Lenny Boy Brewing is a really cool North Carolina brewery. They started off producing non-alcoholic kombucha with one 7 bbl fermenting tank in mid-2011. In January of 2013, Lenny Boy became the only Certified Organic kombucha producer in the Southeast, and by September 2013, they became a licensed microbrewery, which allowed them to diversify their product line into the good stuff — traditional beers, sours, wild ales and hard kombucha. They have since blossomed into a 32,000 sq ft facility that has room to create a lifestyle in the Taproom where “culture matters.”
Part of that culture is doing as much business locally as possible, which is why its deal for a new 14-oz glass kombucha bottle with Ardagh Group, Glass – North America, a business unit of Ardagh Group, is cool.
The partnership connects Charlotte’s Lenny Boy Brewing Co. with Ardagh’s Wilson, N.C., glass manufacturing facility, helping to keep the brewery’s promise to stay local and sustainable by reducing its environmental footprint.
The 14oz glass kombucha bottle for Lenny Boy Brewing Co. was designed by Ardagh and is manufactured in the U.S. using 100 percent and endlessly recyclable flint (clear) glass.
“Ardagh is pleased to expand its portfolio for the craft beverage industry and enjoys collaborating with brands like Lenny Boy Brewing Co. to create glass packaging that showcases and protects the flavor, freshness and integrity of our customers’ products,” said John T Shaddox, Chief Commercial Officer for Ardagh Group’s North American Glass division. “The 14oz kombucha bottle represents the perfect sustainable packaging solution for Lenny Boy Brewing Co.’s products.”
Many brewers want a sustainable package that speaks to the quality of the product. The new stock kombucha bottle is available for purchase in Ardagh Group’s stock catalog. Ardagh Group now offers four stock bottles in a variety of designs for the kombucha market, ranging in size from 12oz to 48oz.
“We are extremely excited to partner with Ardagh to have our kombucha bottles manufactured locally in North Carolina,” said Nathan Villaume, Owner at Lenny Boy Brewing Co. “Sourcing raw materials locally is one way we look to support our communities – and this partnership provides us with a great opportunity to do so.”