Author: Susan Brennan

01 Jan 2019

Where to Find us in 2019 – Exhibitions & Conferences

Throughout 2018, you could find us at the following exhibitions and conferences. We will be updating this list for 2019.

01 Nov 2018
Braubeviale stand

BrauBeviale 2018 – Germany

BrauBevialeWe attended the BrauBeviale 2015 exhibition in November 2015 and will be returning from November 13-15, 2018.

Hall 7 / 7-517

Located in Germany, this is a capital goods exhibition for the whole process chain of beverage production: raw materials, technologies, logistics and marketing.

In the past, there have been about 40,000 trade visitors using the creative atmosphere to develop solutions. With about 1,100 exhibitors in 9 exhibition halls, you could find solutions and trends for the production of beer, water, non-alcoholic drinks, spirits, wine, sparkling wine and liquid dairy products.

11 Oct 2018

PackExpo, October 14-17, 2018 – Chicago, IL

Booth E8500 Location

PackExpo18 plan
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From October 14th to 17th, we were at PackExpo in Chicago, Illinois.

This year, as returning members of PMMI’s Pack Expo, our booth included our OEM partners WaveGrip, the leader of sustainable and cost effective multi packing solutions. We are also happy to announce an exciting addition to our stand, Fuji Robotics, displaying one of their innovative palletizing robots. Both of these companies, along with our Palmer Canning Systems units, will provide you with a fully autonomous superior packaging solution.

Come and check us out on the pack floor – we will be displaying our 12/4 CraftBloc along with our best in class CraftBulk De-pal.

24 Apr 2018
Craftbloc Mountain Fork

Mountain Fork Brewery enjoy Low Oxygen Pickup!

Rivers, lakes, mountains, and forests don’t immediately leap to mind when you think of Oklahoma. But in the eastern part of the state, the town of Broken Bow sits adjacent to the sylvan Hochatown State Park, which houses a large reservoir fed by nearby mountain streams. For weekend warriors in cities like Tulsa, Oklahoma City, and Dallas, each about three hours away by car, this represents a refreshing change of scenery. And nothing fits better into a getaway-ready tourist town than a local brewery.

Recognizing this niche hadn’t been filled by 2015, now co-owners Mark McDaniel, Charles Wilson, and Keith Shearer decided they wanted to be the ones to bring a brewpub, complete with food and tasting room, to Broken Bow. Such was the genesis of Mountain Fork Brewery, the name owing itself to the pristine nearby river from which the company sources water for brewing.

Mountain Fork Brewery

24 Apr 2018
CBC team

Craft Brewers Conference (CBC), April 2018 – Nashville, TN

CBCWe will be at the Craft Brewers Conference 2018 from April 30th to May 3rd in Nashville, TN.

On stand #314, we will feature our CraftBloc™ can filling line.

May 2nd – After Party!

In addition at 5 p.m., please join us for free beer, food and music, as Tailgate Brewery will feature a Tap Takeover offering exclusive tappings from Burial Beer Co. of Asheville, NC. Location is 20 minutes southwest of the show at Tailgate Brewery HQ, 7300 Charlotte Pike, Nashville, TN.

CBC Invite 2018

The Craft Brewers Conference (CBC) is the only industry event that serves both brewpubs and packaging breweries. This is an annual show that travels to different cities each year.

For professional brewers, CBC is the number one environment in North America for concentrated, affordable brewing education and idea sharing to improve brewery quality and performance. The conference is also a great social event with 10,000+ brewing industry professionals enjoying craft brews together. BrewExpo America® allows exhibitors and buyers to develop profitable business relationships and helps brewing and brewery restaurant professionals encounter the latest and best products and services that industry vendors have to offer.

01 Apr 2018
Garrison Brewing canning line

Garrison Brewing Word Hard and Play Hard

The brewing scene in Halifax, Nova Scotia, has evolved and grown greatly in recent years. For Brian Titus, who founded Garrison Brewing with Mark Obermaier 20 years ago, being able to adapt and finding your own identity is key to standing the test of time. Just make sure you have fun while you’re at it.

Garrison Brewing

“…the company invested in a 12 head Palmer Canning line with depalletiser, which sits snugly alongside the bottling setup.

But you can’t ignore cans. We only started canning in May 2017 and it now accounts for 15% of our output and it’s on course to grow to 30%. After that, who knows where it’s going to go.

We could have gone for cheaper options on the market but we didn’t see the value on taking that route. You can ruin a perfectly good beer in the final seconds of the process and if you’ve not thought about that issue, then that’s a problem. You need to focus on packaging.”

12 Jan 2018
Lyft cans

Lyft Teams up with Baderbrau

BaderbrauAs you might expect, Lyft has reams of data about its customers’ ride-sharing habits — who is calling rides, where and when. That data led to an unlikely avenue to try connecting with its audience at a deeper level: beer.

Starting next week, the nation’s second-largest ride sharing company will team up with Chicago’s Baderbrau Brewing on Five Star Lager, a brand both companies envision drinkers reaching for at the end of an evening out — just about the time they’re deciding how to get home.

The partnership achieves a longtime goal for Lyft of getting inside bars. Though centered initially in Chicago, the initiative could expand to other cities.

Five Star Lager will be available only in bars and only in 12-ounce cans, each of which will feature a discount code for as much as $5 off a Lyft ride. The beer is in fact a rebranded version of one of Baderbrau’s easiest-drinking beers, South Side Pride, a crisp helles lager.

14 Nov 2017
MBAA banner 2017

Master Brewers Conference 2018

We exhibited at the Master Brewers Conference 2017 in Atlanta, GA, and will be attending the 2018 event.

The 2017 Master Brewers Conference included two days of exhibition.

14 Nov 2017
CCBS people

California Craft Beer Summits in 2018

California Craft Beer Summit

In 2018, we will be exhibiting at:

  • April 8-10: California Craft Beer Summit Spring – San Diego, CA
  • September 6-8: California Craft Beer Summit Sacramento
  • November/December: California Craft Beer Summit NoCal

In November 2017, we exhibited at the California Craft Beer Summit in Sacramento, California, the premier event for the beer loving community.