Should Your Brewery be Canning Crowlers?

Beer sold in cans accounts for more than bottles, draft, and kegs combined, with most of those cans coming in the form of the classic 12-ounce size. Recently, however, “crowlers” have been gaining momentum in the craft beer world. Should your brewery be selling beer in crowlers? There are a few factors to consider. What…

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6 Tips for Maintaining Your Canning Machines

Canning your own beer is an excellent way to expand your reach, raise brand awareness, and increase the value of each customer who walks through your door. In order to keep your canning operation running smoothly, proper maintenance and care of your machinery is vital. Whether you’re expanding your existing canning line or simply taking…

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How to Expand Your Canning Line

Most brewers don’t have the resources or warehouse space for a full industrial canning operation, but the benefits of canning your own creations are undeniable. As the pandemic forced the closure of brewpubs and taprooms across the country, brewers were forced to rapidly pivot to canning and distributing their products for delivery and pickup. But…

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The Aluminum Can Shortage: How to Avoid Being Crushed

As the COVID-19 pandemic confined people to their homes and restaurant attendance dropped, the demand for beer, soda, and other canned beverages rose significantly. Combined with factory shutdowns and increased demand in developing countries, the result was an ongoing shortage of the standard 12-oz aluminum can. Can manufacturers plan to build more facilities over the…

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Craft Brew Industry Outlook 2021

2020 was a tough year for businesses across the globe, as the COVID-19 pandemic and ensuing economic downturn wreaked havoc on almost every industry. For the craft beer industry, the year was a mixed bag. With people holed up in their homes and not much to do, alcohol consumption (and beer sales) rose significantly. For…