“I believe that the future of beer packages in general lies in the can,” says Xavier Vanhonsebrouck, CEO and proprietor of Kasteel Brouwerij Vanhonsebrouck. “It’s like a small keg, and doesn’t let any light through, which crucially improves the quality of the beer. In terms of transportation, too, the can scores highly, because it can be space-savingly packed in trays or cartons. And instead of three truckloads for glass bottles you only need one truck for the same amount of beer in cans.” He sees the most significant advantage, however, when it comes to sustainability: “In our operations, the can is a non-returnable package. So no water is required for cleaning it, and it can be 100 per cent recycled,” he explains.