You have come across my website where I celebrate collecting
beer cans. I have been building the collection of cans from around the world since 1976. With just over 5,000
cans on the shelves, my collection is not even close to the largest. However, for a few random moments over
the years I have had at least one can found in every current & former country that has brewed and
canned its own beer making the collection one of the most extensive. An Asmara can from Eritrea arrived and is now lurking
in my cave here at the edge of Denver, proving once again that each year a few more countries join the parade. When
you inlcude cans specifically imported to countries such as the recent SeyBrew can made to sell in the
Seychelles as well as the Bedele canned in Greece for sale in Ethiopia, the shelves hold cans found in 191 current
countries as well as 18 former countries - missing a couple as I am still looking for an import that has the
Kingdom of Libya stamp on the lid ("former country" in my way of thinking) and the Budwesier can made for the Marshall
Islands. Admittedly, some of the details are questionable, so please see the Definition
page for a long explanation.
My family and I live on the south side of Green Mountain near the
western edge of Denver, Colorado. Valerie and I are both Architects. We are the very proud parents of
three children: Isabelle, Christopher and Lindsay. We are well protected by Mid-Knight... the Portuguese Water Dog guardian
of our realm.
You are very welcome to add yourself to the vast number of friends I trade
with from around the world. There are links to other collecting websites, pictures of a few of the cans in the
collection, and rarely a few pictures of the cans I have available for trade. I only collect beer cans,
preferring alcoholic verisons over non-alcoholic unless that is the only type of brewed malt beverage available from a
place. I am always trying to find cans from - or specifically for - distinct places in the world
that have their own flag. For instance, a can from/for each of the Japanese Prefectures. I am willing to look
for local issues of soda cans to trade for beer cans. As I am not a dealer, I rarely list prices for cans nor do
I usually buy cans just to resell them. I do buy cans
for my shelves and there have been a few times that I have bought an entire collection.
The heading links to the left take you to the primary pages of the site.
August 21st... and please "Check" Mark - I am running for Board of Directors
for the BCCA. If you are a BCCA member and going to Dallas, you are very welcome to let me know what you think
the BCCA could do to be a better organization. I hope you "mark" your ballot during the annual meeting.
Absentee voting is over, so if you weren't planning to come to Dallas, but have decided it is critical to your sense of well
being to vote, make those last minute travel arrangements and head to the Lone Star state!
- On the trade floor at CANvention, I will be
at table M-K01.
- The OC/OC Chapter Meeting is scheduled from 7-8pm on Thursday, August 28th in the Carter room.
Meanwhile, I received a cabottle from Rwanda
that seems pretty certain it was brewed and cabottled in the country! Also arriving was a SeyBrew that
was made by Guinness in Dublin - a great can to hold the Seychelles flag on my shelves - but not a brewed and canned
in for the purists amongst us. The Asmara from Eritrea arrived, and as near as I can tell, it is
brewed and canned there! Will update pictures after CANvention.
I also just updated the places list and
the First Can Each Place lists.
I hope you enjoy your visit, please drop me a note if you see something
of interest, have a question, correction, or want to just say "hi". I do try to check my email and respond, but please
forgive the time lag as with three wonderful kids, there is always a lot going on.
Finally, I would like
to encourage all who visit this site to join the BCCA. It is the largest reason we connect in so many