PULL TABS ALUMINUM
In 1958 the first aluminum beer cans were sold and in 1959 the ring pull opener was invented by toolmaker Ermal Fraze. The ring pull proved so easy to use that the last cone topped can was filled in 1960 and this can design was retired for good, the three-piece steel beer can was retired as well in 1984. The first non-detachable tab opener, which most beer cans feature today, was introduced in 1975 by the Falls Brewing Company. This important alteration cost a bit more in production but went a long way in reducing litter.

When the popularity of beer can collecting took off in the seventies so did the influx of special designed cans. Small breweries could increase their market share by issuing different design cans which the collector immediately snaped up. The popularity of special design cans has continued right up today. Many Yuengling cans are made for Fire Departments and towns celebrating a specific event or anniversary.
Unfortunately Porter has never been canonized.
1982 - Yuengling Premium Beer - "Our 153rd Year" - artist rendition of brewery.
1983 - Yuengling Premium Beer - "Our 154th Year" - artist rendition of brewery.
1984 - Yuengling Premium Beer - "Our 155th Year" - artist rendition of brewery.
1985 - Yuengling Premium Beer - "Our 156th Year" - artist rendition of brewery.
1985 - Rathskeller Beer. 
1986 - Yuengling Premium Beer - "Our 157th Year" - photo of brewery. 
1987 - Yuengling Premium Beer - "Our 158th Year" - photo of brewery.
1987 - 200 yr Anniversary Constitution can.
1987 - Yuengling Premium Beer - Round label, "Premium Lager" course line drawing of Eagle in brown color.
1988 - Yuengling Premium Beer - "Our 159th Year" - photo of brewery.
1988 - Yuengling Premium Beer - Round label, "Premium Beer" fine line drawing of Eagle in black color.
1988 - Mahanoy City Quasqui Centennial.



1989 - Yuengling Premium Beer - Brown eagle - "Yuengling" with blue background - blue rings top and bottom of can.
1989 - Yuengling Premium Beer - Yellow eagle - "Yuengling" with red background - yellow rings top and bottom of can.
1989 - Yuengling Premium Light Beer - yellow rings top and bottom of can.
1989 - Yuengling Lager - Amber Beer can.
1989 - Yuengling Premium Beer - Round label, "Premium Beer" fine line drawing of Eagle in brown color.
1989 - Shamokin 125th Year Of Pride
1991 - Yuengling Premium Beer - Brass can
1991 - Yuengling Premium Light Beer - With wheat
1991 - Yuengling Lager - Beige can.
1991 - Shenandoah Quasqui Centennial
1991 - York, PA 250th Anniversary.
1992 - Lancaster, PA 250th Anniversary

1992 - Yuengling Premium Beer - Brass can with blue lettering
1993 - Musikfest 93 Bethlehem, PA.
1994 - Yuengling 165th Anniversary Can.
1994 - Pottsville PA Firefighters Annual Convention.
1995 - Yuengling 166th Anniversary Can.
1995 - James River Steam Brewery, Richmond, VA. 
1997 - Lord Chesterfield Ale Mistake Can (had 164 yrs should have been 168 yrs). 
1997 - Lord Chesterfield Ale Corrected Can (has "brewed and canned by").
1997 - Yuengling Premium Light Beer - Wheat eliminated. 
1997 - Wisconisco Fire Engine Company 75th Anniversary. 
1998 - Yuengling Black & Tan.
1998 - 150th Anniversary of Station 70 Firefighters Pottsville, PA.



1998 - Allentown Patriots 50 yrs of Sports.
1999 - Lord Chesterfield Ale ("brewed and canned by") is eliminated.
1999 - Shartlesville Community Fire Company 75th Anniversary
1999 - Tower City Volunteer Fire Co 100th Anniversary.
2000 - 46th Annual Schuylkill County Firefighters Convention.
2000 - Saint Claire, PA 150th Anniversary.
2001 - Liberty Hose No. 1 Williamstown, PA 100th Anniversary.
2002 - Light Lager - Silver sun burst.
2003 - Light Lager - White sun burst.
2003 - Rockledge Fire Co 100th Anniversary. 
2003 - Telford Volunteer Fire Co Station 75 - 100th Anniversary. 
2003 - Tremont Fire Co 125th Anniversary.


2003 - Perseverance Fire Co 10, Jonestown, PA 200th Anniversary. 
2004 - 175th Anniversary Can.
2004 - Light Lager - Beige sun burst.
2004 - Chalfont Chemical Fire Engine Co #1 - 100th Anniversary.
2004 - Schuylkill County Volunteer Fire Fighters Association Convention 50th Anniversary.
2004 - West Grove Fire Company 100th Anniversary.
2005 - Yuengling Premium Light Beer - Vertical verbiage.
2005 - Glenolden Fire Co. No. 1 - 100th Anniversary. 
2005 - South Park - Library V.F.C. Station 271. 
2006 - Pottsville 200 Years Anniversary.
2007 - Yuengling Premium Beer - Vertical verbiage. 
2007 - 125th Anniversary Anthracite Steam Fire Co. #1, MT. Carmel, PA.

2008 - 100th Anniversary Upper Gwynedd Fire Dept, West Point, PA
2008 - International Fire Chiefs Association Eastern Division - Black map
2008 - International Fire Chiefs Association Eastern Division - Grey map
2010 - Light Lager - New Design.
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