03 July 2010
Signs of Beer 6: Box O Cans
Another find at the swap meet- this box of cans. Lot's of beers represented here. I can't make them all out but there is a few we know: Hamm's, Michelob, Bud Light. Then there is also Steel City Beer with the entire Pittburgh Steelers on the can. A beautiful Bosch can. An unusual label- Andy's 56 Crossroads Beer. And the funny named Tuborg Gold. I think there also is a Molson Canadian can just to the right of the Steel City.
But to sully it all- a Coke can.
Andy's was a private label for a local liquor store in Rochester, Minnesota. It was brewed by August Schell Brewery in New Ulm, MN in the 1970s. I remember vaguely these types of steel cans which required a can opener to drink it. Can openers were for more than opening soup and beans in the past.
Steel City Beer is also of similar make produced for the store that sold it- Steel City Beer.
Bosch is no more but the label is own by Leinenkugel and does not produce the beer any longer. It was brewed in a small brewery on the Upper Peninsula of Michigan. But like many of the small brewers in the U.S. during the late 60s through the 80s, it could not compete with the larger breweries. Bosch ceased its own brewing in 1973. Leinie's carried it on in Chippewa Falls until 1986.