Roundup: Straub Brewery Wins Leadership in Reusable Packaging Award

Leadership in Reusable Packaging

Pictured are PRC Executive Director Bob Jondreau with Straub Brewery's President & CEO Bill Brock and V.P. of Marketing, Sales, & PR Cathy Lenze at PRC's Environmental Leadership Awards celebration

Pictured are PRC Executive Director Bob Jondreau with Straub Brewery’s President & CEO Bill Brock and V.P. of Marketing, Sales, & PR Cathy Lenze at PRC’s Environmental Leadership Awards celebration

Straub Brewery, Inc. was recently honored by the Pennsylvania Resources Council for its use of refillable bottles at its brewery in St. Marys. Straub is one of only two breweries in the United States that uses or offers refillable bottles. Straub has brewed beer in St. Marys approaching 145 years.

As reported in the Bradford Era:
Straub Returnables are known to be an environmentally sustainable product, produced by an American Legacy Brewery in the PA Wilds region of the state. And through a new partnership with Owens-Illinois — the world’s leading glass-packaging maker — which will launch in 2017, the Straub returnable bottle will endure for generations to come.

“This honor was a humbling surprise for us,” said Brock. “We are grateful for this accolade — which recognizes Straub’s 145 years of commitment to artisanal brewing traditions and stewardship, and the vital role these attributes still play despite today’s trendy and crowded craft beer markets. But we also see it in a much broader light as well: as motivation for not only our own pathway into the future, but as a blueprint for other breweries and industries to embrace in their own ways.”