#CanVantages – The Benefits of Aluminum Cans

CanVantages: The Benefits of Cans


Unbreakable cans don’t shatter into tiny shards and present dangers for your customers, retailers and staff. They’re safer in your brewery and during shipping and handling and safer when your customers handle them and recycle them. Empty cans can’t be hurled like missiles onto the playing field or concert stage, making them especially appealing for sports and music venues and other settings where glass presents risks.

A World of Environmental Benefits

The aluminum can is the most recycled beverage package on the planet, with 75% of aluminum still in circulation today. A full can of beer also weighs 40% less than a full bottle and delivers a 40% reduction in fuel use and shipping costs.

Portability & New Markets

Cans allow your customers to take your beverages to the beach, the pool, the backcountry, the stadium, airplanes, festivals and sporting events. Put your beverage in a can and you open up new markets and customer that weren’t reachable before.

Freshness-Keeping Power

Beer in cans lasts longer and tastes better. Cans offer 100% protection from UV light and ingressed oxygen, a fresh beer’s two greatest enemies. Canned beer never gets light struck and skunked or oxidized by outside air. With extremely low oxygen pickup (15 – 20ppb) when filled on a Cask canning system, cans help extend beverage shelf-life and peak flavor.

Customer Convenience

In every setting, cans are dramatically lighter and easier to handle, transport and recycle than bottles. A case or sixpack of cans is the lightest weight and ultimate “grab and go" retail package. The safest from breakage, too.

Product Differentiation

Cans provide 360 degrees of branding real estate on every package for increased presence, branding and consumer information.

Reduced Packaging and Shippings Costs

By using cans, our customers enjoy significant savings in packing and shipping materials. Cans require simple case trays instead of standard carboard cases and make cardboard sixpacks and bottle caps obsolete.

Cans are Cool. And Hot.

The aluminum can cools faster than a glass bottle. It’s also hottest-selling craft beer package in the US and Canada and a growing number of other nations.