Dry Dock Brewing Co. To Offer Craft Beer In Aluminum Cans from Ball

Tue Jan 29, 2013 5:00pm EST

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BROOMFIELD, Colo.,  Jan. 29, 2013  /PRNewswire/ -- Dry Dock Brewing Co., the
2009 Small Brewing Company of the Year at the Great American Beer Festival
(GABF), is combining four of its award-winning, hand-crafted beers with the
convenient, environmentally friendly technology of Ball Corporation's (NYSE:
BLL) aluminum cans.

For the first time in Dry Dock's eight-year history, four of its beers are
available in infinitely recyclable cans from Ball that can go where Dry Dock's
customers go.  

"Dry Dock's decision to offer its craft beer in Ball cans further confirms the
can is a sustainable consumer-friendly packaging material for craft beers," said
 Rob Miles, senior vice president, sales for Ball's metal beverage packaging
division, Americas. "By moving to Ball aluminum cans, craft brewers are
realizing efficiencies in energy and operating costs while delivering a
differentiated product that is a perfect match to the growing craft brew
marketplace. And since cans are impenetrable to light and oxygen and chill
faster than other packages, the result is fresher, better tasting beer."  

"It was only natural to offer four of our most popular beers in cans including
our Dry Dock Apricot Blonde, Hefeweizen,  Amber Ale  and Hop Abomination IPA,"
said Dry Dock owner  Kevin DeLange. "By putting Dry Dock's beers in cans, our
customers are able to take our award winning beer with them where bottles often
can't go, while protecting the beers' delicate flavors."  

The Dry Dock beers are available in cans at  Denver  area liquor stores.  

Ball Corporation is a supplier of high quality packaging for beverage, food and
household products customers, and of aerospace and other technologies and
services, primarily for the U.S. government. Ball Corporation and its
subsidiaries employ more than 15,000 people worldwide and reported 2011 sales of
more than  $8.6 billion. For the latest Ball news and for other company
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SOURCE  Ball Corporation


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