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In the Aisles: New Products in Glass

 

Welcome to “In the Aisles: New Products in Glass,” a regular look at trends, innovations, and new products packaged in glass containers. To showcase your glass package, click the “Send Us Your New Products” option below or email lbragg@gpi.org. If you like what's here, please forward this publication.

The Champagne of Beers Now In Champagne-Sized Bottles

MillerCoors introduces a limited-release, Champagne-sized bottle of Miller High Life. "The Champagne of Beers" is packaged in a 750ml, gold foil-wrapped, special-edition collector's glass bottle manufactured by O-I. "It's a perfect shareable bottle, and we know the holidays are all about sharing beers and fun times with family and friends.” On Milwaukee 

Founders Releases Last Brew In Its Barrel-Aged Series

Founders Brewing Co. releases Canadian Breakfast Stout, an imperial coffee chocolate stout aged in maple bourbon barrels. Packaged in 750-milliliter glass bottles, and available to the public for the first time since 2011, CBS is one of the most sought-after releases in the world. Detroit Free Press, Brewbound

Farmhand Organics Redesigns To Better Tell Brand's Story

Formerly MM Local, the eight-year-old Colorado canning company has rebranded. Now Farmhand Organics', its classic preserved fruit and veggie recipes are packaged in a transparent glass jar, a nod to the brand’s commitment to knowing exactly where its ingredients come from – and the cap indicates the farm that grew the produce. New Hope Network, FoodDive

Friends Beverage Group Introduces Glass Bottle Format

Miami, Florida’s Friends Beverage Group releases “Friends Fun Wine” on five continents, and introduces new packaging. Initially launched in 250ml cans, the brand has added 330ml aluminum bottles and 750ml glass bottles in response to business and distribution partner demand. The new design showcases work by graffiti artist Miguel Paredes. News Release

Astral Tequila Launches ‘First’ U.S. Smart Spirits Bottle

Astral Tequila releases smart bottles of its tequila, which use near field communication (NFC) technology to provide exclusive content to smartphone users. An NFC neck tag comes attached to every glass bottle, and when tapped with a smartphone, it directs users to Astral content, including video. Beverage Industry, The Spirits Business

Odell Releases Triple IPA In 12oz Bottles

Odell Brewing debuts its latest Cellar Series, Fee Fi Fo Fum, in a bottle manufactured by O-I. This marks the second Cellar Series release in the new single 12oz glass bottle offering. “The Triple IPA is an exciting style and the 12oz single bottle felt like the right package.” Brewbound

Braxton Labs Introduces Kringle Belgian Quad Bottles 

Dedicated to innovation, Kentucky’s Braxton Labs introduces its second bottled project. Just in time for Christmas, the brewery debuts Kringle Belgian Quad in a 500ml glass bottle, manufactured by Ardagh Group, sold individually and in four packs. Beer Buzz

Old Glory Distilling Co. Debuts First Batch of Bourbon Whiskey

Tennessee Distiller Old Glory bottles its first batch of Old Glory Bourbon Whiskey. For the past five years, they have been selling only clear spirits. The craft spirit is packaged in premium 375ml glass bottles. A new release is expected every three months. The Leaf-Chronicle

Distillery Enters Brown Craft Spirits Market

New York's Tommyrotter Distillery makes a foray in to brown craft spirits with two new releases: Triple Barrel American Whiskey and limited-edition Napa Valley Heritage Cask Straight Bourbon Whiskey. They arrive packaged in cork-closure, premium 750ml glass bottles. Beverage Industry

Vodka Made With Hilton Head Humidity Debuts  

South Carolina-based Hilton Head Distillery is bottling a little piece of Hilton Head Island with every batch of Aermoor Vodka, distilled 49 times and proofed with water pulled from the humidity on Hilton Head Island. It’s all wrapped up in a clear, aery 75cl glass bottles. Island PacketThe Spirits Business
PACKAGING TRENDS

Mintel Identifies Five Trends That Will Impact Packaging 

Mintel market intelligence announces five trends to impact the global packaging industry in 2018, including reducing food waste, enhancing the e-commerce experience, and marine conservation. Beverage Daily

Top 10 Award-Winning Glass Bottle Designs

The Spirits Business shines a light on the glass bottle designs that have captured and retained consumer attention at its annual Design & Packaging Masters, where an experienced panel of judges recognized the best bottlings in the business. The Spirits Business

Which Package Wears It Better? Glass Bottles For The Win 

By a margin of more than two to one, respondents in Packaging Digest's latest "Who Wore It Better" poll for Iced Coffee voted for Starbucks classic glass bottle over the plastic container used by competitor Dunkin’ Donuts. Read what respondents had to say about glass packaging.
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