Canadian Packaging

Philadelphia, PA—For the second straight year, CROWN Beverage Packaging North America will help to make Memorial Day on May 25, 2015, memorable with its continued support of U.S. military armed services, veterans and their families.

The company will be a national sponsor of Hops for Heroes’ 2015 Homefront IPA program and will donate cans, graphics work for can printing, and freight for shipping, so that the 10 participating craft breweries can produce their own unique versions of Homefront IPA for mutual release parties, events and local accounts.

Notably, all funds raised will be donated to a military-focused charitable organization. This year’s charity is Soldiers’ Angels, which provides aid and comfort to men and women of the U.S. Army, Marines, Navy, Air Force, and Coast Guard. In 2014, over $200,000 was raised in the Homefront IPA effort.

“This is such a great and worthwhile charitable effort,” notes Crown Beverage Packaging director of marketing Ron Skotleski. “We are proud to participate each year, especially in something we are passionate about—craft beer. We are also extremely proud to have our cans chosen for Homefront IPA in support of our veterans and their families.”


Crown will partner with 10 craft breweries, so they can each package and promote their own versions of Homefront IPA. The 2015 participants include:

  • Center of the Universe Brewing Company (Ashland, VA);
  • Fremont Brewing Company (Seattle, WA);
  • Cigar City Brewing (Tampa, FL);
  • Perennial Artisan Ales (St. Louis, MO);
  • 21st Amendment Brewery (San Francisco, CA);
  • Left Hand Brewing Company (Longmont, CO);
  • Stone Brewing Co. (Escondido, CA);
  • Palmetto Brewing Company (Charleston, SC)
  • Maui Brewing Co. (Lahaina, HI), and;
  • Revolution Brewing (Chicago, IL).

Hops for Heroes was created in 2011 by craft breweries from across the country that wanted to team up and support the men and women of the U.S. armed forces, leading to Homefront IPA, a beer aged upon Louisville Slugger maple bats.


HomefrontIPA bats
Crown will be promoting the effort at its Booth (#1200) at the Craft Beer Conference in Portland, OR, between April 14th and 17th.

About Crown Holdings, Inc.
Headquartered in Philadelphia, PA, Crown Holdings, Inc. is a leading manufacturer of packaging products for consumer marketing companies around the world.  Crown makes a wide range of metal packaging for food, beverage, household and personal care and industrial products and metal vacuum closures and caps.  As of end of year 2014, it operated 149 plants located in 40 countries, employing 23,024 people.  For more information, visit


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