Daily Brew Feb 22, 2023
Here’s why your beloved beer can looks different in Hawaii
If you’ve been lucky enough to sip a cold beer in Hawaii lately, you may have noticed the can looked slightly different. A row of four tiny ridges on the lip of certain cans call back to distribution days past — and producers in the Aloha State still favor the style. This type of 12-ounce can, called the 206 Diameter, is characterized by a taller neck and a series of distinct ridges near the lip. The 206 is produced by a handful of distributors in Hawaii, the only state where the long-lipped containers are still manufactured.