The famed Blue Ribbon will now adorn the can of a delicious non-alcoholic THC infused seltzer. Pabst Labs, a company founded by a group of cannabis beverage experts and former Pabst Brewing Company employees were granted the rights to create a line of cannabis infused drinks under the Pabst Blue Ribbon Name.
Your favorite beer may not be what it once was. It’s now a division of a worldwide beverage corporation. “Bud” of St Louis is now Anheuser-Busch InBev NV (AB InBev) of Anderlecht Belgium. Coors of Golden Colorado is now Molson Coors EH. In a series of complicated mergers and acquisitions their brands now include Coors, Molson, Miller Brewing and Sharps’s Brewery of Cornwall, U.K.
Americans are drinking their way through the novel coronavirus (COVID-19). Many are holding Zoom video “happy hours” with friends and colleagues, while others are content to imbibe by themselves or with a significant other with no social media necessary.
Challenger brands, which set themselves apart with an intent to bring change to an industry, are driving massive change across the fast-moving consumer goods industry. At the same time, in order to grow their sales these brands are bridging the gap between selling exclusively online and building an in-store presence.
Short’s Brewery in Northern Michigan was established in 2002 by Joe Short. Short had gained significant brewing experience at other Michigan breweries and realized that his style of brewing was best suited to his own business model.
Global brewers should see 5%-10% drop in can costs for 2020 as a result of declines in previously high aluminum prices after they had been a drag on profits for brewers in past two years; brewers in U.S., Western Europe, Japan set to benefit most.
Heineken and KHS are setting standards with the newest and one of the biggest breweries in Mexico on all counts. Besides its impressive proportions, the plant is also a shining example when it comes to ecological and economic sustainability, thanks to four KHS lines.
We ring in the new year with features in the January issue including our Top Packaging Innovations in 2020, customizable e-commerce kits, automating coding changeovers to drive efficiency, motion control advances, tape solutions and beauty care while wearing masks.