Posts tagged Cans
The Metal Movement – Craft Brewers Can It

When you peruse the craft brew offerings at your local liquor or grocery store, chances are pretty good that your gaze is reflected in shiny glass bottles for the most part. Cans have been limited to big beer companies. However, things are changing and it might not be too long before you see your favorite craft beer in a metal can rather than a curvy glass bottle. What’s up with the shift and who’s leading the charge?

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The Beer Can: A Patriotic Marketing Tool for Breweries

Most beer cans have a relatively recognizable design – the classic Budweiser can is an excellent example. Once a brewery hits on a good design for their cans, they’re usually pretty wary about making too many changes to it. That makes a lot of sense. A good design is immediately recognizable to the company’s customers and makes for good advertising. Changes can lead to confusion with buyers and can even make it hard to find the beer on a store’s shelves. However, with that being said, quite a few companies are making changes to their can designs.

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The Move toward Greener Beer Packaging

When you think of beer packaging, chances are that you immediately think of the cardboard six-pack holder or the cardboard case. However, packaging goes far beyond what keeps your beer bottles or cans together. The largest consideration in beer packaging is actually those very bottles and cans! There is a growing movement toward greening up this aspect of the industry.

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Excellent Craft Brews Go Into Cans

For a very long time, the battle of bottles versus cans has raged. Despite any personal preference you might have, the emerging trend is clear – cans are the way to go. While many craft breweries still prefer to bottle their suds in glass, you'll find a growing number of them opting to put their brews in the confines of an aluminum can. Why is this? What brewers are turning to aluminum and eschewing the use of glass altogether?

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Holy Container Wars! Metal Makes a Comeback

Craft beers come in glass bottles, right? Well, that might be changing, whether you like it or not. The container wars have gone on for as long as both metal cans and glass bottles have been available, but more and more craft brewers are making the switch to metal. Why is this? Actually, there are several reasons for this shift. Only 10 years ago, there were no American craft breweries using cans. Today, there are more than 100 doing so.

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Cans and Bottles and Contention, Oh My!

There is a considerable amount of contention out there in the beer world today. While there are controversies over label design and the never-ending battle of "my beer is better than yours," there's a fight brewing over something else – that of cans versus bottles.  Which is better?  Why is one better than the other, anyway?

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