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Post by MarkB » Fri Aug 15, 2008 2:33 pm

So, which brands/brewers used the aluminum soft tops from 1960-1965? Here is a starting list.
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UPDATED LIST (to reflect replies adding to my original very short list)
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10, 11 and 12 oz
(12 oz unless otherwise noted)

18-K
Ace (Heileman)
Altes
Augustiner
Beckers (11 oz)
Black Label (Nantick, MA. Other brewery locations as well?)
Bohemian Club
Brew 102
Bub's
Buckhorn (Buckhorn Brewing Co.)
Budweiser
Burger Ale
Burger Beer
Burgermeister
Busch
Centennial (Fesenmeier)
Cold Spring
Coors (11 and 12 oz)
Coors USBC 51-24
Drewrys (need confirmation)
Eastside
Falls City
Falstaff (brewery)
Fox Head Stout ML
Fox Head Bock
Fox Head 400 USBC 65-31
Fox Head Real Draft USBC 65-29
Gambrinus (August Wagner)
Gibbons Beer
Golden Brew (Cold Spring Brewing Co)
Hamms
Hampden Ale
Heilemans (powder blue)
HI-EN Brau
Holihan's Beer (50th Anniversary New Aluminum Easy-Tap Top, 1962)
Hudepohl
Iron City
Karlsbrau (Duluth Brewing And Malting)
Kinsgbury USBC 88-12.
Krueger (with Narragansett top)
Krueger Ale
Lone Star
Matt's Premium Lager
Mexicali (Mexican can)
Miller
Mug Ale
Narragansett Lager
National Bohemian
Norvic
Oconto
Old Heidel Brau (Maier)
Old Milwaukee
Old Style
Pabst
Pearl
Pearl
Peoples
Piels
Pilser's Maltcrest
POC
Point
Regal
Regal Ale
Regal Select
Regal Select Bock
Rex
Rheinlander (Washington)
Schaefer
Schlitz (10 & 12 oz)
Special Export
Tivoli
Tivoli Bock
Tropical Ale
Utica Club Ale
Utica Club Beer
Utica Club Bock
Walters
Walters Bock
West Virginia (Fesenmeier)
Wiedemann

*Primo. Had an aluminum top, but was an all-aluminum can that pre-dated the soft-tops.

7 and 8 oz

Schlitz Malt Liquor (Malt Lager) 8 oz
Coors 7 oz (aluminum can, predates the soft-top)
Lucky 7 oz
Olympia 7 Oz
Grace Bros, 8oz
Gunther, 7 Oz (aluminum can)
Naty Boh, 7 Oz (aluminum can)



15 & 16 oz

Astro - 16 oz
Black Label 16 oz (Nantick, MA. Other brewery locations as well?)
Brew 102 16 oz
Burgermeister - 15 oz
Eastside - 16oz
Hamms – 15 & 16 oz
Narragansett Lager 16 oz
Old Milwaukee - 16 oz
Pabst blue Ribbon 16 oz
Regal Select - 16oz
Schlitz - 16oz
Utica Club - 16oz
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Re: Soft Tops: Which brands?

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Post by John S. » Fri Aug 15, 2008 2:34 pm

Throw Tivoli, Denver on that list, like 139-3 and HI-EN Brau from Tivoli.
I also have a National Bohemian 12 oz. like 102-14 or 15 with an aluminum lid.
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Post by Small Can Glory » Fri Aug 15, 2008 2:45 pm

Lucky Lager (7oz)

Aluminum cans included?

National Bohemian "The Colt" (7oz)
Gunther (7oz)
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Post by Boardman » Fri Aug 15, 2008 2:48 pm

Not too sure about the dates, but here are some to add to the list:

Coors, 12oz, 11oz, 7oz
Lucky, 7oz
Regal 12oz
Falls City 12 oz
Hudepohl 12,oz
Oly 7 oz
Grace Bros, 8oz
Gunther, 7 oz
Naty Boh, 7 oz

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Post by fiat128 » Fri Aug 15, 2008 3:25 pm

Pearl 12 Oz.
Bohemian Club 12 Oz.
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Post by Mike S » Fri Aug 15, 2008 3:51 pm

Schaefer
utica club
krueger
old milwaukee

Also have a fitz with a aluminum bottom, not sure if you would count this.

