Verallia North America has been named exclusive national beer bottle supplier for Lagunitas Brewing Company as a result of the craft brewery’s $25 million expansion.
The USA’s sixth largest craft brewery is building a new 300,000ft2 brew house in Chicago, which will nearly quadruple its annual production capacity.
Long-time supplier, Verallia North America, will produce, stock and supply the brewery with enough 12 ounce Heritage and 22 ounce Bomber glass beer bottles to meet demand.
After the $25 million Chicago plant is complete toward the end of 2013, Lagunitas will employ 350 workers and have capacity to produce 600,000 barrels annually.
Verallia North America has been directly supplying Lagunitas with glass beer bottles since 2007.