Sunday, May 26, 2024

Happy Birthday Beer Can! Crack Open A Cold One

In life, there are only a few sounds that just about everyone on the planet recognizes. They are as follows: the sound of a toilet flushing, the beeping sound of a big truck backing up and the opening of a fresh, cold can of beer.

You can picture it now, I bet. You can hear the crisp Pssshhhhhhhhhtttt! You can see the little bit of liquid splish-splash, dance mid-air and land on your fingers. At some point today (not at work, gosh!), take a can, look at it, admire it and OPEN IT to celebrate the 82nd birthday of the first canned beer going on sale this day in 1935.

In conjunction with the American Can Company, the Gottfried Krueger Brewing Company sent out 2,000 cans of beer to quaffers in Richmond, VA to a whopping 91% approval rating. Hey, that beer should have run for public office! Maybe there’s still time?

The warm welcome for the cold beer can inspired more production and now, according to Statistic Brain (and who wouldn’t trust them?!), 67 billion cans are consumed each year in the U.S. Or, to think of it another way, you could reach the moon 20 times over if you stacked all the beer cans consumed in America each year. Take that Neil Armstong!

So cheers to you, beer lover. And cheers to the beer can. You did it! No one ever thought you’d see 75 and now look at you, 82! Yay! Pssshhhhhhhhhtttt!

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