Edible six pack holder turning heads

Posted at 2:47 PM, May 19, 2016
and last updated 2016-05-19 18:07:28-04

The old plastic rings that hold your six-pack of beer may be a thing of the past if a South Florida brewery finds its footing with a new product: the edible six-pack holder.

Saltwater Brewery in Delray Beach, Florida designed edible rings made from the by-products in the beer making process.

They are 100-percent biodegradable, but they do cost more. They hope if more breweries sign on, production costs will go down.

The rings replace the old plastic holders that injure or kill wildlife every year.

For now, the brewery is testing it out on six packs locally in the Delray Beach area. They hope to manufacture more than 400-thousand in the near future.

One of the founders of the brewery says he hopes to get it on the shelves in the Tampa market within the next six months.

The brewery released a video of the product on Facebook and it has taken off on social media.