Beer Can Appreciation Day
Happy Beer Can Appreciation Day
January 24 marks a very important holiday - Beer Can Appreciation Day. On January 24, 1935 for the first time in history beer in a can was available for sale. For the very first time in history, ordinary people could keep large quantities of beer at home without worrying about it going flat or spoiling. Beer cans are truly one of mankind's greatest achievements. No one seems to know when the anniversary of this wonderful event became a holiday but we can all be thankful that it did. Beer Can Appreciation Day gives us the opportunity to enjoy beer and appreciate the many different cans it comes in. Enjoy this day by throwing back a few cold ones. Cheers!
The Annual, Original, Canned Beer Festival - August 24, 2013 at the Peppermill
If you're going to be in Reno on August 24, 2013 be sure to stop by the Peppermill for the Annual Canned Beer Festival. It's hosted by Mammoth Brewing Company and proceeds are used to support the Reno Bike Project. Drink some awesome beer and support a great cause at the same time:)
Did you know?
The first commercial attempt at making beer cans failed miserably...
In 1909, the American Can Company made the first attempt to can beer. Unfortunately, can technology of the time wasn't strong enough to contain the 80 psi or so required by canned beer.
A Brief History of Canned Beer - Without beer cans, there'd be no Beer Can Appreciation day...
1909 - American Can Company makes the first attempt at canned beer - and fails.
1932 - American Can Company tries again to make canned beer - and succeeds!!!
1935 - Pabst becomes the first major American brewery to offer canned beer.
1938 - For the first time, canned beer is sold in 6 Packs.
1958 - Aluminum beer cans are sold in the USA for the first time.
1962 - Iron City Beer tests the first pull tab beer cans.
1969 - Beer in cans outsells bottles for the first time in history.
1970 - Beer Can Collectors of America is founded.
The True Value of Beer Cans - Hint: it's in the contents and the memories....
Some people think beer cans are valuable in and of themselves. To me, the value is in the beer they contain and the memories of good beer or good times... I think this book gets it right. No offense intended to those who think their beer can collection is worth mega bucks...
Did you know?
The first canned beer in America went on sale January 24, 1935...
After the end of Prohibition, the American Can Company made another attempt to can beer. By this time, can technology had improved and by the end of 1933 they had a can that could withstand the pressure and had a special coating on the inside to prevent the beer from reacting with the tin can. The first canned beer went on sale January 24, 1935 in Richmond, Virginia. In honor of this historic event, January 24 is now celebrated as Beer Can Appreciation Day.
- Two (2) 12 oz. cans Steel Reserve beer
- One (1) 6 oz. can Campbells Tomato Juice
- One (1) 32 oz. capacity (or larger) beer mug
- Slowly pour one can of Steel Reserve into the beer mug. Be careful so you don't make the beer foam up and go flat. Add one can of tomato juice, again pouring slowly so the beer doesn't foam up. After adding the tomato juice, carefully add the second can of Steel Reserve. Relax and enjoy...
Did you know?
No one seems to know the origins of Beer Can Appreciation Day...
Doing a Google search for Beer Can Appreciation Day returns over 2 million results - and none of them know the origin of this important holiday.
Did You Know?
Drinking beer in moderation is good for you...
A single 12 oz. serving of beer has 0 grams of fat, 0 cholesterol, and almost no carbohydrates.
Beer and Food in America - Beer really IS good for you...
Collecting Beer Cans - Start your own beer can collection today:)
Beer Cans - An American Tradition - Beer cans: as American as baseball, hotdogs, apple pie and Chevrolet...
A Day This Important Deserves Recognition... - Should Beer Can Appreciation Day be a National holiday?
Well, should it?
What It Really Means...
Beer is proof that God loves us and wants us to be happy.