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Flat tops - Albert Heijn

  • Dutch supermarket Albert Heijn has been selling 6 1/2 pils in a flat top beer can in the early sixties. The first references i have found to date the can were some 1963 newspaper advertisements. The earliest says that beer in a can is new (on the Dutch market). This might be true for 6 1/2 Pils, but Amstel was allready selling beer in cans on the Dutch market in 1957.

  • Here are some dated newspaper adds from the sixties.

  • Dagblad voor Amersfoort 16 mei 1963
  • Dagblad voor Amersfoort 29 mei 1963
  • Dagblad voor Amersfoort 27 juni 1963
  • Dagblad voor Amersfoort 4 juli 1963