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What Are the Best Looking Beer Cans in America?
ad week ^ | 7-3-2014 | David Griner

Posted on 07/03/2014 10:50:02 AM PDT by Citizen Zed

The can comeback, led by brands like Ska Brewing, Oskar Blues and New Belgium, has opened up a 360-degree canvas for label designers typically restricted to the few stickers on a beer bottle.

Thrillest has (with the help of CraftCans.com guru and Canned! author Russ Phillips) created a handy gallery of its picks for the "10 coolest-looking beer cans in America." And while I was glad to see a few of my personal favorites on the list (including my friends and neighbors at Good People Brewing in Birmingham, Alabama), I feel like they left off a few brews that are practically works of art.

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KEYWORDS: advertising; alcohol; beer; beercans; craftbeer; microbrew
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Here's to alcohol: the cause of, and solution to, all of life's problems.

1 posted on 07/03/2014 10:50:02 AM PDT by Citizen Zed
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To: Citizen Zed

Budweiser’s good for me ....


2 posted on 07/03/2014 10:52:06 AM PDT by Ken522
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To: Citizen Zed

Best looking cans...

Oh, Laz didn’t post this. Nevermind.


3 posted on 07/03/2014 10:52:58 AM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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To: Ken522
They said beer.

/johnny

4 posted on 07/03/2014 10:53:38 AM PDT by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: metesky

I assume that you have some expertise in this area, even if a 5 cents a can!


5 posted on 07/03/2014 10:56:04 AM PDT by headsonpikes (Mass murder and cannibalism are the twin sacraments of socialism - "Who-whom?"-Lenin)
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To: Citizen Zed

It’s not the alcohol that causes the problems. It’s the operator of the alcohol.


6 posted on 07/03/2014 10:56:04 AM PDT by Bullish (You ever notice that liberalism really just amounts to anti-morality?)
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To: Citizen Zed
A lot of the micro-breweries really put effort into the art work. My wife cuts them up and uses the pieces to make art.


7 posted on 07/03/2014 10:56:13 AM PDT by IamConservative (If fighting fire with fire is a good idea, why do the pros use water?)
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To: Citizen Zed

8 posted on 07/03/2014 10:56:45 AM PDT by maddog55 (A government which robs Peter to pay Paul can always depend on the support of Paul.)
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To: MrB; Lazamataz

Hmmn. Best cans are:
Full.
Cold.
Accessible.
Already paid for.


9 posted on 07/03/2014 10:56:51 AM PDT by Robert A. Cook, PE (I can only donate monthly, but socialists' ABBCNNBCBS continue to lie every day!)
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To: Citizen Zed

“What Are the Best Looking Beer Cans in America?”

full ones.


10 posted on 07/03/2014 10:57:03 AM PDT by catnipman (Cat Nipman: Vote Republican in 2012 and only be called racist one more time!)
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To: Citizen Zed

The last several I emptied!


11 posted on 07/03/2014 11:00:12 AM PDT by Dick Bachert (Ignorance is NOT BLISS. It is the ROAD TO SERFDOM! We're on a ROAD TRIP!!)
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To: Citizen Zed
Say what?


12 posted on 07/03/2014 11:07:08 AM PDT by SoCal Pubbie
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To: Citizen Zed
There was one I really liked. It had a man and a woman seated at a small table facing each other. However, they looked very serious, as if they were discussing how to spend an in-laws' will or something. Tollingers or something like that.

Of ones I can remember, give me good old Reingold, the Dry Beer!


13 posted on 07/03/2014 11:13:06 AM PDT by Dr. Sivana ("If you're litigating against nuns, you've probably done something wrong."-Ted Cruz)
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To: Citizen Zed
$1.59 for a cold six pack...in 1983 dollars...

 photo Buckhorn_zps7d15ad79.jpg

14 posted on 07/03/2014 11:14:26 AM PDT by henkster (Do I really need a sarc tag?)
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To: Dr. Sivana

Rheingold!!? You forgot to include new Old Frothingslosh!

