Skip to content Are you new to the beverage industry or just need a quick lesson on can and label sizes? There are standard sizes for 12 oz and 16 oz aluminum cans. The canning industry refers to them in sizes that aren’t quite measured numbers. In American Canning’s line of Brite Cans for example, they offer a few sizes like a 211-12 oz and 211-16 oz.
Of course the 12 / 16 oz refers to the volume and 211 refers to the diameter, but 211 isn’t in measured in millimeters; it actually is more of a reference than a measurement. The first digit is the number of inches and the next two numbers are the number of 1/16 fractions of an inch. So a 211 can has a diameter of 2 11/16 inches or 2.6875 inches.
Using my prior knowledge of geometry formulas that I learned in 7th grade (shout out to Mr. Kolosinski in Burlington WI with his πD story), circumference is equal to pi multiplied by diameter, so the total circumference of a “211” can is 2.6875 x 3.1416 or 8.443 inches.
- In terms of label size, technically you could use labels that have a total width of anything up to 8.443 in, which is just a bit more than 8 7/16 inches.
- Overlap could be a concern and it just looks nicer to have a bit of a margin in there, so we tend to go with a 8.125 or 8 1/8 inch label.
- The label height that you want is easier to measure on the can itself.
For the 12 oz cans, our standard is a height of 3.625 inches (3 5/8 in). For the 16 oz cans, our standard is a height of 5 inches. In fact, the bulk of all of the labels that we produce for craft brewers and beverage customers are using the dimensions of 8.125 x 3.625″ for the 12 oz cans and the dimensions of 8.125 x 5″ for the 16 oz cans.
At the Lauterbach Group, we keep many sizes of dies (the tools that cut after a label is printed) in stock that can be used for bottle and can labels, but if you need a custom shaped or sized die, after customer approval, it only increases your overall turnaround time about a week. Find out more about our labels by contacting us at [email protected] or calling our craft brew label number directly at 262-820-8123,
**Update** Be aware that in this post-COVID day and age where it is getting harder and harder to find your standard aluminum cans, we have found (especially for the 16 oz pint aluminum cans) that they are not all the same! When the circumference is smaller, that means that the can will be taller in order to fit in the same volume, which then could also affect how the label looks on the can.
- Think more margin on the top and bottom of the can and a slightly smaller gap where the label meets.
- Take a look at this mocked up demonstration of a label for our awesome customer Raised Grain,
- The can on the left is 207-16 can vs.
- A standard 211-16 can on the right.
- The 8.125″ x 5″ label on the right is much more fitting.
The can on the right used to be the standard size for a 16 oz can and now well you get what you can find. Cheers!
- 1 How tall is a 330ml can?
- 2 What size is a big beer can?
- 3 How tall is a 250mL can?
- 4 How tall is a drink can?
How long is canned beer?
How Long Does Beer Last In The Fridge – From Fresh to Flat
|Bottled Beer lasts for||6-9 Months||6 months-2 Years|
|Canned Beer lasts for||6-9 Months||6 months-2 Years|
|Homemade Beer lasts for||6-9 Months||6 months-2 Years|
How tall is a 330ml can?
Classic Can 330mL
|Height:||115mm||202 – 52mm|
How long is beer in a bottle?
What is the shelf life of beer? – The shelf life of beer will depend on the container and location of storage. If stored properly in a refrigerated area, bottled beer will last up to six months. If stored in a warm environment, bottled beer can spoil in three months. Other containers, such as crowlers and growlers have shorter shelf lives.
What size is a big beer can?
Conclusion: how many ounces in a can of beer – So how many ounces in a can of beer? The answer is typically 12 ounces, though some craft breweries and micro-breweries offer beers in cans that hold more than 12 ounces. Cans are the ideal choice for casual get-togethers, outdoor events and parties as they come in different sizes and alcohol content, are lightweight, easy to store, and offer faster carbonation times than glass bottles.
How tall is a 500mL can in CM?
Classic Can 500mL
|Height:||168mm||202 – 52mm|
How tall is a 250mL can?
Sleek Can 250mL
|Height:||115mm||200 – 50mm 202 – 52mm|
What is the size of beers?
The Oxford Companion to Beer Definition of bottle sizes The Oxford Companion to Beer definition of Bottle Sizes for beer are standardized in most countries around the world, but this was not always the case. Early beer bottles in the UK frequently came in sizes known as the “reputed pint,” equivalent to one-twelfth of an Imperial gallon, 13 Imperial fluid ounces, 378 ml, or the “reputed quart,” 26 fl oz.
- The reputed pint is close in size to the regular modern US beer bottle size, the standard “longneck” 355 ml (12 US fl oz).
- The reputed pint and reputed quart had been largely replaced in the UK at the beginning of the 20th century by bottles in Imperial pints and quarts, 568 ml and 1136 ml, respectively.
However, stronger ales and barley wines were frequently sold in bottles holding one-third of a pint, 6.66 fl oz, known as a “nip.” In the United States, standard bottle sizes varied between 325 and 385 ml (11 and 13 US fl oz), before settling at 355 ml.
- Other beer bottle sizes included the “split,” 6 US fl oz, for stronger beers.
- Larger bottles are usually 650 ml (22 US fl oz).
- This has become a popular size for American craft-brewed beers, as is the Champagne-style 750-ml bottle, often with a cork and wirecage.
- At the other end of the quality spectrum is the infamous 40-oz bottle, which has itself nearly become a synonym for cheap, nasty “malt liquors,” strong adjunct-driven beers peddled by mass-market brewers.
In Canada the standard bottle size is 341 ml (12 Imperial fl oz). After the mandatory use of metric units in the UK came into force in 1995, many British brewers used 550-ml bottles, although most have now changed to a standard 500-ml bottle. Smaller-size bottles in the UK are generally 275 ml or, more commonly, 330 ml.
- In Europe the EU standardized 330-ml bottle is common, although in the Netherlands a 300-ml bottle is frequently found.
- Larger bottles are generally 750 ml, and these are particularly popular in Belgium.
- In the Northern Territory of Australia the “Darwin stubby” is a 2-l beer bottle, originally four Imperial pints (2.27 l), sold to capitalize on the region’s reputation for beer consumption.
Two-liter bottles, with ceramic swing tops, are also found in Germany. Magnums (1.5 l) and larger sizes are occasionally seen, although these tend to be collector’s items or display bottles, usually filled by hand at the brewery. See also, Martyn Cornell : The Oxford Companion to Beer Definition of bottle sizes
What is the average height of a beer?
But even among bottles of this common capacity, there are a variety of dimensions that vary by bottle style, company and manufacturer. The Industry Standard Bottle (North American Longneck) is: Overall Height: 9.1′ Overall Diameter: 2.4′
How tall is a 375mm can?
Classic Can 375mL
|Height:||129mm||202 – 52mm|
How tall is a drink can?
1. Do tall slim cans have the same amount of liquid as standard cans? What are the dimensions? How do they compare? – A 12oz can holds about 355 milliliters of liquid. Even though your 12 ounce slim can beverage be tall and slim, it holds the same amount of liquid as a standard can.