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When Krueger Brewing Company released its cream ale in a can in Richmond, Va., on Jan. 24, 1935, its sales soared by 550 percent. That same year, 37 breweries followed suit. Beer became easier to transport, took up less space and got cold more quickly. It just made sense for breweries to put their beer in a can.
The appearance of Abita Strawberry Harvest Lager, commonly called just "Abita Strawberry," is a highpoint of spring for its fans. The beer is only brewed during strawberry harvest season, and hits shelves starting in early spring with sporadic shipments continuing until Abita runs out––usually just a few months.