Miller Beer will be introducing self-cooling cans soon. I doubt we’ll see them in Vancouver any time soon.
The cans will be capable of dropping in temperature by 16 degrees celcius (30 Farenheit) within three minutes of activation, making it perfect for Vancouver’s mid-20s summer days.
The cans will be the normal 16oz size but are said to contain only 10.5oz of beer, to make room for the cooling apparatus.
Quick math tells me we’ll be getting about 33% less beer but we won’t have to lug a cooler around. Sounds like a pretty fair trade-off, particularly for beach volleyball, slow-pitch, or parties in the woods.
I haven’t seen anything about the can’s ability to be recycled, but one would hope that was a major consideration in development.