This issue features a pair of unusual 11 ounce beer cans.
The 11 ounce cans were west coast phenomenon.
In fact, all but two of the thirty-four 11 ounce cans listed in the Class Book of US Beer Cans,
are from Washington, Oregon, and California. The two exceptions, the Golden Pilsener
and Uinta Club, were brewed in Ogden, Utah. The typical 11 ounce can is about the same
height as the standard 12 ounce cans but has a slightly smaller diameter. There are
only two exceptions to this style pictured in the Class book are the Heilemans Old
Style from Seattle and the Goebel 22 from Oakland. These two cans are the same
diameter as the typical 12 ounce can but are shorter in height. A regular
12 ounce Goebel is pictured just to compare the sizes. The Goebel 22
pictured is especially unusual. It lists itís brewery being in
Detroit, Michigan. The reverse panel of this can lists the volume
as 11 ounces or 32.5 centiliters. The reverse also shows the famous
Goebel rooster and the Life magazine insignia. This single can breaks the pattern
of the typical 11 ounce west coast can.
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