Brewmaster Brian O’Reilly holds a can of Helles Golden Lager with a 360 Lid as he poses for a portrait at the Sly Fox Brewing Co. in Pottstown, Pa.
RICHMOND, Va. – Nearly 80 years ago Richmond revolutionized the beer world. For it was in this Southern city in 1935 that canned beer – complete with how-to instructions – was first sold.
Krueger’s Cream Ale and its punch-top can became an instant hit, propelling the humble beer can to iconic status. That is, until Americans returned to bottles and the beloved craft brews they contained, a cultural turn that left canned beer looking decidedly low-brow.
But more recently craft brewers rediscovered cans, realizing they weren’t just retro-cool, but with a few tweaks might even be able to kick bottles in the can. More here.
I don't like drinking any beverage from a can. Gotta have a glass. How about you?