beer cans

 

Showa Denko Group to acquire Vietnam-based Hanacans

Japan based Showa Denko and its wholly owned subsidiary Showa Aluminum Can Corporation (SAC) have reached an agreement with major shareholders of Rexam-Hanacans Joint Stock Company (Hanacans), of Vietnam, to acquire 91.75% of shares in the company. SAC became the first company in Japan to manufacture and sell aluminum beer cans in 1971 and since then […]

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Sixty years of canmaking in Dutch beverage can plant

In his welcoming speech on 21st December at the Ball plant in Oss (Netherlands), plant manager Peter Kauw referred briefly to the status of canmaking in the Netherlands 60 years ago. “Mister Frits Drijver, founder, managing director and main shareholder of the then leading Dutch canmaker Thomassen & Drijver, decided overnight in 1952 and virtually […]

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Drink packaging is ‘responsible’

An independent audit has shown show the vast majority of alcohol products sold in Britain conform to responsibility standards established by a watchdog. The Portman Group was established in 1989 by the UK’s leading alcohol producers to promote responsible drinking. As part of its ongoing compliance work, the group appointed independent consultants, Campden BRI, to […]

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Cans move in on Polish craft beer

A Polish craft beer, previously only available in glass bottles, is to be released in cans for the first time. Polish brand Piwo na Miodzie Gryczanymi is the first canned beer brand from the Jabłonowo Brewery launched under the Manufaktura Piwna label. It is being packaged for the first time in 500ml aluminum cans, produced […]

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Carlsberg becomes first brewer to join Alupro

Carlsberg UK is the first brewer to join the Aluminium Packaging Recycling Organisation (Alupro) and will also fund its Every Can Counts recycling programme. The decision marks the beer giant’s commitment to increase the recovery and recycling of its aluminium cans used across its portfolio of beer and cider brands, which alongside Carlsberg and Carlsberg […]

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Belgian soccer stars get canned

Superstar footballers from Belgium are to appear on cans of the country’s favourite beer. High profile players, including Manchester City defender Vincent Kompany and Chelsea midfielder Eden Hazard, feature alongside their international colleagues on cans of Jupiler. The beer is the top seller in Belgium and sponsors the country’s national league. According to the website […]

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CANvitational beer festival to launch

Indianapolis-based craft brewer Sun King Brewery is planning to hold a festival of canned beer. On 28 September the beer hosts the inaugural CANvitational, tan event it describes as Midwest’s first-ever canned craft beer festival. More than 30 craft breweries will be at the event representing 16 states. “We’re incredibly excited to share the beers […]

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Rexam gets Big Wood deal

Controversial drinks maker Big Wood Brewery has launched four premium craft beers in Rexam cans. The brewer has launched four of its award-winning craft beers in cans. Jack Savage, Morning Wood, Bark Bite and Bad Axe are available now in Rexam 16oz cans. Jack Savage American Pale Ale is made from all American hops, while […]

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Bavaria Radler – a drink for cyclists we can all enjoy

Dutch brewer Bavaria has launched two new beers, Bavaria Radler Lemon and Bavaria Radler Grapefruit, inspired by the sport of cycling. With a long history of quenching the thirst of cyclists across Germany, these shandy-style beers are expected to be a big hit with consumers in the UK; even those whose thirst has not grown […]

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Beer cocktails in one-of-a-kind can

A burger chain is claiming to be the first in the US to launch a beer flavoured cocktail in a unique can. Red Robin is serving, in a limited edition reusable beer can, two new cocktails: • Coors Light Can-Crafted Cocktail – A mixture of Coors Light, ginger liqueur and lemonade topped with fresh squeezed […]

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Founders Brewery forced to delay can launch

Founders Brewery has been forced to postpone the launch of its canned seasonal All Day IPA. The brewer, launched in 1997 by co-founders Mike Stevens and Dave Engbers, said a “perfect storm” of events meant it would not be introducing the new package launch of All Day IPA in 12-pack cans in July. The brewer […]

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Shaping the future

Budweiser announced this week that Belvac’s innovative shaping machinery produced its new Bow-tie can, arguably the most innovative introduction to the market for 30 years.

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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 […]

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Raise a can to beer

I’ve just finished the May issue of Cantech International this month has a focus on canned beer and it’s been a real pleasure to explore the topic this month. At first glance the market may not seem to be in the best of health but once you’ve spoken to a few people and dug down […]

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