In 1976 a group of beer can collectors from the Green Bay, Wisconsin area started a Chapter of the BCCA that became the Packer Chapter. The Packer Chapter is still based from Green Bay, Wisconson and is a local chapter of the BCCA. The BCCA is the Brewery Collectibles Club of America (formerly known as Beer Can Collectors of America). The chapter promotes trading of beer cans and breweriana. We also like to generate an atmosphere to allow conversations and learning about beer cans and breweriana with people who share the same interests. In 2010 the Packer Chapter became a local chapter of NABA. The National Association Breweriana Advertising (NABA) is America’s first National breweriana collectibles organization dedicated to the preservation and study of American brewery advertising. Founded in 1972, NABA is an organization with membership in virtually every state and many foreign countries.
Beer can collecting probably started in 1935 when Krueger Brewing Company first introduced beer in cans. Even before 1935 there was other breweriana to be collected. The Can collecting craze of the '70s introduced many people to the hobby. Today there is a wealth of different breweriana to be collected, although my favorite is still the can.
If you are a member of the BCCA or NABA you will receive a discount after your initial year with the Packer Chapter.
Non-BCCA or non-NABA members are called Associate members. Associate members can enjoy all the benefits of our chapter and attend our Breweriana shows. There are BCCA and NABA events that an Associate member may not have the ability to attend.
New (first year) Packer Chapter member dues are $7.00
Renewal dues are:
$5.00 for BCCA or NABA members
and $7.00 for Associate (non-BCCA) members
Jerry Strebel BCCA # 913
1014 Marshall Street
Green Bay, WI 54303
Make your Check payable to the Packer Chapter
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Breweriana is anything that has to do with the beer making industry and advertising. In other words beer cans, coasters, advertising, signs, bottles, bottle caps, labels...and the list goes on and on. If it has beer on it, had beer in it, or in some way was involved with beer, then it's breweriana and odds are someone in our club collects it.
Brewery Collectibles Club of America - an organization for beer can and brewery advertising collectorsNABA
National Association Breweriana Advertising (NABA) was organized in 1972 to encourage the collection, preservation and study of American brewery advertising on a national levelBadger Bunch
The BCCA's first local chapter was formed in Milwaukee in 1972Rusty Bunch
Beer Can Collecting specializing in information about digging through dumps and abandoned structures
(Site of the Packnic Booyah Fest & Breweriana Show)Stone Cellar Brew Pub
Stone Cellar Brewpub - Appleton, WI (formerly Appleton Brewing Co - Adler Brau)Rowland's Calumet Brewing
Roll Inn Brew Pub ~ Rowland's Calumet Brewery, 25 North Madison Street, Chilton, WI 53014Kona Brewing Company
Kona Brewing Company - Kona, Hawaii