Friday, March 23, 2012

Portlanders Brew and Can Flat Top Beer

First it was the Oly stubbies for Session, and now it's the church key.

Who knows whether this is real - and if it is, we can't wait to check it out!
The story of the flat top beer can—which must be opened with a churchkey—goes back to 1935 when the first flat top cans were introduced. Canned beer was an immediate success and others quickly joined the marketplace with this versatile packaging. Beer lovers could now enjoy their favorite brews anywhere and with anyone. The flat top can remained a standard until the pull-tab came to market in the mid-1960s. By the mid-1970s, the flat top can was all but a memory. We’re excited to offer this often forgotten beer experience once again....

It's worth the effort - The harder it is to achieve your goal the greater the satisfaction.
We like this nod to history!

1 comment:

  1. Unfortunately the reality of Churchkey sucked. As soon as the beer got warm in any the cans blew up because apparently Ball Canning Company didn't bother to research how to make a flat top can correctly.