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How do they get beer into cans?

Dear Cecil:

I see how they bottle beer, but how do they get beer into cans?

Peter C., Madison, Wisconsin

Cecil replies:

Cecil replies:

Peter, you must be the only person in Wisconsin who’s never taken a brewery tour. First they put the beer in, then they put the top of the can on.

Cecil Adams

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