Thank Gottfried Krueger Brewing Company for 82 Years of Delicious Canned Beers

Cans of beer from the Beer Can Museum

If you go look in your fridge right now, what are you going to find? If you’re a craft beer lover like me, you’re going to see lots of cans of beer. These days, it seems that almost every craft brewery is distributing in beautifully designed cans, and we have two companies to thank for that. No, Oskar Blues, who many credit as the first craft beer ever sold to the masses in cans, is not one of them. I’m talking about the Gottfried Krueger Brewing Company and the American Can Company, who came together on this day, January 24, in 1935 to sell the world’s first canned beers. Continue reading “Thank Gottfried Krueger Brewing Company for 82 Years of Delicious Canned Beers”

What’s the Big Deal About Nitro Beers, Anyway?

Image of beers–Modern Times Beer's Black House Nitro Stout

I don’t know if you have noticed, but the world is suddenly all about Nitro. No, I’m not referring to the movement honoring former American Gladiators for their contributions to the world of battering laypeople with oversized q-tips that I hope to one day start. I’m talking about nitrogen gas, the biggest trend in brewing today.

So what’s the big deal with Nitro beer, and why is it suddenly everywhere?

First of all, we need to establish one thing. Using nitrogen to carbonate beer instead of CO2 is not a new thing. I know you might be seeing a lot of craft nitro brews emerging in the last year, and even some from the big time beer companies, but there’s one brewery that has been using nitrogen to make their delicious beers for over 50 years.

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