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Retro Beer Can Composite List??

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Post by DaveNH » Fri Jun 01, 2018 8:23 pm

Has anyone compiled a list of retro beer cans that have been issued in recent years to resemble cans from back in the day? I can think of a three Narragansett cans (see pics), Pabst and Utica Club- all flat tops. Would love to get list going if any one has others from their part of the country?
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Post by keithker » Fri Jun 01, 2018 10:22 pm

@DaveNH Here is another Narragansett can to add to the list....
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Post by bantam10 » Fri Jun 01, 2018 10:35 pm

I’ve been thinking of this lately. Could go on and on depending on what era you go by.

Busch...
Hamms....
Rainier?
Stag?
Olympia
Strohs
Old German
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Post by Beercanpete » Fri Jun 01, 2018 11:48 pm

Just off the top of my head I would bet there are a couple dozen at least. Putting them all together would make an absolutely killer display!

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Post by MI-Cans » Sat Jun 02, 2018 7:10 pm

Last pic put in post #27. Thanks for looking.

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Post by keithker » Sat Jun 09, 2018 2:53 pm

Here are a few that should fir the bill.....
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Post by MI-Cans » Sun Jun 10, 2018 1:57 pm

Coors has more commemorative or retro cans than Budweiser has Clydesdale horses! Some are legitimate can reproductions while the others must come from bottle labels or advertising. Maybe a true Coors collector can single them out.

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Post by kb » Mon Jun 11, 2018 7:14 pm

I do like the retro cans , got a few and you could prolly guesss which ones .. Image. They should of done 12 Horse retro as they still make it .. Image.. Image.

And cool thing was I bought and drank the Blatz in the UP and dug the cones ... and same with UCs while in ADK dump trip


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Post by keithker » Mon Jun 11, 2018 9:07 pm

@kb Great stuff........we have a project underway and these will help get something together for many to enjoy......

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Post by IRTP Phil » Tue Jun 12, 2018 6:54 am

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Hoping to run across an off grade example of Lubeck Royal Beer Flat Top Can. Lubeck Brewing Co, Toledo, Ohio.

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Post by keithker » Tue Jun 12, 2018 7:46 am

@IRTP Phil Thanks. I was able to get the eBay seller to relist that can and thankfully we'll have it for a project......

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Post by jinsequa » Wed Jun 13, 2018 11:12 pm

Here are the last few years of the Rainier Jubilee issues next to the original.
The other pics top row are the retro one's I could find and the bottom row some original representatives. The HUB has no relation to the original besides the name and circular symbol. The white Rainier even has at the top "go to www.remeberrainierbeer.com" on it.

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Post by bantam10 » Sat Jun 16, 2018 1:42 am

Found one!
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Post by oldindiapaleale » Sat Jun 16, 2018 8:25 pm

The Budweiser and Miller High Life pints came out in 2012. Never saw a matching 12oz. Of course the Pabst is always retro.
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Post by MI-Cans » Sun Jun 17, 2018 8:02 am

Last pic put in post #27. Thanks for looking.

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Post by jinsequa » Sun Jun 17, 2018 10:54 am

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I have updated the previous picture after putting in a little more effort into my searching. I'm showing 125 cans that are Retro Brands (not necessarily Retro Designs). I simplified the search by concentrating on only 12oz cans. Maybe someone would like to tackle the larger sizes? Hope you like the result.

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Are the red and white Rainier beer and the green ale truly retros? Weren't they prouced at either Seattle or Tumwater by Rainier?
How old is the Canadian Rainer? Is that produced in US and exported..... or was it made in British Columbia?
How old is the Olde English 800 and does it list Pabst (Milwaukee?) or Blitz?

Just seen cans I may not have and wondering....

There are also a lot of cans produced overseas that are retro....Colt 45/Lone Star in the Phillipines, Lucky/Rainier/Strohs/Schlitz in Canada, and Tuborg Gold/Carling Black Label in various countries come to mind...do they count?

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Post by golf_lover44 » Sun Jun 17, 2018 11:25 am

This hasn't hit the stores yet but No label's web site shows it as a can to be released this year.

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Post by MI-Cans » Sun Jun 17, 2018 1:02 pm

Eric,

As much as I would like to answer all your questions, I am unable to do so. Why? I just don't know the answers. I interpreted DaveNH's request as a generic query about what I believe most collectors would refer to Retro cans. As to who produced them and where or when they came out, I don't have a clue. I know some cans resemble the originals while others are different to the extreme. Keith mentions a related project. I'm willing to bet that some if not a majority will not make their list. What I've assembled is subject to individual reference and interpretation. I'll be adding golf_lover44's picture to the group.

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Post by keithker » Sun Jun 17, 2018 2:56 pm

Ed (Cap-sealed) posted this beauty up on Facebook earlier.......
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Post by MI-Cans » Sun Jun 17, 2018 4:45 pm

Apparently Tahoe is available in three versions. See pic. Will add to my "pile".

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Post by bantam10 » Sun Jun 17, 2018 6:13 pm

Another. Short release this year.
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Post by MI-Cans » Sun Jun 17, 2018 7:32 pm

Last pic put in post #27. Thanks for looking.

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Post by MI-Cans » Mon Jun 18, 2018 3:06 pm

I have found a couple more and this will be the end of my searching. While all cans probably can be classified as Retro-Brands not all are Retro-Looking. I'm up to 150 total. They include minor variations, older & newer versions, different breweries and even some Exports. Along with the image, I'm including an MS Excel file and a PDF file containing what I was able to find out about some of the cans. Other cans...got nothing!

DaveNH - hope that helps you in your searching.
Keith - maybe it'll help in your project.
Jinsequa - might answer a couple of you questions.

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Post by DaveNH » Mon Jun 18, 2018 11:00 pm

Great stuff guys. This is exactly what I was looking for. Thanks to everyone who replied to this thread and especially MI-Cans who went above and beyond to compile a list and pics.
Thanks. Dave

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Post by MI-Cans » Tue Jun 19, 2018 6:34 pm

Everyone's more than welcome to what I put together. Did some more searching to try and answer Jinsequa's question:

"Are the red and white Rainier beer and the green ale truly retros?"

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Post by jinsequa » Thu Jun 21, 2018 11:21 am

From what I know that Rainier Ale you pictured only was produced at Seattle by Rainier. I have 2 different mandatory versions of this can. So not a retro. The one on the right from Irwindale, CA I would consider the "retro" can.
I have 12 variations of the other red and white Rainier. All are from Seattle except one was produced in Lacrosse, WI by G. Heileman. This was produced at the same time as the ones from Seattle (Heileman owned Rainier at that point but didn't put their name on the Seattle cans) and so I would say that one is not retro either. Again if produced in Irwindale, CA or Canada...I would consider it retro.

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