“The stale pale ale with the foam on the bottom”

;^)


15 posted on 07/03/2014 11:16:19 AM PDT by elcid1970 ("In the modern world, Muslims are living fossils.")
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To: Citizen Zed

I'm a minimalist in art.

And then there's this classic:


16 posted on 07/03/2014 11:16:27 AM PDT by Billthedrill
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To: henkster

In college, poured that from 7 feet, still no head.


17 posted on 07/03/2014 11:16:42 AM PDT by JmyBryan
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To: Ken522
This Bud's for you!


18 posted on 07/03/2014 11:18:52 AM PDT by Uncle Miltie (The GOP-e scum enlisted Democrats to steal the Republican primary. The GOP-e can go to Hell.)
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To: Citizen Zed
Schmidt's always had beautiful cans.


19 posted on 07/03/2014 11:19:24 AM PDT by kevao (Biblical Jesus: Give your money to the poor. Socialist Jesus: Give your neighbor's money to the poor)
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To: elcid1970

Whoaaaaa!!!!! Old Forhingslosh - haven’t heard that mentioned in decades.

My understanding is it was a special derivitive of Iron City filtered through miles of virgin slag heaps.


20 posted on 07/03/2014 11:20:49 AM PDT by trubolotta
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To: Uncle Miltie

I like the “BLUE” one............


21 posted on 07/03/2014 11:21:56 AM PDT by Osage Orange (I have strong feelings about gun control. If there's a gun around, I want to be controlling it.)
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To: JmyBryan

Twelve year old kids saw me drinking Buckhorn at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. They wanted my empties; they collected beer cans and had never seen anyone drinking Buckhorn before. No, not even track bums...


22 posted on 07/03/2014 11:23:03 AM PDT by henkster (Do I really need a sarc tag?)
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To: Citizen Zed

Probably the empty ones. If they’re still full it means nobody likes it.


23 posted on 07/03/2014 11:24:49 AM PDT by SkyDancer (If you don't read the newspapers you are uninformed. If you do read newspapers you are misinformed)
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To: trubolotta

24 posted on 07/03/2014 11:25:15 AM PDT by Citizen Zed ("Freedom costs a buck o five" - Gary Johnston, TAWP)
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To: Citizen Zed

25 posted on 07/03/2014 11:27:59 AM PDT by equaviator (There's nothing like the universe to bring you down to earth.)
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To: Dr. Sivana

Rheingold’s head stays so high,
‘Cause it’s brewed extra dry,
Won’t you try extra dry Rheingold beer!


26 posted on 07/03/2014 11:28:00 AM PDT by Fpiercedxb
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To: equaviator

Used to love that beer. I haven’t seen it since I moved away from Eastern Ohio.


27 posted on 07/03/2014 11:29:19 AM PDT by defconw (LUTFA!)
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To: Citizen Zed

Heheh! I’m going to crop that photo and frame it. I first learned of this from friends from Pittsburgh attending classes with me in Boston. Now I can see how it earned its reputation. That is some CAN!


28 posted on 07/03/2014 11:29:23 AM PDT by trubolotta
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To: Citizen Zed

Funny, I haven’t bought beer in a can in at least 10 years.

Still, the bottled stuff has some pretty cool art.


29 posted on 07/03/2014 11:30:47 AM PDT by ChildOfThe60s ((If you can remember the 60s.....you weren't really there)
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To: Citizen Zed

I used to have a beer can with a picture of a P-3C Orion aircraft on it. It came home from Japan with me. Don’t remember what brand of beer it was, though. Wish I still had it.


30 posted on 07/03/2014 11:36:32 AM PDT by Fresh Wind (The last remnants of the Old Republic have been swept away.)
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To: Dr. Sivana

The first Miss Rheingold: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jinx_Falkenburg#Personal_life


31 posted on 07/03/2014 11:36:50 AM PDT by vladimir998
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To: trubolotta

You are so right! Olde Frothingslosh was a Pittsburgh Brewing product, Iron City beer inside, novelty labels outside. Originally from east Ohio not far from Pittsburgh, so all those brands sort of run together: Gennesee, Iron City, Rheingold, Rolling Rock, Duquesne, to name a few.

