Beer By the Numbers Podcast #2
History of the Beer Can

Have you ever thought about how beer cans existed? Or what the past, present, and future of beer cans look like in general? Does beer from can taste differently from bottles? Are we looking into a future of resealable cans soon? If you have these questions in mind, then Ryan from Beers by The Numbers Podcast will answer your questions.

To give a little bit of background about the host, Ryan Manteufel has created Beers by The Numbers to entertain and provide informative beer content to all beer lovers out there. This podcast is dedicated to becoming one of the go-to podcasts if you want to learn more about beer. The topics include the historical drinking games, the beer gene, beer taxes, history of homebrewing, and many more.

In this episode, Ryan discussed one of his experiences while drinking beer with his friends and how this moment inspired him to create this podcast episode. He also tackled the history of beer packaging and how the manufacturers chose cans as an added option to bottles, barrels, and kegs. Ryan also discussed the disadvantages of these packaging options during the 1900s.

Besides, Ryan also described the challenges brewers had to face when they were attempting to use can to hold beers. Canning food was already possible, but brewers had difficulties in canning beer without affecting its freshness over a longer period. Beer temperature, pressure, and carbonation were also discussed in this episode.

If you are interested in getting to know more about the history of beer cans, you must listen to this episode. It is best if you get a can of beer and drink it while listening. Feel the aluminum can in your hand, savor the beer, and discover the beer can history in this podcast. Now, let’s get into it!

Main Takeaways:

  • History of beer storage options
  • Challenge of early brewers in using beer cans
  • Beer temperature, carbonation, and pressure in cans
  • Initial beer can design
  • The company who produced the first beer can
  • The success of the Krueger Brewing Co. in canning beer
  • The decrease of canning materials
  • The innovation of the beer can design
  • Quality of beer in cans
  • Bottle vs. can?