Taking stock

It was a fun trip out to Chicago for IMDA last week. I think both Mark and I have rediscovered our love of golf having seen the impeccable condition of the course at the Hilton Oak Brook Hills resort.


Competition Commission recommends merger

SABMiller has been informed by Anheuser-Busch that the Competition Commission of South Africa has completed its investigation and recommended to the Competition Tribunal that Anheuser-Busch’s proposed combination with SABMiller be approved with conditions.

Crown unveils new can sizes for China

Crown Beverage Packaging is to introduce several new aluminum beverage can sizes for the Chinese market. The company has announced the 185ml, 300ml and 330ml sleek and 500ml will now be available as alternatives to the traditional 330ml size. “Expanding our product line reflects Crown’s commitment to helping customers stay in tune with changing consumer […]

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New twist off aluminium bottle for Bud

Bud Light Platinum is soon to be available in a new 11.5oz realisable aluminium bottle across the United States. The Bud Light Platinum aluminium bottle, featuring a twist-off cap for a tool-less opening, is also more than 50% stronger than a standard aluminium can and, according to the brewer, also helps the beer get colder […]


Landshark catches Zac Brown Band

Landshark Lager will feature Grammy award winners the Zac Brown Band on three special cans of its beer. Three limited-edition 16oz Landshark Lager cans will also give fans of the band an all-access pass to them this summer. The brewer, part of Anheuser Busch, released the first design (pictured) in May in the US, the […]


May 2013

REGULARS 3 Comment 6 World News 32 New Products New cans and ends in the market place 33 New Equipment The latest machinery and equipment for the can line 34 Filling Focus An indepth look at how the international canned beer market 58 Candid Alexander Mohr, external affairs director at the Association of European Producers […]

Updated: Budweiser to launch bow-tie can

Brewer Anheuser-Busch is to launch a bow-tie version of its beer can next month, according to reports in the United States. The design builds on a rebranding of the can from 2011, Budweiser’s 12th can design since the brewer began offering the beer in cans in 1936, which prominently featured the company’s bow-tie. The brewer […]

Anheuser-Busch launches Straw-Ber-Rita

Anheuser-Busch is to expand its range of fruity malt drinks with a new strawberry margarita cocktail in a can. Straw-Ber-Rita, an 8% strength drink, is a blend of Bud Light Lime with the taste of strawberry margarita. The new brand will be available in three pack sizes: 12 pack of 8oz cans and four packs […]

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