Beer bottles are pressure-sensitive and need to be handled with care. The size and shape influence how they’re packaged and shipped in containers, which affects costs. Larger or irregularly shaped bottles may take up more space and require more care to prevent breakage during transport.

The amount of raw material used and the production method can have an impact on the sustainability of a beer bottle.  Some breweries use lighter bottles (under 220 grams) or cans, which can have a lower environmental than standard glass.

Work with an experienced logistics provider like Hillebrand Gori, that specializes in beer shipping and has developed efficient, sustainable methods. These include optimizing transport routes, considering alternative modes of transport, and using sustainable packaging options like reusable kegs.

Specific regulations depend on the country of import and export. For example, the Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau in the US, regulates the shipment of alcoholic beverages and only allows the transport of beer from the brewery for consumption or sale in barrels, bottles, kegs or similar containers.