Whether you’re a home brewer or own a full-scale brewery, you have a range of options for beer closures. Beer closures can serve a number of stylistic purposes, from establishing brand awareness to helping distinguish a special brew. If you’re creating a signature beer for Oktoberfest or some other occasion, you may choose a specialty closure to make your beer stand out.
At A.O. Wilson, we provide several options for beer closures to help your speciality beers catch attention. You may consider to dress up your crown capped bottle with a decorative foil or you may prefer the “naked look” of a customized or unbranded cork with a wire hood. Or why not be different and opt for an eye catching custom printed PVC shrink?
Crown with Foil
Crown caps are a great and the most common closure for beer and ciders. They can be ordered in pry off or twist off, plain coloured or custom printed and are available in different sizes to suit your bottle of choice.
At A.O. Wilson, we offer custom printing on crown caps, so you can display your logo prominently on the cap for easy identification. The minimum for custom printed crowns is only 50,000 ( 5 boxes !).
For a completely dressed look, a pleated foil can be applied over the crown. These are available from stock in red, gold, silver and white.
Cork with Wire Hood
Wire hoods are used in combination with cork stoppers to create a package that works really well with the Belgian beer bottle for a unique, yet authentic European look. The 26.5mm beer wirehoods can be purchased from stock in plain colours such as gold, silver and black or they can be ordered in with a custom logo. Likewise the cork can be custom branded or unbranded.
Blyth Cowbell Brewing Co.
Blyth Cowbell Brewing Co., based in Blyth, Ontario, came to us for help with creating their cork and wire hood closure for their Almanac barleywine.
Taking inspiration from their label and branding, we went with a black cap and black wire. They even chose to have their name printed on the cork for a unique look. Having the Cowbell logo and name on the top ensures easy identification. The end result is a sleek, modern yet classic look for a specialty beer.
PVC Shrink Capsule
Four Fathers Brewing Co.
Four Fathers Brewing Co. is a craft brewery located in Hespeler Village of Cambridge, Ontario, where they recently relocated from Rockwood.
We had the pleasure of working with them to create a range of capsules for their entire line of flagship beers. Each type of beer has a different coloured capsule; we chose the colour based on what would work best with each of their labels. This helps to create a uniform look across the line of beers, while ensuring that each beer style is identifiable.
Whether you choose crowns with foils, corks with wire hoods or plain old PVC’s to top your beer, the value of a specialty closure should never be overlooked. At A.O. Wilson, we can help you create the perfect closure for your beer that communicates your brand, style, and more. Contact us to get started.