Happy Birthday to one of mankind's greatest inventions, canned beer. The first canned beer was released today, January 24, 1935 in Richmond, Virginia. It was Krueger's Ale and Krueger's Beer.
Now I know beer isn't barbecue, but it certainly plays a large role at every backyard gathering and competition. The BBQ world would be greatly changed if there was no canned beer.
Happy Birthday, you little 12oz package of fun!
The image is courtesy of Rusty Cans. Rusty Cans is a very interesting website on collecting, trading, storing, and the history of beer cans. It's good to see someone as dedicated to beer can collecting as I am to Barbeque. Take some time and check it out.