You have come across - or come back to - 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 expansive. A Pilsener now canned in Ecuador and a Druk 11000
can from Bhutan arrived at the cave here at the edge of Denver, proving once again that each year a few more countries
join the parade. There always seems to be a new country to search for which assures that the collect is always
fresh!. If -and I do - you inlcude cans specifically imported to countries such as the recent THB
can made to sell in The Comoros, 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.
March 29th  2016 and just a quick message to say that Ceveceria Nacional
in Ecuador is now canning it beer instead of just having it done at its "sister" brewery in Bogata, Colombia. Meanwhile,
this site is becoming even harder to keep updated. Earthlink's support of this "free" feature is very out of date and therefore
makes it hard to edit and add pictures without getting error codes all over the place. If I can get it to work, I will add
a few pictures to the "Recent" page!
As mentioned before, I was honored to be elected to the BCCA's Board
of Directors during CANvention 44 and now am working to help make the BCCA "better" and "bigger". If you live in Arizona,
California, Idaho, Nevada, New Mexico, or "Colorful" Colorado and you have a issue with the BCCA - you are welcome to contact
me and I will see what I can do to help.
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