The real first gallon tin beer can......

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The real first gallon tin beer can......

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Post by keithker » Wed Jan 08, 2020 11:19 am

Happened to run across this 1888 article related to a brewer selling gallon tin cans of beer...the first real beer can???

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Re: The real first gallon tin beer can......

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Post by Flat_Top » Wed Jan 08, 2020 11:26 am

Sounds like we have a new first beer can
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Re: The real first gallon tin beer can......

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Post by hemmings » Wed Jan 08, 2020 7:57 pm

Looked up a number of 1880s era ice cream cans on Ebay. If he slapped a label on those cans I think its gotta count. I think it would count without a label but say you managed to find one you might not know it was a beer can..hmmm
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Post by keithker » Wed Jan 08, 2020 8:10 pm

hemmings wrote:
Wed Jan 08, 2020 7:57 pm
Looked up a number of 1880s era ice cream cans on Ebay. If he slapped a label on those cans I think its gotta count. I think it would count without a label but say you managed to find one you might not know it was a beer can..hmmm
All all the reason to put on painted labels......

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Post by jinsequa » Thu Jan 09, 2020 12:25 am

I have a 100 year old gallon can from Henry Weinhard's Brewing Company (Portland, OR) but unfortunately it is marshmallow sauce. :lol:
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Post by phoenix » Thu Jan 09, 2020 1:44 pm

Very interesting article.

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