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The New Brewer

Tracing Dissolved Oxygen through the Packaging Process

Selling oxidized, stale beer is an easy way to lose customers. With the increasing level of competition for retail space, brewers need every advantage to keep their beer at its best.

All Clear: Let’s Talk About Glass Quality

Unless your consumers are trying to get into the Guinness Book of records, no one wants to swallow glass! The Craft Brewers Glass Quality Group (CBGQG) is a dream team of quality, packaging and brewing professionals from at least a …Read More

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

Insights & Analysis

Cans and Bottles: Craft Beer Packaging Trends

One of the most frequent data requests I’ve been getting recently relates to packaging. As with everything in craft, packaging is an area where change is the constant, so older analyses quickly go out of date. Packaging is also an area where …Read More

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