Analyzing Budweiser’s bowtie can

Has Budweiser gotten bent out of shape over nothing, or are contoured cans the shape of things to come?
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Package Case Study

Miller Time reinvented with sleek, easy-grip bottle

MillerCoors uses package design as a tool to influence the beer category, launching a sleek, contoured bottle for its Miller Lite brand that reinvents the drinking experience.
Bonfire Brewing uses a single-station, cam-driven, air-actuated seaming machine made by the same OEM that made the upstream filling system.
Machine Case Study

Digitally printed shrink labels open possibilities at craft brewer

Bonfire Brewing Co. buys bright stock cans and self-decorates them with shrink sleeve labels. Thanks to digital printing, ‘we can change graphics at the drop of a hat.’
Drop packer with the Pic-N-Place module.
Machine Case Study

Drop packer keeps craft brewer growing

After experiencing a higher than desirable level of bottle breakage with repurposed packaging equipment, Midwestern stalwart Boulevard Brewing Company needed a solution to meet its non-traditional packaging demands, which include four different bottle types, multiple packaging sizes, and no carton dividers.
Full-aperture can end turns the can into a drinking vessel.
Package Case Study

Debut of full-aperture can end for beer

With the April launch of Helles Golden Lager, its ninth canned beer, Sly Fox Brewing Co. of Pottstown, PA becomes the first brewery in North America to utilize the innovative 360 End™ beverage can technology.
Arizona's first seasonal canned beer series.
Package Case Study

Arizona’s first seasonal canned beer series

SanTan Brewing Co., one of Arizona’s fastest growing breweries and a leader of the Arizona canned craft beer revolution, is launching an exciting new CanVenture: Arizona’s first ever seasonal canned beer series.
1 - Abita Brewing
Feature Article

Cans are catching on

Beer, mead, sparkling water, energy drinks—the marketers behind these and other beverages are lately finding aluminum cans very much to their liking.
With high-velocity air being delivered by two aluminum air knives, labeling efficiency has been greatly improved.
Machine Case Study

Bottling line cost savings stick like glue at brewery

A new high-velocity blower and air knife system at Lakefront Brewery saves costs on glue and provides greater labeling productivity.
PET ‘kegs’
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PET ‘kegs’

On display at the KHS booth were one-way PET kegs from Petainer in 15-, 20-, and 30-L sizes that are especially suitable for sending beer, cider, or wine to export markets because of their light weight, durability, and low cost relative to other keg material options.

Variety-pack box reveals four 22-oz glass bottles inside

Zoom and rotate this litho-printed, die-cut secondary package that provides a structural and graphics marketing punch for craft brews in club and liquor stores.


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