One-Way Kegs: The Real and Innovative Alternative to Steel Keg Ownership & Rental

Sponsored by Petainer

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Speaker: Andrew Brewer

One-way kegs are a lightweight alternative to steel and achieve considerable savings on logistics while reducing your carbon footprint. In this sponsored BA Collab Hour with Petainer, learn more about one-way kegs and their benefits to producers.

Learning Objectives

  • Export to new markets: One-way shipping with a disposable keg
  •  Savings on logistics: 90% lighter than steel kegs and no more returning empty steel kegs to the producer
  • A clean fill every time: No need for sanitization, eliminating equipment and utility costs
  • Sustainable solution: Made with recycled materials that lower your CO2 emissions by reducing logistics and wastewater

About the Speaker

Andrew Brewer

Andrew Brewer, Director Technical Services for the Americas


Andy Brewer has worked in the kegging industry since 1979. He obtained his engineering training with the Ministry of Defense in the U.K., completing a four-year apprenticeship in electronic and general engineering. He also obtained national certificates in engineering while studying at the Bromley College of Technology.

In 1979, Andy joined APV Burnett and Rolfe as a Technician where he installed kegging lines for breweries in Europe, North America, and Australia. In 1986, Andy transferred to the office in the U.S. as Kegging Manager.

Since leaving APV in 1991, Andy has continued in the industry, acting as a consultant for most of the world's major brewers, designing new equipment and engineering process cycles to increase throughput and reduce utility usages on existing lines.

He has also helped to design small keg washing and filling equipment for the small brewing industry. Andy lectures for the Master Brewers Association of the Americas (MBAA), Niagara Brewing College, and for Nottingham University on keg washing and filling techniques, and is published in the MBAA Packaging book.

Currently, Andy works for Petainer Manufacturing USA as their Technical Director for the Americas.

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