Ardagh Group Glass North America is to produce 12oz flint (clear) glass bottles for Sprecher Brewing’s new sparkling water line.
The US-based brewery has selected Ardagh’s glass containers to develop a distinctive brand by using high-standard sustainable packaging.
According to Ardagh Group North America Glass chief commercial officer John Shaddox, the sparkling water line’s specially designed glass bottle is 100% endlessly recyclable, preserves product integrity and offers shelf appeal.
Sprecher Brewing president Jeff Hamilton said: “Ardagh Group’s high-quality, attractive flint glass bottle is a key component of the high-end, above premium positioning for Sprecher’s line of all-natural sparkling waters.
“The glass bottle provides a vessel that locks in the freshness of the beverage, with the neck acting as an aroma reservoir. Upon opening and prior to drinking, consumers experience all the natural aromatics characteristic of each flavour.”
Sprecher Brewing has introduced the natural sparkling water line in fresh-cut mango, ripe strawberry, cool cucumber, valencia orange, lime royale, tropical resort, strawberry basil and red raspberry flavours, providing tasty spirit mixer options.
Earlier this month, Ardagh Group announced that it will merge its Food & Specialty Metal Packaging business with aluminium containers maker Exal, forming the Trivium Packaging entity.
In June, Ardagh Group Glass North America signed a long-term agreement to become the exclusive bottle supplier of Mountain Valley’s spring water products.
Mountain Valley selected Ardagh to manufacture green glass water bottles for its premium spring and sparkling waters in order to preserve the quality and taste.