The 2021 Craft Brewers Conference was once again held in Denver at the Colorado Convention Center recently, and although attendance was down, we did get to re-connect with much of the brewing community. COVID-19 protocols such as mask wearing and social distancing were in place, and stickers were provided to communicate your “COVID Comfort Level.” The choices were red, yellow, or green: red for those uncomfortable with physical engagement, yellow for those comfortable with limited physical engagement such as elbow bumps, and green for “come on in and get a hug!”. It was a great way to engage respectfully and appropriately with others at the show.
Our Krones inline Autocol labeler for cans gained a lot of attention at the booth. The pressure sensitive version of the labeler allows maximum flexibility when labeling cans with self-adhesive reel-fed labels up to 250 cans per minute – a perfect option when searching for a compact, yet highly accurate solution. This particular labeler is manufactured at our primary US operations in Franklin, WI. Our thanks to our friends at pFriem Family Brewers for allowing us to showcase this brand-new labeler headed to their facility this week.