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. A Pilsener from Uganda is the latest country that
might be canning its own beer. When you inlcude cans specifically imported to countries such as the recent
Skol can made for a distributor in Rwanda, the shelves hold cans found in 187 current countries as
well as 17 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.
HAPPY CINCO de MAYO! After
a bit of communication, while the Pilsener can lists "Brewed and Canned in... UGANDA"... it appears that it is still
only canned in Kenya.
The First Can/Each Place listing as well as the Country list I use will need to
be updated again - see the "LISTS" page.
I uploaded four pictures of totes full of my current TRADERS... a miracle of sorts.
The OC/OC website has been getting more tending! Added
were links to download the "Questionaire" form for making reservations to the 1st BCWC in Martin, Slovakia (October 3rd-6th). It
also has a link to download the "Invitation" which has the agenda, lodging options, etc... take a look! Better
yet, start planning to find your way there! Furthermore, the site now has almost ten years of the
newsletter uploaded inlcuding the 1st issue for 2013. BUT BE WARNED, the password has changed for 2013
- contact me if you have renewed and want to look now. Take a gander: www.ococsite.info
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