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Happy Birthday, Beer Can!

On Jan. 24, 1935, Krueger Brewing sold the first beer in a can. Here is how the beer can has evolved
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For beer lovers, there’s nothing quite like the satisfying crack of a cold brew being opened. Other than maybe, that first, icy cold sip.

It’s a pleasure that dates back 80 years, when the first can of beer was sold on Jan. 24th, 1935 in Richmond, Virginia. Decades later, cans remain the vessel of choice for beer imbibers. According to the Beer Institute, cans accounted for 54 percent of all beer packaging in 2013.