When did the UK start printing alcohol percentages on their beer cans?
I'm gonna assume early 80's but I want more specific so I can date an old beer can I found. I remember before this they would have the "gravity" displayed on the can.
- Lord DaytonLv 78 months agoFavourite answer
would appear to probably be 1st Jan 1980, when the old 'proof' measurement for spirits was replaced by ABV
I started drinking canned beer in 1983 and it only had % on it. Real Ale pubs, and some ordinary pubs in fact, still listed Original Gravity (O.G) - for example '1080' which had drastic effects on us.
- Bubba GubbinsLv 78 months ago
Why are you reading the fine print? Just drink the beer and get happy.