Since the 1930’s, beer cans have been produced in all shapes and sizes in the U.S. and have contained all sorts of beer from different regions all over the country. By the end of the 1980’s, however, the old steel cans that your father or grandfather once drank from had all but disappeared and the new aluminum cans produced by large national breweries had taken over the U.S. market. Over the next thirty years, sales of imported bottles and American Craft Beer bottles began to grow dramatically as consumers began to search for more flavorful and interesting beer than the large U.S. brewers had to offer. As a result, canned beer began to be seen as an inferior product and was largely ignored by those who took their tastes for beer seriously.
In recent years, however, American Craft brewers have begun to take an interest in the many assets that canned beer has to offer. Cans are cheaper to produce than bottles, they are easier to store and distribute,