Wisconsin fishermen find 60-year-old Budweiser six-pack in river


FREMONT, Wis., April 29 (UPI) — A trio of friends fishing in a Wisconsin river made perhaps the most Wisconsin-appropriate catch of all time — a 60-year-old six pack of beer.

Adam Graves and Christian Burzynski said they were fishing during the weekend on the Wolf River in Fremont when their friend Andy dredged up the six pack of Budweiser cans.  more here

21 Comments on Wisconsin fishermen find 60-year-old Budweiser six-pack in river

  1. I mean, I’m old enough to remember when you had to have a “church key” to open them…these say “Tab Top” on them. I’m guessing from the 80’s, maybe 70’s.

  2. Dang, the wiki says they (the rings) were invented in 1960…older than my memory suggests. I recall getting beer in cardboard boxes in the late 60’s, when I came of (almost) age. Pop tops were a new thing then, and completely came off the cans. We used to make chains out of them. I don’t recall exactly when they changed to staying attached to the can, late 70’s sounds about right.

  3. I was born in the early 60’s, and remember carrying in the groceries as a new double digit aged human, and they were in cardboard, maybe Wisconsin got them early?

    I was of driving age in the late 70’s and carried a oil spout in the trunk. Hard to believe we needed those huh?

    Can a millennial even add oil to their own car today? I’ll bet 90% don’t know how to do it.

  4. I’d say they’re about 10 to 15 years old. I once found a Rheingold Beer can in a ceiling while renovating a building in NYC. I gave it to my friend, a collector. He said it was from the mid fifties and was thrilled with the find. It was made of tin and opened with a can opener.

  5. Loco B S. You may be right Bro I was just guessing. . But I don’t remember the plastic holders in the 70’s. Then again, I don’t remember where I left my drink right now, and I’m afraid to ask the wife. I’ll just casually make another one and hope my casualness goes undetected.

  6. If the pull tabs weren’t used until early 1960s, obviously NOT 60 years old since we are only 56 years from 1960.

  7. In the pool scenes in The Graduate 1967, Ben is drinking Olympia beer in the pool. It has the two holes of a “church key” opener so, the pull tabs weren’t universally used even at that point in time.

  8. Anybody else here that had a 7 foot by 4 foot beer pull tab curtain in their drinking fort in the 9th grade? (1970s)

    I’ve found old Coors cans in the woods around my house that were opened with a can opener. The remarkable thing about that is that back when they used that type of can, and up until just a few years ago, is that it was illegal in this state to possess Coors beer. The fine was over a hundred dollars per can. Razorback revenuers.

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