Rotherham firm’s US brewery deal

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Leading UK glass manufacturer Beatson Clark is joining the craft beer revolution in the United States.

The Rotherham firm is producing a premium bespoke bottle for the award-winning Brooklyn Brewery in New York that could go around the world.

Brooklyn Brewery was founded 25 years ago, specialises in producing beers that continue to ferment in the bottle, and exports its beers to 20 countries, including the UK, Canada, Australia and Sweden.

Beatson Clark specialises in providing glass packaging for niche brands in the food, drink and pharmaceutical markets worldwide and has designed an embossed, amber glass bottle that will be capped with a champagne style cork and wire closure.

The bottle will be used for special brews, including Brooklyn’s Black Ops, Wild Streak, and Silver Anniversary Lager as well as its regular range.

Brewery general manager Eric Ottaway says he is pleased to have found a British company with the design and production skills to produce a premium, bespoke bottle for the beers.

“We wanted a custom-made bottle to properly showcase the 100% bottle refermented beers we are making,” he said.

“When we turned to Swedish distributor Blueglass - Sofomec, they worked with Beatson Clark to provide a competitively priced but super premium bottle. We’re delighted with the end result.”

Blueglass-Sofomec is a leading distributor of glass packaging for export markets and has been working with Beatson Clark for the last five years.

“Premium products like the Brooklyn Beer are a perfect fit for both companies,” said Beatson Clark’s sales and marketing director Lynn Sidebottom.