Interesting facts about beer can
For the first time canned beer went on sale January 24, 1935 in the American city of Richmond. The KruegerBrewingCo company offered its customers a popular drink in an unusual packaging. The metal can was an alternative to glass containers, which were easily broken when dropped. It should be noted that the first banks were rather heavy, since they were made not of aluminum, but of iron. It was not at all easy to open such a jar, therefore a canister key was attached to the package, and instructions for its use were written on the jar itself. Interestingly, the novelty quickly became popular, and by the end of 1935 more than 20 American factories poured beer into iron packaging. In 1958, the first beer cans made of aluminum appeared. Packaging has become not only durable, but also light. In the manufacture of containers used two sheets of aluminum: from one made the walls and bottom, and from the other - the cover. In 1975, Ermal Freiz invented the ear with which to open the bank.It still applies, and is well known to all beer lovers. Currently, about 240 billion beer cans are produced annually in the world, of which almost half are in the United States. American John Ahrens from New Jersey has assembled a collection of 15,000 beer cans. In the city of Darwin (Australia) beer regatta is held annually. Participants of these competitions build various swimming facilities from empty beer cans. Interesting exhibits include a 13-meter galley and a submarine capable of diving for several minutes. The American designer-nugget Bob Bishob built a plane from beer cans that flies a considerable distance. For the manufacture of such an unusual air transport took 11,000 thousand cans. But the architect from the United States, Mike Reynolds uses beer packaging for the construction of houses. Eight beer cans are connected in blocks that are interconnected with cement. Structures are not only durable, but also cheap. The lightest beer cans are made by the Japanese company Kirin. A 350 ml can weighs only 14 grams, which is 7% lighter than regular cans. Thus, the manufacturer saves about 4 thousand tons of metal annually.