Apparently Pittsburgh Brewing didn't mess around too long with NCC's unreliable cans.

The widespread practice of packing food in tin cans and containers was a direct result of the public's acceptance of the Germ Theory of Disease.

In a few rare cases, brewers stamped the actual date of production on beer cans (some Rainer cans and other Western brewers did this).

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In 1987, the two companies were merged to form American National Can. A., the state-owned French metal conglomerate, acquired Triangle Industries.

At the time of the buyout, American Can was the largest can company in the United States.

It is protected from the harm- ful effects of light on its delicate pro- tein content, and by this modern up-to- date method of packing beer, you can now be sure of drinking a brew which has the same clear amber color and delicious taste as the ice-cold beer which flows from the ageing vats."Early flat top beer cans contained instruction panels on opening procedures; six examples are pictured to the right.

Coors, first canned in December 1935, may have been the lone exception to this rule.

When beer in cans was first introduced, the public had to be sold on the benefits of beer in cans.

Early (mostly 1930s) cans have extensive text on a back side extolling the virtues of cans as a vessel for beer.

Spring '36 The Paris Can Trying to solve (a) the problem of opening flat tops, and (b) the problem of stacking cone tops in grocery store displays, Robert Paris introduces his universally stackable design to the brewing community.

However, the Paris Can will never make it past the drawing board."Beer is packed in this container for your benefit.

Their beer cans -- flat tops -- never contained opening instructions.

From the flat top's earliest days people strove to create a built-in opening device.

The American Can Company was a manufacturer of tin cans.