Beer Can Museum Happenings

The mysterious inner workings of the mind of the Beer Can Museum curator.

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Tuesday, April 12, 2016

When it rains, it pours

Sometimes, as a curator, you can go days without much happening in the acquisitions world.  Today is not one of those days!

First, a collector of John Wayne memorabilia contacts me about possibly donating a movie prop that John Wayne gave to the Newporter Inn, many moons ago.  He may donate it to the John Wayne musuem in Iowa, but it's nice to know we're in the running! Then, I get an e-mail from a collector of foreign cans in Boston - he needs help with pricing his collection - and he may be donating a nice Budweiser can - in Hebrew - to the museum. Next, I hear from an old friend who is a tap collector - he has been collecting craft cans for me for the past several months, and he wants me to know that he has hung a bag loaded with cans on my car door handle at the commuter lot.  Lastly, another friend, visiting family in Colorado, tells me he just mailed me a box of bottom opened Colorado craft cans - should get here in a few days.

Not a bad day for the museum - it's raining beer cans!

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Beer Can Jigsaw Puzzle

This beer can themed jigsaw puzzle is a fan favorite in the Beer Can Museum. We hope you enjoy it, too. It's one of two puzzles that occupy space in the great hall of the museum.

We've grown to over 5000 cans at the museum, but often it's the breweriana like this that starts some interesting conversations among guests!

I hope you are as happy to see Spring as we are here at the Beer Can Museum & Hall of Fame!

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Monday, August 22, 2011

Button top cans

The beer can museum has quite a few of these odd looking button top cans, many of which are from Canada. They didn't last too long in the marketplace, probably due to injured fingers getting stuck in holes that just weren't big enough. Ouch!

Hope your summer is treating you well! Cheers from the Beer Can Museum. Oh, and follow us now on Facebook. You might even like us!

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Sunday, July 31, 2011

Another Museumfest in the History Books

Another year, another Museumfest! This year marked our 11th annual, and we gave five fantastic tours of the Beer Can Museum. The culinary delights are always highlights of the day, and I have to say, Guinness infused 'black & tan' brownies were especially welcome this year. Yum. Beer and brownies! A great combination.

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Thursday, February 24, 2011

Three Pipers Piping

Love these bagpipers doing their thing in the Beer Can Museum! Hope you enjoy the image. If you can't get to Scotland then this might be the next best thing.

Spring is coming!

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Friday, January 21, 2011

Duff Beer, Homer's Fave

It may have never held actual beer, but this can is a pop culture classic. Duff beer is quaffed weekly on The Simpsons, so it's certainly a popular can in the beer can museum; even though this one came with playing cards and not actual suds. Enjoy!

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Monday, January 03, 2011

Big Swell IPA in a swell can!

I'm loving all these new cans coming out of the microbreweries around the U.S. right now. This tropical example from Maui was donated just a few days ago by a returning traveler - and we greatly appreciate it! I'd rather be in Maui right now than recovering from a New England blizzard but at least I can gaze upon this can and dream of hula dancing and swaying palm trees. We hope your new year is a happy one! Cheers from the Beer Can Museum!

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