When’s the last time you drank a canned beer? Chances are, pretty recently: New stats show that 53 percent of the beer consumed in 2011 came in a can, not a bottle or on draught.
Reports Bloomberg, there are two reasons for the resurgence of canned beer: the recession (canned beer is usually cheap), and the rise of smaller breweries. (Bloomberg also notes another funnier reason: hipsters, naturally). After canned beer’s peak in popularity in 1991 (at 60 percent consumption), bottes and draughts became the norm due to the rise of foreign brews.