Germânia 55 launches in lightest aluminium bottle

Rexam has secured another share of the recently established Brazilian aluminium bottle market with Germânia 55 beer in Fusion bottles. It is the first beverage of this type to be launched in the Fusion bottle, considered to be the lightest bottle in the South American market. “After the success of Germânia 55 in 24oz cans, […]

Ziggy Zoggy available in Rexam cans

Silver City Brewery is to offer Ziggy Zoggy Summer Lager as its first offering in aluminium with its launch in 12oz cans from Rexam. Brewed in the tradition of German style “Zwickelbier,” Ziggy Zoggy is an unfiltered lager that balances a crisp and elegant honey-like malt flavour with assertive, classic German hop character. “When we […]


Ghost Ship is UK’s ‘best independent canned beer’

Adnams Ghost Ship by Adnams was awarded the title ‘best independent beer in a can’ at the Indie Beer Can Festival this month. It is a citrusy Pale Ale brewed using Citra hops. The judging team praised its luscious notes of tropical fruit, beautifully balanced malts, and sparkling amber appearance. Emma Hibbert, marketing director at […]

Damm Group to speak at Euro CanTech

Eduard Tenas, purchasing manager at Damm Group, will give a keynote presentation at next year’s Euro CanTech event, to be held at the Hotel Arts in Barcelona (23-25 March). Damm Group are proud owners of the iconic Barcelona beer brand Estrella Damm, which has recognised that the can as a packaging option is very much […]

Heineken sells Empaque to Crown

Heineken’s Mexican packaging business has been sold to Crown Holdings in a $1.23bn deal. The sale of Empaque will generate a one-off gain of $300m according to the brewer. Empaque made $660m in revenues in 2013 and will continue to supply Cuauhtémoc Moctezuma, Heineken’s subsidiary company in Mexico. In a statement, Heineken said that the […]


Pick up a 99-pack!

In the UK you would generally pick up a four-pack, in the US maybe a six-pack, but 99? That seems a little much even for the most ardent of beer fans. However, in Texas they like things big, and Austin based Austin Beerworks Brewery have come up with an uber pack consisting of three rows […]


Fourpure choose Rexam for bespoke design

Rexam has partnered with Fourpure Brewing Co (an independent British craft brewer) to develop unique designs for their newly canned craft beer range. The brand is switching from glass bottle to aluminium cans, with designs depicting the skyline of each city from which the characteristics of the beer are inspired – six in all. Daniel […]


Denver Beer selects Ball cans for new promotion

Denver Beer is releasing two of its beers, Incredible Pedal and Graham Cracker Porter, in 12-ounce cans from Ball. The cans are marked using Ball’s Dynamark variable printing technology with one of 24 distinct GPS coordinates. These coordinates correspond to 24 secret locations in Colorado, as part of a promotion dubbed the DBC Explorer Challenge. […]

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Ball broadens Netherlands operation

Ball has announced the expansion of its beverage can manufacturing plant in Oss, Netherlands. The company is to build an additional production line for 50cl aluminium cans at the existing plant location. “In the Benelux countries, more and more breweries are choosing cans for their beer packaging,” said Colin Gillis, president, Ball Packaging Europe. “The […]


Indie Beer Can festival shortlist

The first round of judging for the inaugural Indie Beer Can Festival competition has taken place. Brewers within the Society of Independent Brewers (SIBA) have won the majority of finalist places – of the 12 shortlisted beers, 10 are brewed by SIBA members. The competition was launched earlier this year in partnership with SIBA and […]


AkzoNobel to build new facility in India

AkzoNobel has announced it is opening a new production facility in Thane, India, to manufacture coatings for the metal packaging and flexible packaging industries. The production facility will mainly serve Indian, Bangladeshi, Shri Lankan and Southeast Asian markets. The facility will have a capacity of 5000 tons a year and is set to produce a […]

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Bell’s Brewery selects cans from Ball

Craft beer maker Bell’s Brewery has selected cans from Ball Corporation for two of its most popular brews. Oberon Ale and Two Hearted Ale from Bell’s Brewery is now available in 16 oz cans. Bell’s plans to roll out the rest of their seasonal lineup in 16 oz can four-packs with Best Brown and Winter […]


Griffin Claw Brewing selects Rexam cans

Griffin Claw Brewing Company has selected Rexam 16 ounce cans for its beers. Norm’s Raggedy-Ass IPA, the company’s flagship brand, features a smooth, sweet body with enough malt to balance the huge hop profile of grapefruit and citrus flavors. El Rojo Red Ale has a strong malt character while also delivering the desired bitterness reminiscent […]

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