Hopportunity Knocks

CanTech International was granted the opportunity of visiting the Indie Beer Can Festival on 13 May 2016. The event saw the UK and Ireland’s leading independent brewers converge on the trendy Hoxton Arches in London. Here is Alex Fordham’s round-up of the show.

612Brew selects Rexam cans

612Brew has launched three of its craft brews – SIX, Unrated Rye IPA and Gateway Park Lager – in Rexam 12 oz cans. SIX is a golden, biscuit-flavored American Pale Ale with a light hop aroma, Unrated Rye India Pale Ale is the brewery’s most full-bodied beer with a burst of citrus hop aroma and […]

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Sudwerk Brewing selects Rexam cans

Sudwerk Brewing is launching its California Dry Hop Lager in Rexam 12oz cans, which will be available at select retailers across California. California Dry Hop Lager features a blend of pine and citrus hop aromas mixed with the crisp refreshment of a German Helles lager. “The time was right for us to join the legion […]

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 […]


Burnside Brewing Company selects Rexam cans

Burnside Brewing Company is launching its Couch Select Lager in Rexam 12oz cans. Couch Select Lager is a Helles style pale lager brewed with pilsner malt, American Tettnang hops and fermented with the Bohemian lager yeast strain. “Cans have a nostalgia to them that is very appealing,” said Jay Gilbert, owner and manager, Burnside Brewing […]


Big Wood Brewery selects Rexam cans

Big Wood Brewery has added a fifth beer to its lineup of craft beers in Rexam 16 ounce cans. Amigo Grande features the tagline “Cerveza De Playa,” which roughly translates into “Beer of the Beach.” Amigo Grande is a Mexican Style Lager with five percent alcohol by volume (ABV). It joins Big Wood’s Jack Savage […]


UK beverage can market tops 9.5bn

The Can Makers, the body representing the UK manufacturers of beverage cans, have revealed a strong second half for 2013, boosting the UK drinks can market to over 9,590 million empty can deliveries for the whole of 2013, up 2.2% on 2012. Within the beer and cider category, empty can deliveries were up by almost […]

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Jaws crushed can re-released

A can of beer famously crushed in the classic film Jaws has been temporarily re-released. Made by the US-based Narragansett brewery the cans were immortalised in the 1975 Oscar winning movie. Before hunting the shark captain Sam Quint, the shark hunter played by the late Robert Shaw, crushes a can of Gansett lager with one […]


Canaries beer goes thermochromic

A popular beer served on the Canary Islands has started using new cans with thermochromic ink. Tropical, a Canary Island beer brewed by Compañia Cervecera de Canarias a subsidiary of SABMiller, has chosen Rexam to make its new 50cl cans. Produced out of Rexam’s German plant in Berlin, the can incorporates thermochromic ink into a […]

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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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