Beer Can Drinkage on the Rise, So is Beer Can Art. Let's Enjoy a Little of Both.

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Strings of beer cans around house in Cowtown.

Bloomberg reported earlier this week that canned beer sales are up, partially thanks to all you hipsters and your PBR habit. The exact quote, which reads a bit like a schoolmarm talking about farting:

"Hipsters, a subculture of urban, young adults whose tastes run toward independent music and films and non-traditional fashion, may have given the trend another push when Pabst Blue Ribbon, the flagship brew of Pabst Brewing Co., became one of their signature drinks."

There are plenty of reasons to drink beer from cans, especially in settings where an errant bottle can result in a painful mess, like when a thick piece of amber glass finds its way to a riverbed, beach or lake. And it's been said that canned beer allows less light in than amber glasses and therefore protects the beer better. (Argue with an Actual Science Guy if you feel the need.)

Bloomberg also attributes the 5 percent can spike (versus bottles) over the past few years to the recession. So, when you plop down your case of Natty Light at the neighborhood block party, just shrug and say, "Hey, we're in a recession."

No matter, cans are just more fun. Beer cans appeal to our sense of fashion, adventure and craft. Like the picture of the house in Fort Worth. Can you imagine how that conversation went down about how they should collect all their beer cans for a month (week?) and string them up around the house?

As we close out the week and slowly inch towards Beer:30 o'clock, lets be inspired with beer art.

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Here are some lovely succulents chilling at The Foundry.

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Paul Villinski
Surely these delicate butterflies made by artist Paul Villinski are made from Highlife cans.
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A 1963 Airstream trailer made from 260 Lone Star tall boys designed by English and Associates Architects in Houston.
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Lone Star
The art of peaceful solitude.
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Pabst Blue Ribbon has a site solely dedicated to art and apparently the beer serves as inspiration to a multitude of mediums.
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The original: John Milkovisch's pad in Houston, which he started beer-canning in 1968, has an estimated 50,000 cans.


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ChrisYu
ChrisYu

well God bless that red headed wide hipped freckle faced Lothario of libation wherever he may be. i truly miss his smiling, high five greeting. btw Spec's mascot is pretty weak. a bunny with glasses.

ts
ts

How are camping gear sales these days?

ChrisYu
ChrisYu

speaking of beer, how's your Uncle Red doing?

Coleman
Coleman

It's more than just canned shitbeer that's being dranked more. There's a lot of really awesome beers like Oskar Blues' entire line-up and New Belgium's Shift that are getting canned these days. As the craft beer industry becomes more successful, breweries are able to afford the machines used in the canning process.

Storm_71
Storm_71

Also drinks a Miller Lite and keeps the can in hopes of someday making "art".

Storm_71
Storm_71

I thought you where my leader until you threw the Obama thing. ******kicks a rock ******** ******smokes a joint******** *****curls up in the fetal position and .....................cries********

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