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Petainer announces BrauBeviale competition winner

Petainer is delighted to announce that the winner of its competition aimed at start-up and craft brewers to win a VIP trip for two to BrauBeviale, is the Just Brewing Company ( 

The competition was launched as part of Petainer’s focus on providing craft brewers around the world with the right packaging solutions and global brewing expertise to help them enter and grow new markets.

Based in South Africa and run by Julian and Wendy Pienaar, the Just Brewing Company attracted over 2,500 public votes to win the competition.  They will be joining Petainer at BrauBeviale in Germany in November where they can see cutting-edge brewing technologies and techniques in action, helping them learn new ways to grow and develop their business.

Commenting on their success, Julian Pienaar of the Just Brewing Company, said: “Thank you to all of those who voted for us, and thank you to Petainer for giving us an amazing opportunity to visit Brau Beviale which will really help us learn how we can grow and build our business.”

Henry Blackman, Head of Marketing at Petainer, said: “The competition has been a real success and it is particularly rewarding to help start-up and craft brewers in such a practical way by giving the opportunity to speak to global experts and see cutting-edge brewing technologies in action.”

At BrauBeviale 2016 - Stand number – Hall 4 / 4-236
At this year’s BrauBeviale, Petainer will be hosting a series of inspiring talks by successful craft brewers from around the world on its stand including the Steamworks Brewery from Canada, Ale Browar from Poland, BIRA 91 from India and German brewery Pfungstädter Brauerei.  They will be sharing their first-hand experiences of setting up their operations, the challenges they have faced along the way and the key to their success.

Date Time Speaker
8 November 1pm Ankur Jain, CEO, BIRA 91, India
9 November 1pm Eli Gershkovitch, CEO, Steamworks Brewery, Canada
9 November  1.30 pm Dirk Fewe, Head of Marketing, Pfungstädter Brauerei, Germany

10 November 1pm Michał Saks - CEO & Co-founder Ale Browar, Poland


Notes to editors:

About Petainer
Petainer is a global leader in high performance and sustainable packaging.  It is a specialist engineering and disruptive technology business, an industry-leader in the development, design and manufacture of PET (PolyEthylene Terephthalate) food and beverage containers.

Petainer creates plastic packaging, often using highly engineered PET, which is stretched to reduce the weight of the packaging but without compromising strength and performance. This offers global brands advantages in terms of both cost and sustainability. See

Petainer is a UK-based company which has production plants in Sweden and the Czech Republic, blowing facilities in North America, Russia, India and Australia, as well as sales offices in Sweden, the Czech Republic, Germany, the USA and UK. 

About petainerKeg™

petainerKeg™ is a one-way 20 or 30 Litre keg made out of highly engineered advanced polymers for the beer, wine and other beverage segments.

For further information, please contact:

Clare Anderson
Tel: 07958 665 883


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