Fun Fact January 24, 2022.

Ninety nine cans of beer on the wall!  According to History dot com, it was on January 24, 1933 that the first can of beer debuted in Richmond, VA.  The Gottfried Krueger Brewing Company, In partnership with the American Can Company, delivered 2,000 cans of Krueger’s Finest Beer and Krueger’s Cream Ale to faithful Krueger drinkers. Ninety-one percent of the drinkers approved of the canned beer, driving Krueger to give the green light to further production.  Cans had been in use to distribute food since the late 19th century, but it wasn’t until 1909 that the American Can Company tried, unsuccessfully, to can beer.  They had to wait until after prohibition to try again.  Finally in 1933, after two years of research, the company developed a can that was pressurized and had a special coating to prevent the fizzy beer from chemically reacting with the tin.  That’s right, tin, not aluminum.  Today, canned beer accounts for approximately half of the $20 billion U.S. beer industry and it all started on this date in Richmond, VA.  Listen to the podcast here; https://theriver953.com/lonnies-fun-fact/

Fun Fact January 24, 2022.
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