Still looking for the later O.F. labels: “German Schnopps” (Ach mein gosh, ist Frothingslosh!), “Italian Chianty”, “Honorable Socky”, “French Champain” (painfully evervescent)”, from around 1964.

1965 was the last year of Miss Rheingold. America’s loss.


32 posted on 07/03/2014 11:41:39 AM PDT by elcid1970 ("In the modern world, Muslims are living fossils.")
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To: Citizen Zed

33 posted on 07/03/2014 11:47:32 AM PDT by Doogle (( USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated))
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To: Citizen Zed

Let’s settle on DUFF!

If it’s good enough for Homer...


34 posted on 07/03/2014 11:56:53 AM PDT by headsonpikes (Mass murder and cannibalism are the twin sacraments of socialism - "Who-whom?"-Lenin)
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To: Osage Orange

35 posted on 07/03/2014 12:01:24 PM PDT by b4its2late (A Progressive is a person who will give away everything he doesn't own.)
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To: SoCal Pubbie

Root beer doesn’t count.


36 posted on 07/03/2014 12:15:54 PM PDT by Lee'sGhost ("Just look at the flowers, Lizzie. Just look at the flowers.")
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To: b4its2late

That’s cheating!


37 posted on 07/03/2014 12:17:39 PM PDT by Lee'sGhost ("Just look at the flowers, Lizzie. Just look at the flowers.")
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To: elcid1970; trubolotta


38 posted on 07/03/2014 12:21:07 PM PDT by Hoodat (Proverbs 29:2)
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To: Citizen Zed

39 posted on 07/03/2014 12:23:07 PM PDT by Hoodat (Proverbs 29:2)
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To: Hoodat

Excellent! I’m busting a gut; thanks.


40 posted on 07/03/2014 12:25:45 PM PDT by trubolotta
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To: Citizen Zed

The crushed up empty one that I just finished is my favorite.


41 posted on 07/03/2014 12:32:22 PM PDT by Organic Panic
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To: b4its2late
Only beer need apply. Coors light is a lot of things associated with horses, but it ain't beer.

/johnny

42 posted on 07/03/2014 12:32:34 PM PDT by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: b4its2late

I like!!


43 posted on 07/03/2014 12:37:25 PM PDT by Osage Orange (I have strong feelings about gun control. If there's a gun around, I want to be controlling it.)
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To: Citizen Zed
My Dad was a Piels drinker, back when it was brewed in Brooklyn.

...and of course, there was Bert and Harry Piels!


44 posted on 07/03/2014 12:37:59 PM PDT by COBOL2Java (I'm a Christian, pro-life, pro-gun, Reaganite. The GOP hates me. Why should I vote for them?)
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To: kevao

Remember the motto of the old BCCA?

“I never saw a can I didn’t like.”


45 posted on 07/03/2014 12:43:39 PM PDT by PeteyBoy (Better a TEApartier than a teabagger be.)
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To: Citizen Zed
Old German Beer Label
46 posted on 07/03/2014 12:45:37 PM PDT by Fear The People (When the government fears the people, you have LIBERTY.)
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To: COBOL2Java

That was my grandma’s favorite beer. I can still picture her with the can in one hand and a Tarrington cigarette in the other, lol.


47 posted on 07/03/2014 12:51:05 PM PDT by k4gypsyrose
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To: b4its2late

A little lop-sided on the left. How much did she pay for those I wonder?


48 posted on 07/03/2014 1:17:33 PM PDT by 5thGenTexan
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To: Citizen Zed

What Are the Best Looking Beer Cans in America?.....The empty ones?


49 posted on 07/03/2014 1:26:27 PM PDT by Safetgiver ( Islam makes barbarism look genteel.)
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To: defconw

Yep, good stuff.


50 posted on 07/03/2014 1:27:44 PM PDT by equaviator (There's nothing like the universe to bring you down to earth.)
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