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First Canned Beer

01-23-2013

Canning It

 



 


Tomorrow will commemorate the anniversary of another epic day in beer history. On January 24, 1935 the first beer in a can rolled out and changed lives forever.

 

Cans made transportation of beer easier by proving more durable, more stackable and more cost efficient than the typical bottle. This led to their increased popularity and use for mass distribution throughout the mid to late 1900s.

 


However, due mostly to the initial canning process which didn’t allow for a protective coating inside the can, canned beer started to get a bad name. Canned beer tasted metallic and started to be considered the cheap alternative to bottled beer. Now, cans sport a water-based polymer lining that seals beer from metallic contamination.

 

Today, many craft breweries are returning to the can for environmental and as well nostalgic reasons. Nothing brings back memories of long-past summers than a cold can of beer in the hands. The sustainability factor also plays a role for craft brewers since cans are 50 percent lighter to ship and take much less energy to produce since they are made from ultra-recyclable aluminum.

 

With top-notch breweries such as New Belgium Brewing and Sixpoint Brewing proudly showcasing their brews in cans, its obvious that canned craft beer is here to stay as more breweries, like Perrin Brewing, plan for their own can releases in the future.

 


So tomorrow, in a nod to the past and to the future, raise a can of beer in memory of that great day in 1935. 

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