No, that’s not a new 4-ounce pony can of beer, it’s a regular 12-ounce can of Molson Canadian engulfed in the hand of wrestler Andre the Giant in a Dec. 1981 photo from Sports Illustrated in an article posted on Atlas Obscura, a website devoted to the lost places and the ephemera of the world and its cultures. It’s one of my favorites websites…
John Foyston is Oregon's longest serving beer writer, and wrote a
weekly beer column for The Oregonian until just recently. His
work has appeared on CNN, and in Beer Connoisseur, Celebrator Beer
News, Oregon Beer Growler, Mix Magazine and other publications and
will occasionally appear on these pages, at least until Angelo and DJ
get tired of him too...He can be followed on Twitter at @beerherejohnny.