Bottlecap maker joins Oregon’s brew community


Corvallis-based Brewtoppers is one of three makers of custom beer bottlecaps for homebrewers in the nation.

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Corvallis-based Brewtoppers is one of three makers of custom beer bottlecaps for homebrewers in the nation.

Brewtoppers’ growth is matching the growing popularity in home beer brewing. Gary Glass, director of the American Homebrewers Association, said 2010 saw 16 percent growth in gross revenue at homebrew retailers; he also estimates there’s at least 750,000 home brewers nationwide.

Though they’ve sold caps to brewers in Israel and the Netherlands, [owner Ben] Potter and [president Jonathan] Haase hope to continue marketing to home brewers and brewing suppliers nationally and internationally. They also hope to hire another worker to do all their printing.

Read more at the Corvallis Gazette-Times.

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