A new book by Dan Backer and Lance Watson taps brewing history to detail the can designs of nearly 500 beer brands. The book, published by Chronicle (Amazon link at right) shows major and minor brands. Like other Chronicle books, it is handsomely produced at is quite authoritative. It is alphabetized and includes brands from around the world.
Co-author Dan Becker is a Midwest-born designer who studied graphic design at the University of Cincinnati. He lives and works in San Francisco, as does co-author Lance Wilson.
About the book: 6 x 8 in; 352 pages; 480 full-color photographs throughout; Paperback; Published in January, 2011; ISBN 9780811875417, ISBN 10 0811875415