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Insights & Analysis

Bottles and Cans: Craft Beer Packaging Trends in 2018

As industry growth has slowed, can growth is now coming at the expense of bottles. Let's break down that shift in terms of drivers. Read More

Industry Updates

Handling and Filling Beer Growlers

Beer growler use by consumers and retailers is a popular way to bring the retail draught beer experience home or to transport rare or small production beers. The important decision to fill and use growlers must be made with an eye …Read More

Building a Returnable Bottle Market

Craft brewers have always led the way in considering the environmental impact of their decisions. This panel will provide brewers with the latest updates on where, why, and how refillable beer bottles are gaining a toehold in craft brewing. Craft …Read More

Insights & Analysis

Cans and Bottles: Craft Beer Packaging Trends in 2017

It’s been about a year since I last looked at craft beer packaging. Since that point, a lot has changed. The biggest shift has been the continued increase in share by cans. Although bottles still remain the majority of packaging …Read More

Power Hour

Glass Recycling and Craft Brewers

Glass bottles are endlessly recyclable and can contain over 95 percent recycled content while maintaining structural integrity. In the U.S., however, the average recycled content of glass bottles is only 33 percent and many times we see less than 5 …Read More

Industry Updates

Best Practices for Keg Users

All beer industry stakeholders have a key role to play in returning kegs to their brewery owners. Keg repatriation motivation starts with the Golden Rule, continues with the power of green (deposit dollars) and ends with the red flag of …Read More

Industry Updates

Keg Etiquette

The Golden Rule is designed to provide tools to help anyone redirect a keg towards its home brewery. Returning a keg to its owner is the right thing to do—if you lost your wallet you’d hope someone would return it …Read More

Industry Updates

Keg Scrapping

Many Brewers Association member breweries have been contacted by their local scrap yards letting them know that someone has tried to sell one or more of their kegs for scrap value. At 30 pounds empty weight, a typical stainless steel …Read More

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