Indianapolis brewery is first to package in 8oz. ‘stubby cans’

The increasingly-popular 16oz. tallboy can may have just met its match (or its long-lost little brother, as it were). Indianapolis’ Flat12 Bierwerks will release Pinko! Russian Imperial Stout (10.5% ABV, 86 IBU) later this month in 8oz. “stubby cans.” A press release from Flat12 calls the packaging a “craft beer industry first.” “We first introduced PINKO! … [ Read more]

Bang Brewing to begin bottling for retail sales in 2016

Bang Brewing has big plans for their little 1,300-square-foot St. Paul brewery in 2016. Namely, bottling and selling beer at retail locations. The decision to package for retail sales came after a successful test run of Bang’s fresh hop beer in 750 mL bottles last year. With production steadily increasing the past two years, Jay and Sandy Boss … [ Read more]

Can manufacturer drops craft beer clients as supply tightens

Craft beer may be more popular than ever, but breweries that package their beer in aluminum cans may soon have a harder time getting their product into the hands of their customers. The number three can manufacturer in the U.S., Crown, is reportedly dropping new and existing craft beer clients using either 12-oz or 16-oz … [ Read more]

The Packaging of Craft Beer, Part II: Retailing

Last issue, we discussed how breweries approach their package design. In Part II, we find the beer on shelves. But where? In the cooler or on the warm floor? How does a package influence what a retailer will stock? “Every brewery wants you to put all their beer in the cooler,” says Todd Taylor. “It … [ Read more]

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