Pizza Port Brewing Co. Makes Craft Beer More Port-Able in Aluminum Cans from Ball

 Pizza Port Brewing Co. Makes Craft Beer More Port-Able in Aluminum Cans from

PR Newswire

BROOMFIELD, Colo., Jan. 6, 2014

BROOMFIELD, Colo., Jan. 6, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Pizza Port Brewing Co., winner
of 83 Great American Beer Festival (GABF) medals since 2000, is debuting three
of its popular beers in convenient, sustainable aluminum cans from Ball
Corporation (NYSE: BLL).


For the first time in its 26-year history, Pizza Port will be entrusting its
hand-crafted passion to a new, more portable can package. "It was a natural
evolution for us," said Pizza Port co-founder Gina Marsaglia. "Our consumers
like to be outside and want to take great beer with them. The can is a
portable and sustainable way for them to do that." Vince Marsaglia, her
brother and co-founder of Pizza Port Brewing, adds, "Our highest priority has
always been to deliver the best quality beer to our consumers and aluminum
cans help us keep our beer fresh by keeping out light and oxygen."

Beginning this week, three of Pizza Port's most popular beers will be
available in recyclable cans throughout San Diego County. The labels will
include Chronic Amber Ale (known as ChronicAle), Ponto Pale Ale and their very
"sessionable" Swamis IPA that has the hoppy-ness of an IPA but is still very

"By putting their exceptional beer in Ball cans, Pizza Port further confirms
that aluminum cans are a premium packaging option for many of the best craft
brewers in America," said Rob Miles, senior vice president of sales for Ball's
global metal beverage packaging business. "Aluminum cans from Ball are helping
craft brewers differentiate their products while realizing efficiencies in
operating costs and energy savings."

Siblings Gina and Vince Marsaglia founded Pizza Port Brewing Company when they
purchased their first small seaside pizza joint in Solana Beach, Calif., in
1987. A few years later, they decided to add their passion for delicious beer
into the equation and the first official Pizza Port brewpub was born.From
Ocean Beach to San Clemente, Pizza Port's four brewpubs along the Southern
California coastline have won many prestigious awards, but to Gina and Vince,
the recognition doesn't compare to the joy and pride they get from sharing
their passion of great grub and grog with their friends, family and the
communities they serve.For more informtion please

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