Variations of Yuengling cans
A - 1992-1993 - "BREWED & BOTTLED BY" inside oval at bottom.
B - 1994-1996-1997 - "BREWED & CANNED BY" inside oval at bottom.
C - 1994 & 1995 (Anniversary Cans) - "BREWED & CANNED BY" inside oval at bottom, "TM" after "Yuengling", opposite the keg, and after the word "Brewery".
NEW - D - 1995 (James River Can) - "BREWED & CANNED BY" inside oval at bottom, "TM" replaced with 's after "Yuengling" & the keg, "TM" only appears after the word "Brewery".
E - 1999 - "BREWED & CANNED BY" inside oval at bottom, all "TM's" removed. now appears only after "Yuengling" and between the eagle's head and the keg.
F - 2000 thru 2007 - "BREWED & CANNED BY" wording eliminated. now also appears after the word "Brewery".
A - 1991-1993 - "BREWED & BOTTLED BY" inside oval at bottom.
B - 1994 thru 1996 - "BREWED & CANNED BY" inside oval at bottom.
C - 1997-1999 - Label change - wheat eliminated, Eagle's oval smaller, "America's Oldest Brewery" with "TM" added moved to under "Light Beer". now also appears after the word "Yuengling".
D - 2000 thru 2004 - "BREWED & CANNED BY" wording eliminated. now also appears after the word "Brewery".
The Changing Eagle - between 1987 & 1989 Yuengling issued commemorative cans featuring a large eagle inside a red, white & blue circle. This was the eagles first appearence since the 1980 Hershey Canvention can. The first eagle appeared in brown as a kind of rough drawing on the Lager can. The next eagle had much finer lines and the barrel was more defined. This eagle appeared in both a black and a brown version on the Premium Beer cans. These cans never had the "XXX years of brewing" appear on the side of the can, and always had a commeration on the reverse side. But they were a sign of the change to come.
A - Brown eagle (rough drawing) plain looking barrel.
B - Black eagle (finer lines) defined barrel.
C - Brown eagle (finer lines) defined barrel.
Brewery Can - This series of cans was issued between 1979 & 1988. Each can announced "Our XXX Year" for the number of years Yuengling was in business. Besides the 3 different types of can that were used (seamed steel - seamless steel - aluminum) and the 2 different designs (photo & line drawing), there was one more variation that occurred in the 1986 & 1987 cans (157th & 158th year). Each year had two different color towers.
A - 1986 - "Our 157th Year" - blue tower. B - 1986 - "Our 157th Year" - reddish/brown tower.
C - 1987 - "Our 158th Year" - blue tower. D - 1988 - "Our 158th Year" - reddish/brown tower.
The Eagle Has Landed! - in 1989 Yuengling dropped the Brewery Can and came out with the eagle logo design that continues to today. The can appeared in both a yellow and blue version. Both versions had the "160 years of brewing" appear on the side of the can. The blue version shown to the left had it's own variation. A law passed in 1988 requires a health warning label to appear in a conspicuous and prominent place on all alcoholic beverages sold in the United States after Nov. 18, 1989. As this was the can in production at that time you will find some with and some without the warning.
A - 1989 - Front of the blue version can.
B - 1989 - Side of the can with the "Government Warning" (reverse side had the "Years of brewing").
C - 1989 - Side of the can without the "Government Warning" (reverse side had the "Years of brewing").
The Brass Can - followed the above can and continued up to and including 2006 (177th Year). In 2007 the vertical verbiage can made it's debut. Shown here are three label variations and one misprint which is missing the red color.
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A - "BREWED & BOTTLED BY" inside oval at bottom.
B - "BREWED & CANNED BY" inside oval at bottom.
C - Misprint - label missing red color.
D - "BREWED & CANNED BY" wording eliminated. now also appears above the keg.
A - 2002 - Silver sun burst.
B - 2002 thru 2005 - White sun burst.
C - 2004-2006-2007 - Beige sun burst.
Black & Blue - The can on the left is the has the standard black lettering in the label. The can on the right was available in 1992, and it had replaced the black copy with blue. Click on the picture for a closer look. Actually this can is the reverse side of the Lancaster, PA 250th Anniversary can which had no black copy appear on either side.
A - Can with the standard black lettering.
B - Can with the black lettering replaced with blue.
Brewery Can - We have found another variation in the roof of the Boiler House on the 1987 cans (158th year). There were three different color roofs. The variations were: a red roof, a white roof, and a blue roof. It appears that Yuengling was becoming very patriotic.
A - 1987 - "Our 158th Year" - red Boiler House roof.
B - 1987 - "Our 158th Year" - white Boiler House roof.
C - 1987 - "Our 158th Year" - blue Boiler House roof.
A - Bright Gold - Front & Back B - Greenish Gold - Front & Back C - Dull Gold - Front & Back D - Bright Gold - Front Only
Red Cone Top - There are three different gold color variations. There is a bright gold, a greenish gold and a dull gold. The bright gold also comes without the "Cap Sealed" gold band along the seam. All were produced by Continental Can Company (CCC).
White Flat & Zip Top Cans - The white cone top design was continued during the change over to the flat top, and the change to the pull tab which was a zip top. Continental Can produced the first flat top. Then there was a change over to the American Can Company ("Keglined"). The CCC can was a creamish white, where as the ACC can was a bright white. The ACC can also came with a bright gold, and a dull gold. They were all available with a plain top, or with either a Maryland or Pennsylvania Tax Stamp.
A - Continental Can - creamish white.
B - American Can - white with bright gold - "Keglined".
C - American Can - white with dull gold - "Keglined".
The ACC produced the zip top cans, which also came in a dull gold, and a bright gold.
D - ACC - white with dull gold.
E - ACC - white with bright gold.
A - Crimped aluminum with gold band at top of can.
Available without Government Warning (A 2), and with Government Warning (A 3), both had the "160 years of brewing on opposite side panel (A 1).
B - Crimped aluminum without gold band at top of can.
Available only without Government Warning, had the "160 years of brewing on opposite side panel.
C - Tapered aluminum with gold band at top of can.
Available only with Government Warning, had the "160 years of brewing on opposite side panel.