National Beer Can Appreciation Day celebrates the first time beer was sold in cans in 1935. Buying beer in cans seems so natural it is hard to believe it hasn’t always been done that way. Canning beer was fist attempted in 1919, but that fist attempt did not take off because of Prohibition. Once the Twenty-first Amendment was passed in 1933 manufactures once again began to experiment with the canning process. Beer cans became very popular during WWII when they were sent to soldiers overseas.
A great way to celebrate National Beer Can Appreciation Day is by enjoying some local beers. As a small business, Delysia Chocolatier strongly supports shopping small and local. Craftbeer.com is a great website to find local breweries allowing you to search by state or your specific location. Local craft beers often feature local ingredients allowing you to taste something new from your hometown. They’re also a great thing to experience on trips as a way to learn about local cultures and flavors.
Another great way to celebrate National Beer Can Appreciation Day is with some elevated bar snacks. Beer and peanuts are as American as apple pie, but a special drink deserves a special snack. Delysia’s Nut Truffle Collection is a fun play on this classic duo. These salty sweet, crunchy treats are the perfect accompaniment to a local brew. The Almond Truffles feature dark chocolate helping to bring out the natural sweetness of the nut. The Pecan Truffles are made from local Texas nuts and the classic milk chocolate. Prefer white chocolate? The Pistachio Truffle is for you. This sweet ganache is the perfect balance for salty California pistachios.
If you’re looking for something with a little kick try pairing your favorite beer can with our Pecan Cayenne Bark. This spicy bark has crunchy pecans mixed into dark chocolate creating a delicious combination of flavors just begging to be chased with an ice-cold beer.
What’s your favorite beer and nut combination?