Specialty beer closures from A O Wilson in Ontario

Specialty Beer Closures: Crowns with Foils, Corks with Wire Hoods, or Simply PVC’s?

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 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.

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.

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.

Filtering the options: types of filtration products for beer, wine, and cider - A O Wilson

Filtering the Options: Types of Filtration Products for Beer, Wine, and Cider

Filtration is an essential task in the making of beer, wine, and cider, in order to achieve clarity and distribute the highest quality product to customers. As time has passed, filtration technologies available have increased and improved.

At A.O Wilson, we have been recognized as Canada’s #1 distributor of Eaton filtration products for more than 4 decades. A few years ago, Eaton Hydraulics acquired Germany’s leading filtration media supplier Begerow company, which further improved the products available through Eaton.

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A Full Range of Quality Equipment for Wine, Spirits, Cider, and Beer - A O Wilson

A Full Range of Quality Equipment for Wine, Spirits, Cider, and Beer

Whether you are looking to open a new property, bottle a new product, or continue to grow your current business, the right equipment is of vital importance. Working in a time sensitive industry, it is also important to make sure you can count on a supplier who provides service to your equipment in a timely manner.

A.O Wilson operates by the motto, “We will only sell what we can service.” We have a broad spectrum of processing and bottling equipment for the small or medium-sized beverage producers, and a base network of reliable suppliers, which allows us to offer just about anything from tank to bottle.

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Supercap: a preferred synthetic tee cork manufacturer

Supercap: A Preferred Synthetic Tee Cork Manufacturer

A.O. Wilson is proud to highlight their partnership with an innovative and progressive synthetic T-cork manufacturer from Italy: Supercap Srl.

Expanded synthetic stoppers are serious contenders as the preferred stopper for spirits and oils & vinegars, as it does not alter the flavours and aromas it is in contact with. The consumer is therefore enjoying exactly what the producer aimed to create.

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Variety of liquor bottles, on a bar, with different sealings

A Seal of Approval for Spirits: Wax Sealing & Tee Corks

When your products are built on craftsmanship — as beer, wine, and liquor are — the story of how your product was born can be a great source of design inspiration.

Go for a bold, new look in the New Year, with customized wax sealing for your new line of spirits, that will help your product stand out on the shelf or the barback. Branding is pivotal to the success of new or specialty product lines and sealing wax creates a distinctive look.

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Bottles with a variety of caps

Putting a Cap on Beer, Wine, Cider, and Spirits

With holiday season approaching, many customers are in search of the perfect beverage accompaniment to mark special occasions. Presentation of your product is a key factor in your customer’s buying process and this not only relates to design, but the functionality and efficiency of packaging.

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Dress Up Your Sparkling Products for the Holidays

With Christmas and New Year’s Eve around the corner, it’s time to start thinking about how to add a little festive spirit to your sparkling products!

Luckily, A.O. Wilson has you covered with a range of items to dress up your bottles! These products are perfect for sparkling wines, ciders, or even specialty beers for the holidays.

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EATON BECO Membran at A O Wilson in Ontario

EATON News Update: Introducing the New PS Series Membrane Line

EATON News Update

Spring is finally here and this means filtration is a’buzz ! We are excited to announce the EATON redesigned membrane cartridges.

Introducing BECO Membrane PS Wine, PS Beer and PS Aqua

In an effort to serve you better, Eaton has redesigned their membrane cartridges to be more application specific for beer, wine and water. In addition to being more beverage-specific, the cartridge construction is also more robust for longer shelf life (up to 100 steam cycles!) and designed to reliably remove spoilage micro-organisms while maintaining valuable flavour and colour.

BECO® MEMBRANE PS Wine 

PES membrane filter cartridges are designed for filtering wine and sparkling wine. They help maintain valuable flavour and colour of wines. 

Winemakers give special attention to the colour and flavour of their wines. Filtering wine is an important step in the final stages of wine and sparkling wine.to ensure microbial stable and flavorful wine.

Eaton’s BECO MEMBRANE PS Wine membrane filter cartridges are designed specifically for reliable removal of spoilage microorganisms of wine and sparkling wine.

BECO MEMBRANE PS Wine filter cartridges are made of high-quality polyethersulfone membranes that perfectly combine long service life with full maintenance of valuable flavour and colour of premium wines.

