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  1. #1
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    can supplier options

    Do we have any small quantity can options yet? A year ago it was pretty much Ball (12 pallets) or Rexam (24 pallets) per label. I dread this next can order. Hoping to make this one easier.

    Drink more beer,

    Ken Johnson
    Fearless Brewing Company

  2. #2
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    lower freight costs on your can purchase

    If we can help on the frieght side of your can purchase please call.

    We ship Truck Load, LTL, reefers of full product for many brewing customers. We can also give you a spot qoute on any inbound needs. I am confident that we can help you save some cash.

    Thank you for your time.
    Regards,
    Chris Sapyta
    Director of Keg Logistics, LLC
    Direct 303-720-7655
    Industry Knowledge Service and Keg options for the Brewer

    www.fitzmark.com - Freight provided at the highest service level at a fair price.

    www.keglogistics.com - THE NEW KEG COMPANY from the founders of MicroStar.

  3. #3
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    Blank cans, plastic shrink wrap labels.

    You can only order sub-truckload sizes of blanks.

    But they look fantastic with a heat shrink sleeve. Only issue is if you need a sleeve dispenser, or if your runs are small enough to do by hand. Building a heat tunnel is elementary.

    Nat

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    Looking for any alternatives to the major company out there supplying cans to small brewers. Any help?
    Phillip Kelm--Palau Brewing Company Manager--
    Worldwide Brewery Installations
    www.GitcheGumeeBreweryServices.com

  5. #5
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    Gotta be someone, somewhere supplying small-lot can runs to a growing market. Or not?
    Phillip Kelm--Palau Brewing Company Manager--
    Worldwide Brewery Installations
    www.GitcheGumeeBreweryServices.com

  6. #6
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    Can supplier options

    We can provide aluminum cans and ends for short runs. Printed or plain.

    Mike Palmer
    mpalmer@palmertech.com

  7. #7
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    You'll want to talk with Crown Cork. They're at 10 pallets and so far great to work with.

    Jan Dunphy
    CROWN Beverage Packaging
    Ph # 847 934 0847
    Fax # 847 934 1160
    janice.dunphy@crowncork.com

    Cheers,
    Mike Hess
    President/CBO
    Hess Brewing Co
    San Diego's first nano-brewery
    est 2010

  8. #8
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    Quote Originally Posted by mikefromcu
    You'll want to talk with Crown Cork. They're at 10 pallets and so far great to work with.

    Jan Dunphy
    CROWN Beverage Packaging
    Ph # 847 934 0847
    Fax # 847 934 1160
    janice.dunphy@crowncork.com

    Cheers,
    We use CROWN cans and their supprt is great. They even sent a tech person out to help resolve some seam issues with our 5 head CASK canner.

  9. #9
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    I completely agree with triple and mikefromcu. We have been using Crown for more then a year now and are very happy. Thanks Crown.

  10. #10
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    Crown

    Fremont Brewing in Seattle uses Crown for 12 oz cans and our minimum is 8 pallets. You will pay a slight up charge for small runs but for special beers or smaller packaging breweries, this is better than the alternatives available.

    I will also echo the posts re: customer support. For example, our rep in Philly was emailing this morning to help our current process keep moving forward as the storm was pounding the East Coast from her home. Clearly, this is above and way beyond the call of duty and representative of the service Crown delivers.

    West Coast contact is Brian Thiel and he is exceptional:

    Brian Thiel
    Crown Beverage Packaging North America
    Regional Sales Manager
    (o) 253-927-1348
    (c) 419-819-7514
    brian.thiel@crowncork.com

    Matt Lincecum
    Fremont Brewing
    matt@fremontbrewing.com
    Last edited by Matt L; 10-29-2012 at 05:11 PM.

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