Dating canco cans

Top Cutter IPA, Bale Breaker Brewing Company: Named for the piece of farm equipment used during the annual hop harvest, this aggressive West Coast IPA comes from where said harvest of the country's best hops actually happens: Yakima, WA.

Fat Tire, New Belgium Brewing: A Belgian-style amber (so it uses a broader palette of ingredients than typical English or German suds), this Colorado-produced brew was inspired by a bike trip the brewer took around Europe.

Point the Way, IPA, Golden Road Brewing: This sessionable West-Coaster with citrus, tropical, and pine notes is brewed by a crew who got the idea for a brewery repping the City of Angels while drinking beer in...

Wait, Dallas Blonde, Deep Ellum Brewing Company: It says that this citrusy balanced session ale outta Dallas "goes down easy" right on the can, but if you're at all familiar with Dallas blondes, you probably knew that already.

(ED NOTE: we are not at all familiar with Dallas blondes.) Day Break, Martin House Brewing: Coughlin knew beer was for breakfast even before Tom Cruise started serving drinks to Elizabeth Shue, but it took a Fort Worth suds-maker 'til this year to make this breakfast cereal-inspired four-grain brew infused with honey so it tastes "like a sunrise in your mouth".

In September 1935, the first cap sealed cone type style beer can was introduced by the Continental Can Company for the Schlitz Brewing Company.

Crown Cork and Seal become the fourth beer can manufacturer in 1936 after acquiring the Acme Can Company of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.This new style of can, which was very different from the rest, was hugely popular with small and medium sized breweries and reigned for a 15-year period.Crowntainer cans were first used by breweries beginning in September 1939, beginning with the C. Wouldnt it be great if early beer cans had a born on date like so many cans do today?Unfortunately, they dont, so you have to look for other hints. There is a heavy emphasis on beer memorabilia, with hundreds of photos -- many in full color. As with all of Anderson's books, The Beer Book is packed with photos which really pay off the richness of brewing history in America.