Characteristics and Advantages

  • The asymmetric polyethersulfone membrane provides high microbiological retention and can be integrity tested
  • The high filter area and asymmetric membrane structure of polyethersulfone offers exceptionally high flow rates and outstanding service life
  • The special design allows for 72.5 psi (5 bar) differential pressure in the direction of flow and 29 psi (2 bar) differential pressure in reverse to support a long service life
  • The high thermal stability allows more than 100 steam sterilization cycles
  • Available in 0.45 and 0.65 µm, code 2 and 7 and length of 20″ (500 mm) and 30″ (750 mm). For other dimensions and retention ratings, it can be perfectly complemented by BECO MEMBRANE PS Pure Range
  • Full maintenance of valuable flavour and colour in wines
  • Eaton can suggest the most economical configuration of pre and final filter

If you’re interested in learning more about the BECO MEMBRANE PS WINE, please visit their website.

BECO® MEMBRANE PS Beer

PES membrane filter cartridges are designed for reliable removal of spoilage microorganisms and meet extended service life requirements of final filtration of beer.

Eaton’s BECO MEMBRANE PS Beer membrane filter cartridges are designed specifically for beer filtration.

BECO MEMBRANE PS Beer filter cartridges are designed for reliable removal of spoilage microorganisms and extended shelf life. We will work with you to help ensure you produce a beer that is stable over time.

Characteristics and Advantages

  • The asymmetric polyethersulfone membrane provides high microbiological retention and can be integrity tested
  • The high filter area and asymmetric membrane structure of polyethersulfone offers exceptionally high flow rates and outstanding service life
  • The special design allows for 72.5 psi (5 bar) differential pressure in the direction of flow and 29 psi (2 bar) differential pressure in reverse to support a long service life
  • The high thermal stability allows more than 100 steam sterilization cycles
  • Broad chemical compatibility from pH 1 – 14
  • Eaton can suggest the most economical configuration of pre and final filter

If you’re interested in learning more about the BECO® MEMBRANE PS Beer you can visit their website.

BECO® MEMBRANE PS Aqua

PES membrane filter cartridges are ideal for the final filtration of water. The PES membrane provides high flow rates and extended service life for water final filtration in food and beverage applications.  

Characteristics and Advantages

  • The high filter area and asymmetric membrane structure of polyethersulfone offers exceptionally high flow rates and outstanding service life
  • The special design allows for 72.5 psi (5 bar) differential pressure in the direction of flow and 29 psi (2 bar) differential pressure in reverse to support a long service life
  • The high thermal stability allows for more than 100 steam sterilization cycles
  • Broad chemical compatibility from pH 1 – 14

If you’re interested in learning more about the BECO® MEMBRANE PS Aqua, please visit their website.

If you’re interested in learning more about these products, don’t hesitate to contact the team at A O Wilson.

BenchMAX bottle labeler and wine making supplies in Ontario

Get LABEL Perfect

Showing off the fruits of your labour with new labeling is like a breath of fresh air.

Get your bottles LABEL-perfect with great labelers designed and made by Great Engineering, Australia. Great Engineering labelers are known for their effortless efficiency, accuracy, reliability and longevity. A.O. Wilson has all models available for immediate shipping.

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BenchMax

BenchMAX bottle labeler and wine making supplies in Ontario

Will suit businesses that label from 150,000 up to 1,000,000+ containers per year.  Suitable for all container diameters larger than 8 mm (3/8 inch).

 

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BenchMark

BenchMARK Labeler and wine bottles in Ontario

 

Will suit businesses that label from 50,000 up to 250,000+ containers per year.
Suitable for container diameters larger than 55mm (2 1/8 inch)

 

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BenchDELUXE

BenchDELUXE Labeler and wine making equipment in Ontario
Will suit businesses that label from 150,000 up to 1,000,000+ containers per year. For container diameters larger than 55mm (2 1/8 inch)

 

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BenchMate

BenchMATE Labeler and wine making supplies in Ontario

Suitable for new businesses labelling up to 60,000+ containers per year.
For diameters larger then 18mm (3/4 inch) & larger than 55mm (2 1/8 inch)

 

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Contact us to learn more about out Great Engineering bottle labelers.

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