Woman drinks 50-year-old can of Coors beer to honour her late husband

Apparently, it tasted rather good, considering it's from 1971

Ben Welham posted in Beer
8w ago

Some people may buy a bottle of wine to open in many years to come or even an expensive cigar, but sometimes it doesn't have to be all that fancy. Instead, a simple can of Coors beer could have just as much significance.

Speaking with their local KCAU News, a lady named Diane and her son explained the incredible journey of their 8-ounce can of beer and why it took 50 years to be opened. Diane married her husband Ed on February 14, 1971, but since some of Ed's family couldn't make it, they travelled to his home state of Colorado soon after.

Back then, Coors was still a local brand, and as a way to remember this moment, Ed bought a can and said, 'We'll drink this at our 50th Anniversary'.

Since that moment, the family have moved all around the country, taking the can of beer with them wherever they've gone. However, sadly Ed passed away in 2016 after battling lung cancer. As a way to celebrate what would have been their 50th anniversary this year, Diane decided to crack open the can of beer in Ed's honour.

So, on February 14, 2021, Ben and Diane opened the 50-year-old can of Coors. But how did it taste? Diane said: "I thought it was very tasty. I was surprised. I thought it would be full of crap, and it wasn't, It was really good." And her son Ben said: "It tastes sweet. Any other day it would just be a beer but on that day, it was a very special beer."

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Comments (7)

  • That's rather touching.

      1 month ago
  • Way cool .

      1 month ago
  • Aww.. touched, but 50 year old can 😬

      1 month ago
  • That's actually a heartwarming story.

      1 month ago
  • I approve of this post--mainly because I am wearing my Coors Banquet shirt this morning.

      1 month ago