Customer Story

Mast Landing Brewing Company

"It is so much smoother and easier than other machines I’ve worked with in the past and it really increases the productivity and efficiency of our line"

Kara Obergfell, Packaging Manager


Many breweries are now adopting creative ways of decorating beer cans and speaking to consumers and with the increase in these eye-catching designs, there is also an increased requirement for suitable packaging and carriers. 

The Requirement

Breweries with these products generally want simple, reliable carrying solutions that won’t obscure the artwork that designers have worked so hard to make stand out. The carrier should complement the can and fit seamlessly with the branding, which is where WaveGrip™ comes in.

To gain further insight on the topic, we spoke to Mast Landing to hear first-hand about how they integrate WaveGrip™carriers into their constant stream of new designs – often averaging 40 new designs per year! As you can imagine, for Mast Landing this means that efficient application and carriers that complement the elaborate designs are crucial. 

The Solutions

Parker Olen, VP Brand Strategy and Designer at Mast Landing explained how he will often tailor his designs so that the cans and carriers can work together in harmony.

He said: “October Sun is one of my favourites because we can match the orange-toned sun exactly to the WaveGrip carrier. When they can work together to accent the branding, it really takes packaging to next level.” WaveGrip™ offers a range of colors so that all types of can art are encouraged to be stars of the show alongside their carrier.

Mast Landing bestseller and flagship beer, The Gunner’s Daughter is now packaged with WaveGrip’s black carriers to subtly match the can’s background so that the branding can do the talking. Parker explained: “It’s helpful to also have the basic colors such as the clear and the black so that we have the option for a more understated carrier for the designs we want to really stand out. WaveGrip allow us to cover all basis by providing different colorway options.”

For Mast Landing, originally a start-up company, WaveGrip™ provided the option to subsidize the applicator machine which was useful for the brewery in its initial stages. Parker explained: “It was super helpful that we could subsidize the application into our order as a start-up. “It felt that from the very beginning, WaveGrip were willing to support us and grow together.”

Mast Landing’s Packaging Manager, Kara Obergfell told us about how efficient she finds WaveGrip™ applicators in the packaging processes that she sees day in, day out. “During one run, we can switch out the reel one to two times and with the WaveGrip™ applicators it can now we complete it in two or three minutes. “It is so much smoother and easier than other machines I’ve worked with in the past and it really increases the productivity and efficiency of our line.”

WaveGrip™ has been able to work with the design, sustainability, and reliability requirements of Mast Landing so that they can spend more of their time making fantastic beer and putting it into fantastic cans.


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