Craft Beer & Beverage

  • Packaging Solutions for Industry

P. Wilkinson Containers supply leading craft beer & beverage companies with a wide range of packaging solutions.

We have developed our range of products to cater for craft beers and beverages. Our different packaging solutions offer a variety of features such as tamper evidence, glass clear PET or heat seals. We offer bespoke artwork options also, with printed labels and label application available onto any party kegs or bottles supplied.

If you are unsure what packaging may suit your craft beer and beverage application, then please contact one of our team for more advice – or select from one of the ranges below for more product images and information.

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0207 237 4500

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Pilgrim Brewery is located in the market town of Reigate and was established in 1982, making it the oldest craft brewery in the South East region. The brewery is named after the traditional pilgrimage route between Winchester and Canterbury and records show that beer has been brewed in Reigate for hundreds of years.  

 

 

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The tradition was renewed by Pilgrim founder, Dave Roberts, who was also instrumental in the establishing the Society of Independent Brewers and the Progressive Beer Duty – both of these achievements are fundamental to the craft beer revolution we enjoy today.  

In 2017, the brewery was purchased by Adrian and Rory, passionate about bringing quality ales and beers to the South East and vast investment was made into the brewery’s equipment to increase capacity, new controllers throughout the brewing process to ensure consistency and new cleaning in place (CIP) technology.  

When the global COVID-19 pandemic hit the UK and the subsequent lockdown ordered pubs and restaurants to close for a substantial part of the year, the team at Pilgrim needed to find a solution which would save their beer! The answer came from the mini-keg supplied by P. Wilkinson Containers.  

Pilgrim was able to cask beer already brewed into smaller kegs which could be enjoyed by punters at home and this also meant the brewery was able to continue with production by utilising this portable packaging format.  

Each five-litre keg, which equates to about nine pints, features an easy-to-use ‘pull handle and tilt’ tap (rather than a button or twist tap) and drinkers can choose either the brewery’s heritage or seasonal cask range 

Helping Mad Cat and many breweries across the UK to save tens of thousands of pints worth of product being wasted needlessly during COVID-19 lockdown.

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Like many breweries during the COVID-19 closure of all pubs, clubs, bars and hotels, Mad Cat found themselves needing to find a way to transfer product from the normal 40L kegs, into something more fit for retail sale & home use.

P. Wilkinson Containers was able to supply pallets of 5L mini kegs within days, and secure supply throughout the volatile lock-down period. Saving thousands of pounds worth of Mad Cat Beer being wasted, along with all the energy and resource that went into its production in the first place.

It was estimated that nation wide, 50m pints of beer would be wasted as it turned bad, while stuck in unwanted 40L cask kegs.

P. Wilkinson Containers helped many breweries across the UK to save tens of thousands of pints worth of product being wasted needlessly.

Twisted Brewery, a micro-brewery in West Wiltshire, were looking for competitively priced pallet of 5L ‘mini kegs’. 

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 Twisted Brewery: Beer and Ale kegs

In total, P Wilkinson Containers supplies Twisted Brewery to four pallets a year totalling 448 mini kegs.  Each of the mini kegs contains the equivalent of around 9 pints of beer or ale and can even be personalised by the client for seasonal sales, which has proved very popular!