Thursday, January 22

Happy 50th Birthday Aluminum Beer Can

Today is the 50th anniversary of the aluminum beer can, released by Coors in 1959.

Some IMPORTANT historical facts:
Coors spent two years developing the aluminum can.

• Before aluminum cans, the tin can had been in use since the 1800s. It used lead in the seams.

• Tin can beer tasted even worse than canned beer now, as the cans were not easily pre-cleaned, thereby requiring the beer be pasteurized.

• Aluminum cans were the first cans to be feasibly recycled while also lowering shipping costs.

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