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Beer bottle labels take some creativity

“The artwork on craft beer bottles is as diverse as the breweries themselves. Even Greenbush Brewing Co. head brewer Jake Demski says that although the beer is his top consideration, a good label can influence his purchases. “I may say, ‘That’s a cool label,’ and I might try that over something with a plain label,” […]

Ball predicts double digit growth for craft beer cans

“Ball Beverage Packaging Europe predicts the uptake of cans among craft brewers will continue; expecting double digit growth in this sector.” Read more here: Ball predicts double digit growth for craft beer cans

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DS Smith develops new biodegradable carton for Veuve Clicquot champagne

“DS Smith said it saved 5.2t of virgin fiber while producing a batch of the carton since the grape residue from the Veuve Clicquot manufacturing process was used as natural pigments to obtain a unique dyed paper. DS Smith consumer packaging key account wines and spirits manager Jean-Charles Moras said: “It was an honor to […]

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Coca-Cola Lets People Record Messages With A Bottle Cap

“With the holiday season around the corner, people all over the world are sending messages to their friends and family. Spanish-based digital agency Gigigo decided to give this old tradition a modern twist by designing a bottle cap for Coca-Cola that lets customers record 30-second voice messages which can then be played by simply twisting […]

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Tamper-Detection Capsule Brings Security and Marketing to Wine Makers

“The InTact capsule not only ensures the authenticity of a bottle of wine, but it can be used with an app to promote the product, thereby providing appropriate content based on whether or not that bottle has been opened. The system works with Selinko’s cloud-based content-management software that enables companies to confirm each bottle’s authenticity […]

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Oskar Blues Brewery Announces America’s First Craft Beer 16 Pack

“Continuing their tradition of packaging innovation Oskar Blues Brewery is adding four more pinnertrations to the existing PINNER Throwback IPA 12-packs. The new 16-can package will launch in the ColoRADo market just in time for the holiday season while national distribution will follow in early 2017.” Read more here: Oskar Blues Brewery Announces America’s First […]

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New Technology Spurs Cork Comeback

“While TCA is the most common source of flaws in natural cork, it’s far from cork’s only weakness, and not all winemakers consider a TCA-free cork superior to a screwcap. “We have been using screwcaps … since 2001, and it has been one of the best decisions we ever made,” said Michael Brajkovich, winemaker at […]

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Keep this Beer Away from Lederhosen and KFC

“The label is not new, but it is a tad out of the ordinary. It pokes gentle fun at the oh so serious Government Warning Statement, mandated by Congress since the 1988 Alcoholic Beverage Labeling Act. In the early years, after this Warning became required on most every beer, wine and spirits label in the […]

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‘9 Green Bottles’: Who will design Heineken’s next generation smart bottle?

“Nine companies battled it out for a place on Heineken’s Design & Packaging Team to design its next generation smart bottle, at the AIPIA Congress in Amsterdam.” Read more here: ‘9 Green Bottles’: Who will design Heineken’s next generation smart bottle?

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Craft beer packaging trends: What’s new with crowlers and can handles?

“The Roberts PolyPro handle is not made from post-consumer material, but it remains 100 percent recyclable. However, because of its spare design, it uses less material and thus costs less. That’s good news from the producer’s point of view. From the consumer’s point of view, the most exciting thing may be that you can actually […]

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Gerhard Schubert and KHS develop customized packaging system for breweries

“Gerhard Schubert and KHS, beverage bottling systems, have partnered to develop a customized packaging system for breweries and beverage manufacturers.” Read more here: Gerhard Schubert and KHS develop customized packaging system for breweries

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Canned wine becomes big business for some local winemakers

“It’s a concept that’s catching on and it turns out local growers are behind this wine-in-a-can craze.  Andrew Jones of Field Recordings said he wanted to do something different.  “It was just something I thought would be fun when we first started,” he said.  Jones first started canning wine in 2013. Back then, it was […]

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