Is there any value in old beer cans?

Is there any value in old beer cans?

The value of a vintage beer cans can run the spectrum of virtually nothing to upwards of $25,000. The three factors that impact a cans worth are: rarity, desirability and quality. Any can missing one or two of these factors will suffer in value.

When was beer first available in cans?

January 24, 1935
Canned beer makes its debut on January 24, 1935. In partnership with the American Can Company, the Gottfried Krueger Brewing Company delivered 2,000 cans of Krueger’s Finest Beer and Krueger’s Cream Ale to faithful Krueger drinkers in Richmond, Virginia.

When did beer cans go from steel to aluminum?

They were originally made out of tin, then steel, then aluminum in 1958.

How did old beer cans open?

A major beer can breakthrough came in 1962 when Iron City, a brewing company in Pittsburg, used a self-opening can. The “zip top” can had a small flat tab riveted to the center of the can’s top that one pulled back in order to puncture the can and then tear off the removable perforated piece.

What is the world’s biggest beer brand?

Anheuser-Busch InBev (Belgium) Based in Belgium, Anheuser-Busch InBev tops this list as the largest beer company in the world. It currently dominates the global beer market with a product portfolio of 500 beer brands including Budweiser and Bud Light.

What beer was popular in the 50s?


  • Schlitz.
  • Anheuser-Busch.
  • Ballantine.
  • Pabst.
  • Rheingold.
  • Schaefer.
  • Falstaff.
  • Miller.

What is the oldest beer can?

Krueger Ale can
The oldest can in the collection is a Krueger Ale can from the 1930s which is similar to the first beer can ever produced in 1935.

Is a six pack of Billy Beer worth anything?

So what is Billy Beer worth? Virtually nothing. (I say “virtually” because a can is at least worth the scrap price of aluminum.)

Is Schaefer beer?

Schaefer continues today as a virtual beer produced as a Pabst label. The company’s preservation society, Team Schaefer, is centered in Long Beach, California. Schaefer’s former Lehigh Valley brewing facility was later sold to Diageo North America, Inc.

What was the first sale of a beer can?

Today is Beer Can Appreciation Day! While it might seem silly to add this to the never-ending list of “national days,” we’ll take it this time, because beer is great and the evolution of the traditional beer can is even better. The day marks the first sale of a canned beer.

When did beer come back to the cans?

After a lull in can production during World War II, canned beer came sweeping back into the mainstream. With more beer brands sticking to canning as opposed to bottling, the need for versatile packaging was less important and cone top cans started fading out.

When did silver bar lager beer come out?

Silver Bar Lager Beer was started in the earlier 1950s with a striking black can showing a silver bar across the label. There also was a series of Silver Bar Lager cans having different colors, a marketing approach that was done by a number of other breweries for brands such as Blatz, Drewry’s, GB, etc.

What are the different types of beer cans?

This is where the cone top came in. This design allowed brewers to use their bottle and packaging lines to fill cans, and seal them with bottle caps. According to the Brewery Collectibles Club of America, there were four cone styles: low profile, high profile, J-spout and crowntainer.