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Hi. Over this summer I did quite a bit of hiking and camping up in Sierra
National Forest. On one of my trips I came across several really old
beer cans that were still in fairly good shape. They were of the old
punch-top design. You know, the ones with the seam down the side.
Anyway, You could still read parts of the printed-on label. They were
all "Golden Gate Beer," and have a photograph of the Golden Gate Bridge
printed on them. Unfortunately you couldn't read anything else on the
can. I am interested in finding out more about where this was originally
brewed, and how old it might be. Can you send me some information, or
point me to somewhere I can get it myself.
From Beer Dave: Golden Gate beer was made by the Maier and then General Brewery out
of Los Angeles, CA and Regal Pale out of San Francisco between 1958 and
1968. There is little value to the can because of the faded or rusted
parts of the label. Put the best one behind your bar and the novice
collector will think you have a rare artifact from California's brewing
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