This will set some of you back then too... my brother inlaw only drinks Miller HL (about 40 years now) and he won't drink it from a bottle because he prefers it from a can... and he can taste the difference. You should have seen his face when I had him try an IPA. I laughed so hard I almost fell out of the chair.
Detection of aluminum residue in fresh and stored canned beer This article is not included in your organization's subscription. However, you may be able to access this article under your organization's agreement with Elsevier.M. M. Velaa, R. B. Tomaa, , W. Reiboldta and A. Pierriba California State University, Long Beach, 1250 Bellflower Blvd, Long Beach, CA 90840, USAb Weck Laboratories, Inc., City of Industry, California, CA 91745, USAReceived 23 May 1997; accepted 29 September 1997. ; Available online 30 October 1998. AbstractThe United States produces about 200 million barrels of beer each year from which a large percentage is packaged into aluminum cans. It is important to identify the possible effects a particular foodstuff may induce on its package especially when it is being purchased and consumed nationwide on a regular basis. Very few studies have been done on aluminum can corrosion by beer. The purpose of this study was to compare aluminum levels in fresh, and stored, canned beer representative of U.S. quality draft. A 2 × 2 × 4 design was employed for two brands of beer, A and B, held at two different temperatures of 23 °C (room temperature) and 5 °C (refrigerated) over a period of 5 months. Room temperature beer was found to contain more aluminum (108μgl−1) than refrigerated beer and brand A at room temperature had significantly more aluminum content (546μgl−1) than brand B (414μgl−1) at the end of the duration of storage period. Aluminum content changes from day 0 to day 150 were significant. From these results, it is shown that aluminum cans are corroded over time by canned beer. However this corrosion may be reduced through refrigeration.