Packaging is a necessary and complicated process that allows brewers to actually enjoy the product that they worked so diligently to create. It can also be the bane of a brewer’s life.
Bottles can be finicky and difficult to clean and sanitize. Capping can be a tricky process for a range of different bottles. There is a risk from broken glass, and the process of recarbonating in the bottle to create CO2 can be dangerous if not done correctly. Bottling can also generally be a messy process.
On the other hand, kegging is often much easier than bottling, though it can be an expensive prospect. The high cost of kegs and CO2