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Dundee Brewing Co., a brand of Rochester, N.Y.-based North American Breweries, rolled out its summer seasonal beer, Dundee Summer Wheat, in 12-ounce cans. The American-style Hefeweizen beer is the first beer in Dundee’s lineup to be packaged in cans, the company says. Dundee Brewer Jim McDermott announced that the brewery is joining the “craft can revolution,” and that the cans preserve the beer’s freshness, quality and authenticity as well as offer portability. Dundee Summer Wheat will be available in 12-pack can packages as well as six-packs of bottles.
Healdsburg, Calif.-based Dry Creek Vineyard released its 2010 Fumé Blanc wine in newly designed bottles that incorporate QR code technology. Consumers with smartphones equipped with QR code readers can scan the image and be taken to a 2-minute video of the winery family discussing the new vintage. In addition to the QR code, the 2010 Fumé Blanc bottle features the image of a sailboat, which reflects the family’s passion for sailing.
Princeton, N.J.-based Bot Beverages LLC re-launched its enhanced water with new packaging designed to appeal to an adult audience. Formerly positioned as children’s beverages targeted to appeal to moms, Bot’s previous packaging had a white background that used a different color and character to represent each of the low-calorie flavored water varieties. The company has repackaged its existing Key Lime, Valencia Orange, Blue Plum, Mixed Berry, Meyer Lemon and Concord Grape varieties in 16.9-ounce packages featuring primary color blocking with a white dot pattern that is intended to appear modern, friendly and light, according to advertising and design agency TDA_Boulder, which completed the redesign.
Roswell, Ga.-based Gila Brew Co., re-launched its CJ Crunk Juce line of flavored malt beverages in new packaging and flavors. The new design targets CJ’s audience of 21- to 29-year-old males and females, the company says. Packaged in 23.5-ounce cans, CJ Crunk Juce features colored bands representing the flavor profiles between the gray gothic text on a distressed black background. The design is intended to help the brand stand out from other flavored malt beverages, the company says. CJ Crunk Juce is available in Fruit Punch, Grape and Watermelon varieties and contains 6 to 12 percent alcohol by volume depending on the market, the company says.
Marley Beverage Co., operating in partnership with Southfield, Mich.-based Viva Beverages, offers its line of Marley’s Mellow Mood lightly carbonated relaxation drinks in 12-ounce Rexam Sleek cans. The skinny cans are designed to help the brand stand out on shelves and offer environmental and sustainability benefits thanks to the recyclability of aluminum, the company says. Also available in ready-to-drink tea varieties, Marley’s Mellow Mood drinks are available in more than 60 markets in the United States and more than 12 countries. Featuring the image of musician Bob Marley, the relaxation beverages donate a portion of its proceeds to 1Love.org, a Marley family non-profit initiative that continues the musician’s legacy, the company says.
Monster Energy drinks with services from Chromatic Technologies Inc. launched worldwide commemorative cans earmarked for the U.S. armed forces. As the cans are chilled, the color of the uniforms transition from a neutral desert camouflage color to a cold-weather arctic blue color.
Rooibee Red Tea now comes in 4-packs. The new packaging design displays the total calories for each container as recommended by the American Beverage Association’s Clear on Calories initiative in support of First Lady Michelle Obama’s efforts to help families make informed choices as part of an active, healthy lifestyle.
Arizona Beverages USA LLC has extended its packaging mix for Arizona Iced Tea to include 12-packs of 11.5-ounce cans from Rexam. The addition will help the tea company further expand into the mass market, it says.
In Zone Brands announced new package formats of its current beverage line. Value Packs, also known as “Plus 1 Packs,” are ideal for consumers, the company says. BellyWashers’ Value Pack contains five 8-ounce bottles of BellyWashers 100 percent juice fruit punch and one free mess-free character topper.
Made with real sugar, 7UP launched its 7UP Retro with nostalgic packaging designed by “The Celebrity Apprentice” finalists Marlee Matlin and John Rich. The packaging designs celebrate the Dr Pepper Snapple Group brand’s heritage from the colorful decades of the 1970s and 1980s, and are available nationwide for a limited time only, the company says. The show’s finalists were given authentic 7UP logos from the 1970s and the 1980s to develop brand packaging and in-store marketing campaigns. The brand also has released limited edition six-packs of 7UP Retro in green glass bottles at select retail locations.
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