Packaging

Can Inventory Running Low Nationwide; Ball Corporation Plans to Build Two Plants

Can Inventory Running Low Nationwide; Ball Corporation Plans to Build Two Plants

Can inventory nationwide has tightened, due to the seismic shift in beer sales from on-premise draft to off-premise package since the COVID-19 pandemic began. “Sixteen ounce cans are going to be a problem this summer,” David Racino, co-founder and CEO of Austin, Texas-based American Canning, told Brewbound.

CBA Refreshes Cisco Brewers Branding and Packaging, Beginning With 2 New Styles

CBA Refreshes Cisco Brewers Branding and Packaging, Beginning With 2 New Styles

For its second quarter-century, Cisco Brewers is debuting a new look and two new beers. The Nantucket, Massachusetts-based brand, which was acquired by Craft Brew Alliance (CBA) in 2018, has refreshed its branding and packaging with the launch of a new summer seasonal offering, Summer Rays golden ale, and a new year-round New England-style IPA,… Read more »

Crowler Cans Out of Stock until April as Beer Industry Pivots to To-Go Sales

Crowler Cans Out of Stock until April as Beer Industry Pivots to To-Go Sales

As draft beer has almost entirely stopped flowing in the U.S. due to on-premise shutdowns caused by efforts to stop the spread of the novel coronavirus disease COVID-19, craft brewers are turning to crowlers — 32 oz. cans filled and sealed on demand — to sell the beer left in their kegs before it oxidizes.

Press Clips: Anchor Brewing Union Contract Finalized; D.C. Brau Receives Investment

Press Clips: Anchor Brewing Union Contract Finalized; D.C. Brau Receives Investment

Employees at Anchor Brewing ratified a three-year contract with the International Longshore and Warehouse Union (ILWU), Local 6 earlier this month, a first for the San Francisco-based brewery. D.C. Brau raised $614,335 from 12 investors during a recent equity raise, according to a December 19 U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission filing. Columbus, Indiana-based 450 North Brewing Company has posted an apology on its social media accounts for selling its Slushy line of beers with the incorrect alcohol by volume.

Cans Propel Allagash Brewing to More Than 100,000 Barrels in 2019

Cans Propel Allagash Brewing to More Than 100,000 Barrels in 2019

Allagash Brewing Company estimates its sales volume surpassed the 100,000-barrel mark in 2019, due to packaging its flagship Allagash White and River Trip session ale in cans for the first time. After a successful regional introduction in 2019, the Portland, Maine-based craft brewery announced today plans to expand distribution of its canned offerings to additional markets and the addition of 12-packs.

Shipyard Brewing Founder Plans to Open $36 Million Co-Packing Facility in New Hampshire

Shipyard Brewing Founder Plans to Open $36 Million Co-Packing Facility in New Hampshire

Shipyard Brewing founder Fred Forsley is partnering with Valencia Realty Capital and State Street Realty Advisors on a proposed $36 million contract brewing and co-packing facility in Hooksett, New Hampshire. The 100,000 sq. ft. facility, which is currently under development along Highway 93 with a targeted opening date of late 2020, will be capable of producing and packaging thousands of barrels of beer, distilled spirits and non-alcoholic drinks.

Boulevard Hopes New High-End Offerings, Cans Will Boost Sales

Boulevard Hopes New High-End Offerings, Cans Will Boost Sales

In an effort to further establish itself in the high end craft beer category, Kansas City’s Boulevard Brewing Co. will launch a new line of premium-priced beers in the third quarter of this year, Duvel USA executives told Brewbound.

Beer Institute Shares Latest Packaging Insights

Beer Institute Shares Latest Packaging Insights

Draft beer now accounts for nearly two-thirds of all on-premise beer volume, according to the Beer Institute’s (BI) annual State-Level Packaging Report, released today. Last year, 61.7 percent of all beer sold on-premise was poured on draft — a 1.8 point share gain — which the BI said is the highest on-premise draft share ever recorded.

Santa Fe Brewing Zeros in on New Mexico Market, Plans to Add Downtown Tasting Room

Santa Fe Brewing Zeros in on New Mexico Market, Plans to Add Downtown Tasting Room

After pulling distribution from two states last year, Santa Fe Brewing Company is re-focusing its efforts on growing sales in its home state of New Mexico and seven other core markets. Santa Fe director of sales and marketing Jarrett Babincsak told Brewbound that the company decided to dig deeper in its eight-state footprint due to the increasingly more difficult challenge of selling beer away from a home territory.