Beer Can Related Facts


Canned beer is better for the environment, because it is lighter to ship, thus more economical and fuel efficient.

In the UK, approximately 72% of aluminium cans are recycled and 67.7% of glass is recycled.

Unlike PET plastic bottles, aluminum cans can be recycled again and again with no loss of quality.

Processing used aluminum requires about 90% less energy and generates 90% fewer carbon emissions than making new aluminum out of bauxite.

Mining bauxite requires heavy mining which destroys habitats, contaminates water supplies and contributes to soil erosion. The process also causes dust to be released, adding to air pollution. After extraction, a lot of energy is required to refine the bauxite, adding to aluminium’s environmental footprint.

Aluminum can pretty much live for-ev-er, if we let it.

Like aluminium, glass is also made from natural resources (silica, sand and limestone) which have to be quarried. Iron, sulfur and carbon is added to make the glass brown. These ingredients are naturally abundant. A significant amount of energy is required to power furnaces to produce glass, but it’s still simpler and less energy-intensive to produce.

Glass bottles can be melted down to make new packaging indefinitely, with no loss of quality.

Making a can from recycled material requires only 8 percent of the energy that it takes to make a can out of brand-new aluminum.

"While cans are recycled at high rates, more than 40 billion cans still end up in landfills in the U.S. each year — that’s $800 million of lost material that could otherwise be recycled back into a new product." 2017

Cans block out all UV light, massively reducing the likelihood of ‘skunked’ beer (where the flavour of the beer changes slightly).

Cans can be packed in more tightly thanks to the size and shape. According to the Aluminium Association, the space efficiency and reduced packaging weight of cans allows 35% lower emissions than glass bottles on a per ounce basis.

The Budweiser Brewing Group has announced plans to phase out single-use plastic pack rings from its entire range of UK beers by the end of 2020. bosses estimating the switch will help eliminate 850 tonnes of plastic each year.

Just a Statistic

Some 457,000 people now work in pubs and bars across the UK, with food staff making up 43.8% of employees in the sector.

British women drink an average of three drinks a day, and rank eighth in the world of highest drinkers.

On average, Romanian men drink more than eight drinks daily.

On average, British men drink more than three drinks daily.

Around 75% of the beer sold in Britain is mainstream lager.

UK sales of low and alcohol-free beers jumped 28% in the year to February 2019, compared with the previously 12 months.

Young people aged 16 to 24 years in Great Britain are less likely to drink than any other age group.

The most significant change between the 2017 and 2019 surveys was in the number of 25 to 34-year-olds drinking beer more regularly than once a week from 26% in 2017 to 16% in 2019.

In 2016, similar patterns of drinking were observed in England, Scotland and Wales; of the English regions, binge drinking was more common in the north.

45% of consumers are happy to pay more for genuine craft beer.

24% of consumers would be more likely to visit a pub or restaurant if it had a good selection of craft beer.


Around the world, one in three people are thought to drink alcohol and it is linked to nearly a tenth of all deaths in those aged 15 to 49.

A large new global study published in the Lancet has confirmed previous research which has shown that there is no safe level of alcohol consumption.

The risk of women being in the higher-risk drinking category reduced steadily from the ages of 50 to 90. By contrast, men’s risk peaked in their mid-60s, before declining.

Income was linked to higher-risk drinking in women, but not men.

Between 2010 and 2011 in Scotland, the rate of alcohol- related discharges from general acute hospitals being 7.6 times greater for patients living in the most deprived areas compared to the least deprived areas.

There is a clear association between alcohol-related mortality and socioeconomic deprivation, with progressively higher rates in more deprived areas, mainly among adults aged between 25 and 44 years.

Men and women whose jobs are classified as “routine” were 3.5 and 5.7 times respectively more likely at risk of dying from an alcohol-related disease than those in higher managerial and professional jobs.

Myths, Truth and The Weird

According to the Liverpool Echo the matter was discussed at the Bootle Licensing Magistrates in 1916, with the newspaper reporting that a Captain Oversby said: “In the opinion of the committee, the great increase in the number of women visiting public-houses during the past year has demanded drastic treatment.”

In 1915, the Manchester Evening News reported that a member of the county magistrates, Mr Theophilus Simpson, had been shocked to count “26 women enter a licensed house in ten minutes, with 16 coming out who he had not seen enter.” He likened this type of behaviour to that of a prostitute “Some people said women have a right to spend their money as they liked; they might as well say that they had a right to sell themselves if they like.”

The difference between lagers and ales is a difference of yeast. Lagers rely on bottom-fermenting yeast that thrive in cold temperatures, and they work slowly and produce clean, sharp beers. Ale yeast works in warmer temperatures from the top of the fermentation tank and produces esters responsible for robust, fruity, and complex flavors.

Color has nothing to do with yeast. it comes from the color of the malt. Dark malt makes dark beers and pale malt makes pale beers.

Budweiser is stronger than Guinness

Half of the population of Britain was actually banned from many drinking establishments, purely on the grounds of gender, and of the other half a large proportion was excluded from certain parts of the building because of social class.

According to the Brewers Association, America now boasts 2,126 breweries, and 97 percent of those qualify as “craft.”

In Britain, Henry II introduced the first tax on beer in 1188.

Beer was never rationed, and Churchill personally mandated that every fighting man at the front must receive eight pints a week.

Chick Beer, a beer that is marketed to ladies using lady things like the color pink, a little black dress logo, and "low carbs." Because nothing says "lady" like a pink bottle of beer and a six-pack that's designed to look like a purse. is now closed!

Scottish drink the most spirits, people from Yorkshire drink the most beer, while Southerners drink the most wine.