Some people like beer in a can….others insist on a bottle, some like it on tap. No matter how you drink it or what brand you like, beer is a $20-billion industry in the United States alone. But beer in cans was probably the biggest factor in the closing of a lot of local breweries.
Buffalo at one time had dozens of breweries all over the city. But when they figured out how to put it in a can and maintain freshness – it made it easier for the big companies to transport it all over the country. They were easier to stack than bottles, they held up better than glass and they were easier to chill.