Canned beer made it’s commercial debut on January 24th, 1935 when the Gottfried Krueger Brewing Company first distributed Krueger’s Finest Beer and Krueger’s Cream Ale in cans manufactured by the American Can Company located in Fairport, New York. The American Can Company, after years of research, was the first to perfect a pressurized can lined with a special coating that prevented the beer from chemically reacting with the tin.
Aluminum cans are seeing a resurgence as a preferred method of distributing beer by many craft brewers. Leading the way was Oskar Blues in November of 2002 when the brewery began hand canning it’s famed Dales Pale Ale on a tabletop machine, one can at a time. The move made Oskar Blues the first US craft brewer to brew and can its own beer.
Cans offer better protection qualities than bottles from heat, oxygen, and light. Today's cans also feature a water-based polymer lining that eliminates any metallic contamination.
Help us celebrate the day and crack open one of these three locally canned brews:
• Genny Light 16oz can $2
• Rohrbach Brewing Space Kitty Double IPA 16 oz. can $4
This American Double IPA features a trio of rare hops, high in alpha acids and juicy oils, that mimic those wonderful IPAs and Double IPAs of the West Coast that we love so dearly.
• ROC Brewing Lagerithm Lager 12oz can $3
Aromas of light honey and very mild breadiness. Flavors of complex malt, mild cracker and slight caramel. Clean with low bitterness and unique hop character. Very balanced.