Philipsburg Brewing uses only the finest Montana malt and local mountain spring water to craft our beer. Philipsburg Brewing Company has two facilities. The original location in downtown Philipsburg, Montana, is housed in a historic bank building originally constructed in 1888 and is home to a 10-barrel brew house. The second and newer facility is located less than a mile from the original, and houses the 50-barrel brew house, full bottling line and a small taproom set to open this fall. The newer facility was first the Kroeger Brewery in the 1870s, where the original hop tower still stands.

About Ball Corporation

Ball Corporation supplies innovative, sustainable packaging solutions for beverage, food and household products customers, as well as aerospace and other technologies and services primarily for the U.S. government. Ball Corporation and its subsidiaries employ 14,500 people worldwide and reported 2014 sales of $8.6 billion. For more information, visit, or connect with us on Facebook or Twitter.

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