Hard Cider

Hard Cider. An age-old tradition reborn in the can.

The Romans drank it. Our forefathers did too. But for whatever reason, hard cider never bounced back after prohibition...until now. In 2014, the hard cider market grew by 25 percent, and more ciders are leading on shelves by the week. Today, cider brewers are choosing cans as their packaging of choice. They provide unparalleled freshness, protection from the elements, and have unrivaled sustainability benefits for our planet. If you’re entering the hard cider market or thinking about switching to cans, Ball is a proven partner for you. We’re just as dedicated to helping you make your cider product a success as we are to any aerospace mission.

The Woodchuck's stance on canned cider.

See what Woodchuck’s CEO, Bret Williams, has to say about canning hard cider. Watch the video.

Not just a can, a canvas.

You can’t have a hard cider brewery without a brand to support it. One of the many benefits of the can is that it has extra real estate to provide marketers endless branding opportunities. Ball is the leader in graphics innovation to help you stand out among the rest of the shelf, and we offer a handful of techniques to bring it all to life from photo-real imagery to Thermochromic and Tactile inks.

A better plan, a better can.

From the big picture to all the tiny moving parts, we treat every detail with the same level of importance. You have to when you manufacture over 50 billion recyclable cans a year. When you walk into one of our manufacturing facilities, you’ll see that every stage of the manufacturing process is done with careful precision and with world leading manufacturing technology. These streamlined techniques start at stage one with the coil cutter and continue all the way through to the can’s end.

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