Friday, February 25, 2005

The History of the Beer Can

The canning of beer started shortly after prohibition ended in 1933. Food had been successfully canned since a period prior to the mid 1800's. Two issues delayed the canning of beer- the first being the construction of a can strong enough to withstand the higher pressures of the carbonated beverage. The bigger issue was the bad reaction that occurs between beer and metal. The canning companies worked on this problem throughout the 1920's and were ready to tap into this huge market once prohibition ended.



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