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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 extensive. An Asmara can from Eritrea and a Bock can from Cote d'Ivorie are now lurking in my 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 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 189 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.
 
December 14th and I have updated the country listing, added a couple of recent new cans, and other little adjustments. The previous update changed the "looking for" page as Dave Vogl sent me the last can I knew I was missing for the Oda Nobunaga Sapporo can set.   Last week, I updated the listing I use for countries as I discovered I had a couple of errors in the last iteration.

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.




Take a look at the OCOCs website - it will be updated soon too: 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 wonderful ways.
 
Cheers!

Last updated on

GETTING OLDER ... 15 years later...
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Taken back in 1997... these are still
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A FEW OF MY FAVORITES

My father served in the US Navy for over 30 years,
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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!

thoughtful? email me at m44rodgers@earthlink.net