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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.


August 5th  2017 and just a quick message to say that I have tried to edit a few things on the pages. The most recent news for y collection has been the addition of cans from the Saipan Brewing Co. 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!
My term as a Board of Director for the BCCA expired last year, so I am free of that entanglement once again. I am a strong advocate for the BCCA. It is run by folks who care a lot about the hobby.

Take a look at the OCOCs website - it was updated recently too:


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 wonderful ways.



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GETTING OLDER ... 15 years later...

Taken back in 1997... these are still

My father served in the US Navy for over 30 years,
while the ocean view is blocked by the Rockies, I treasure this can & others that feature the 7 seas

Thanks for dropping by and taking a look. Please get in touch with any comments or reactions!

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