Chapter History

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.

MEMBERSHIP INFORMATION

BCCA and/or NABA Members

If you are a member of the BCCA or NABA you will receive a discount after your initial year with the Packer Chapter.

Associate Members

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.

Chapter Dues

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

New membership or renewals contact:

Jerry Strebel BCCA # 913
1014 Marshall Street
Green Bay, WI 54303

Make your Check payable to the Packer Chapter

CONTACTS

Officers

team 1

Rob Smits

PRESIDENT
BCCA # 31877
Rob@RobsBeerCans.com

team 2

Dennis Kleczka

VICE PRESIDENT
BCCA # 6048
EmildKleczka@AOL.com

team 3

Jerry Strebel

SECRETARY
BCCA # 913
jrStrebel@Yahoo.com

team 4

Ken Treml

TREASURER
BCCA # 4934
BarbiKen@netzero.net

team 1

David Akin

DIRECTOR
BCCA # 29497

team 2

Mike Dahms

DIRECTOR
BCCA # 30880

team 3

Dan Gallitz

DIRECTOR
BCCA # 25269

team 4

Pete Vann

DIRECTOR
BCCA # 1134

team 1

Brian Zenefski

DIRECTOR
BCCA # 34375

team 2

Mark Krull

ADVISOR
BCCA # 32851

team 3

Bill Rudahl

ADVISOR
BCCA # 10794

team 4

Dave Schultz

ADVISOR
BCCA # 8920

team 1

Brent Zimmerman

ADVISOR
BCCA # 31614

team 2

George Akin

ADVISOR
BCCA # 28372

team 3

Joe Kreuser

ADVISOR
BCCA # 8332

team 4

Dwight Ash

ADVISOR
BCCA # 9469

BREWERIANA

What is it?

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.

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