- Carlsberg's paper beer bottle prototype

Are Carlsberg’s paper beer bottles the future?

If Carlsberg did paper beer bottles...

Rachael Hogg posted in Drinks
1y ago

Carlsberg is looking to make paper beer bottles a thing.

The huge beer company has made two new prototypes, both made using sustainably-sourced wood fibre. They’re fully recyclable, with an inner barrier that seals in the beer.

One of the bottles uses a thin, recycled PET polymer film barrier, and the other uses a 100 per cent bio-based PEF polymer film barrier. However, Carlsberg has said it wants to create a bottle that doesn’t use polymers in the future.

We may be seeing more of this going forward in the industry. Carlsberg has also launched a new company with BillerudKorsnäs and Alpla, called Paboco, or The Paper Bottle Company.

Earlier this year, the Danish brewing giant transformed its lager, with a whole new recipe, after people said it wasn’t up to scratch. Carlsberg said its beer was ‘rebrewed from head to hop’. And now it looks like it's moving onto its packaging.

Would you drink your beer from a paper bottle? And have you tried Carlsberg's 'newbrew'?

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Comments (12)

  • Heinekin is gluing its aluminium cans together, so no plastic flannisters required!

      1 year ago
  • My through, Polymer is still king in bottle packaging thank to lightweight, toughness, cheap and really good oxygen barrier.

    Beer is oxygen sensitive beverage. So glass, metal and polymer still around us for long time.

      1 year ago
  • i tried the new one, not really sure I could tell the difference tbh - but I never thought old Carlsberg was terrible just a fairly average unobjectionable lager.

      1 year ago
  • Glass is recyclable, why would anyone want to replace it with polymer film barrier and wood containers.

      1 year ago
    • Honestly Stephen, I'm not sure. Aluminium cans are recyclable too...!

        1 year ago
    • I don't drink from Aluminium cans, the metal been linked to many issues and they are also coated in polymer film anyway. Nothing wrong with glass.

        1 year ago
  • Glass bottle for me please. ...

      1 year ago