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Post by Malt Lager » Fri Aug 15, 2008 4:34 pm

Cold Spring - Golden Brew - Cold Spring Brewing Co.
Karlsbrau - Duluth Brewing and Malting
Buckhorn - Buckhorn Brewing Co.

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Post by bradflinders » Fri Aug 15, 2008 4:36 pm

16 oz Astro by Maier?
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Post by Jay » Fri Aug 15, 2008 4:38 pm

I dumped a Pabst soft top in S.C. I still have it

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Post by txican » Fri Aug 15, 2008 4:42 pm

Becker's 11 oz gold soft top?
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Post by Monkeysqueak » Fri Aug 15, 2008 4:53 pm

Pilser's Maltcrest out of N.J.
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Post by Jon » Fri Aug 15, 2008 5:31 pm

Dug Black Label soft top as recently as last night. Natick Brewery. Seen so much Black label lately, I've started seeing them in my sleep at night.

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Post by MarkB » Fri Aug 15, 2008 5:58 pm

thanks. I also forgot Wiedemann. (I can't believe I forgot Naty Boh!)

Also, I was thinking specifically of non-aluminum cans with aluminum lids...

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Post by Scott » Fri Aug 15, 2008 6:06 pm

Peoples
Rheinlander (Washington)
Brew 102
Regal Select
Burgermeister
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Post by menke » Fri Aug 15, 2008 6:23 pm

Narragansett Lager, 12's and 16's. They're the lids with the red pilsner glass, never seen the ale, though.

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Post by jwcans » Fri Aug 15, 2008 6:36 pm

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Post by Wheaton » Fri Aug 15, 2008 6:37 pm

Old Style. (Steel can, aluminum lid.)
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Post by Dan B » Fri Aug 15, 2008 7:42 pm

Ace from Heileman

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Post by kruegerbock » Fri Aug 15, 2008 7:53 pm

How about Iron City? Don't know how many of those I pulled out of totes hoping to find the first Zip (which I finally got).

The Krueger softtops were made by Narrangansett - mine even says Narragansett on the top and has that red glass. If anyone has a Krueger Ale softtop, I'd be interested.
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Post by arkay007 » Fri Aug 15, 2008 9:05 pm

I have a steel 15 oz Hamms from San Fran with an aluminum lid.
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Post by Scott Rollert » Fri Aug 15, 2008 9:05 pm

Too lazy to write down labels, so here's a pic of my meager b/o super soft collection. They are the first 2 rows of the pyramid on top of the shelves. Not pictured is a Brew 102 16 oz. from Boardman. Kinda skimmed the replies, there's also Walters Bock and Tivoli Bock if not already mentioned.
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Post by Ted Wolfe » Fri Aug 15, 2008 10:42 pm

Augustiner (A. Wagner)

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Post by Leon » Fri Aug 15, 2008 11:50 pm

If your list is going in Alphabetical order you should have the Altes listed first in the A's. Did not see it on list but I have one. Possibly the only one known? I may have others but will have to look. LEON.
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Post by Lovegun » Fri Aug 15, 2008 11:53 pm

Cool thread! Gambrinus 12 0z. from August Wagner
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Post by Leon » Sat Aug 16, 2008 12:09 am

Nobody going to say Budweiser & Busch? LEON.
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You just did!!! :smt006
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Post by txican » Sat Aug 16, 2008 1:39 am

The first dump i ever dug was full of Pearl and Lone star soft tops and a few Schlitz.
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Every collector in Texas ( sorry Steve F ) and bugged them till they came and looked at my dump. well I know better now but I still like the soft tops. pretty cool sub group.
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Post by Ted Wolfe » Sat Aug 16, 2008 9:23 am

Eastside
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Post by MarkB » Sat Aug 16, 2008 10:00 am

Thanks all, keep them coming. I updated the list (although I haven't yet id'd all the cans in the photo yet....

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