Monday morning briefing: Shameless self-promotion and the history of canned beer

Good morning. It’s the Freedom New Mexico Monday briefing.

Shameless self-promotion

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Today in history

On this day in 1935, canned beer makes its debut.

In partnership with the American Can Company, the Gottfried Krueger Brewing Company delivered 2,000 cans of Krueger’s Finest Beer and Krueger’s Cream Ale to faithful Krueger drinkers in Richmond, Va.

Ninety-one percent of the drinkers approved of the canned beer, driving Krueger to give the green light to further production.

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Today — Mostly sunny. Highs in the upper 40s to mid 50s. West winds 10 to 15 mph shifting to the north in the afternoon.

Tonight — Partly cloudy. Lows 15 to 25. North winds 10 to 15 mph in the evening.