About Emmerald

Emmerald Polymers Ltd. was established in 2014 having acquired the global assets of Global Polymer Solutions. Our objective is to provide the brewing industry with a much needed alternative to the traditional stainless steel beer keg and beer cask. Emmerald’s leadership team brings together a number high profile brewing industry leaders with over 100 years of combined experience in blue-chip companies such Diageo and The Brand House managing Global Brands such as Guinness, Carlsberg, Heineken, to name a few.  The team also has a wealth of experience in major beer wholesaling. Our technical director brings 30 plus years of experience in designing, developing and bringing to the market quality polymer products.


Why Emmerald: Where did the name come from?

Emmer (Triticum dicoccum) belongs to the spelt family, a group of hard-kernel heirloom wheats. It is a cross between Einkorn (Triticum monococcum), the oldest known wheat variety, and wild grasses. Emmer thus ranks among world’s oldest cultivated plants. It was first used for beer-making by the Mesopotamians in what is now southern Iraq at least 10 thousand years ago.

Emmerald: Irish company backed by the Irish Government. Keg manufactured in Ireland, Manufacturing Company Gem Plastics, products called GreenKeg and GreenCask. All Emmerald products are environmentally friendly with a low carbon footprint.