Welcome to the
magnificent world of BEERCANS.
For the most people just rubbish, but for collectors real treasures.
My name is Ron Heber. Living in the Netherlands and I collect 9-2/3 fl. oz. or 275 ml beer cans.
Member of the:
Brewery Collectors Club of America (#26624)
One Can One Country Chapter
I start collecting beercans years ago, I never could imagine that this would
have such an impact in my life. It all started years ago when I made a bicycle
tour with some friends. It was in the middle of the summer and ofcourse we had to stop
regularly for some refreshments. I was surprised that
there were so many different beercans. In that time the type of cans were
changing from crimped steel to drawn steel. In no time I had a collection of
hundreds of cans. Not only Dutch brands but also lots of German and Belgium
because I live only a few miles from these borders. After collecting a while I found a
can collector club in the Netherlands : Blik op Blik and a few months later the
largest breweriana club of the world: Brewery Collectibles Club of America. Being a member of a collector club gives you lots of benefits like contact
with other members, trade-shows and advertising space in the newspaper of the
clubs. At this moment I have about 15000
beercans in my collection: all types-all sizes. At some point I had to make a
decision because I was out of space for new shelves. I have a magnificent wife but
she don't want to have the whole house filled with beercans!! So I
only my favourite type of beercan: 275ml or 9-2/3 fl.oz. Later
I found a book with pictures
of these cans; "The Class Guide to Foreign Beer Cans
1 by Jeffrey C.
Cameron" and since that time I try to complete my collection. But, as it is with
the most collections, this is very difficult and probably impossible.
so many different cans. Not only
variations on the cans;
different colours, text,
The most of these cans are from the United Kingdom but the Netherlands, Jamaica, Rhodesia, Sweden, Denmark, Malta, Norway, France, Germany and Ireland also produced these cans. Sometimes you can find cans on flea-markets etcetera. But the easiest way to find new cans is at tradeshows and on the internet. And I have also lots of help from other can collectors.
The day I finished the first edition of this website in October 2009, I started with 1132 cans on the shelves.
At this moment (May 15, 2017) I have listed 1526 275 ml or 9-2/3 oz cans,
you can see pictures of all cans in the COLLECTION section.
Thanks to all the friends who helped me to build this collection!!!
Jan-Feb 2017 update It's been a while since the last update, reason is that I am changing the lay out of the website and restore some damaged and false links etc. If you noticed some other mistakes on this site I will be glad to hear it so that I can repair that too. The first new can this year is a variation of a Tuborg Pilsner Lager T-97b
March 2017 update "Collection" cans A, B and C can be seen in the new layout. Last month I got 19 new cans, 2 of them are listed now. The others will be added as soon as I have time. And more good news; more new cans will be added to my collection very soon. The 2 new cans listed: a variation of C-130b Courage Brown Ale, and a new version of a C-143 Courage Light Ale.
March 2017 second update A bunch of new variation cans; G-16b Gold Label DS, G-20c Gold label AA, H-22c Harp Lager CS, J-12a John Courage CS, S-29b Sainsbury's Light Ale AA, T-43b Toby Light Ale CS, W-32d Watneys Brown Ale CS, W-33b Watneys Brown Ale CS, W-52c Watneys Export Gold CS, W-53b Watneys Export Gold DS, W-82b Watneys Pale Ale CS, W-83c Watneys Pale Ale CS, W-112b2 Whitbread Brewmaster AA, W-126c Whitbread Forest Brown Ale SS, W-129b2 Whitbread Forest Brown Ale CS, W-134b Whitbread Forest Brown Ale AA, W-164b2 and W-164b3 Whitbread Pale Ale DS and one new can W-70new Watneys Pale Ale SS
March 2017 third update 28 more new cans to show you: Variation cans; A-6b & A-6c Abbot Ale, B-56b Ben Truman, C-13b Carling Black Label, C-52b Carlsberg Pilsner Lager, C-72a Carlsberg Special Brew, C-144a Courage Light Ale, D-26c Double Diamond, F-21b Fullers London Pride, H-27b Harp Lager, H-69c Hemeling Lite, I-31d Ind Coope Light Ale, S-56b Shandy Bass. New cans; F-22new Fullers London Pride, L-18c Ind Coope's Long Life Beer, S-102new Stella Artois. And cans from the want list; B-29 Bass & Co's Pale Ale, B-55 Ben Truman Ale, C-104c Charrington's Pilsner Lager, F-15 Fullers London Pride, F-22 Fullers Pale Ale, G-56 Guinness Extra Stout, G-65 Guinness Extra Stout, G-66 Guinness Extra Stout, L-18d Ind Coope's Long Life Beer, M-23 Mackeson Stout, T-10 Tennent's Lager and W-120 Whitbread Forest Brown.
April 2017 update I purchased a lot of cans from my wantlist this month; A-15 Anchor Export Beer, B-37 Bass Pale Ale, B-38b Bass Pale Ale, C-New Carlsberg Danish Pilsner (is it a misprint or a test-can?), C-91c Ceres Top Pilsner, D-27 Double Diamond, H-9 Harp Lager, I-3 Ind Coope Brown Ale, I-16 Ind Coope Brown Peter, I-18 Ind Coope Light Ale, K-9 Kingsmere Shandy, K-10 Köenigsbeer, L-4 Leyland Emulsion, M-25 Mackeson Stout, M-55 Marks & Spencer Export Pale Ale, S-50 Saxon Lager, S-62 Skol International 2000, S-64 Skol International Lager, S-107 Sunshine Lemonade Shandy, T-16 Tennent's Super Lager, T-27 Twaithes Pale Ale, W-141b Whitbread Light Ale, W-155a Whitbread Pale Ale and W-159a Whitbread Pale Ale May 2017 update No new cans this month, hope to find some at the Hamm tradeshow May 6.