Beer History Made Here!

Saturday, April 4, 2020 | 8:02 AM

It was under the leadership of Camp Meeting Road resident John A. Friday that Duquesne Brewery introduced beer cans to the Pittsburgh market in 1936. “One may even drink direct from the container if he prefers – it is clean and sanitary when uncapped.”

Like his father and brothers, Friday had long been active in Pittsburgh’s brewing industry before becoming president of Duquesne Brewery in 1932. During his tenure, Duquesne became the sixth largest brewery in the nation, known for Duke and Silver Top brand beers. The company’s Keg-o-Beer cans were the first to appear in Pittsburgh. In Bell Acres history, the Friday name was given to the one-room township school that stood adjacent to his property.

Beer is living proof that God loves us and wants us to be happy.”   Benjamin Franklin

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