A can-do attitude towards DIY: Homeowner finds 48-year-old tin of BEER hidden inside her kitchen wall while renovating
- Carlton Draught can from 1970 found hidden in the wall of a Melbourne unit
- Owner was demolishing a wall with a sledgehammer and discovered it
- Plan to leave a modern can inside the new wall for a future owner to find
- Iconic white can was popular among beer drinkers in the 1960s-80s
A homeowner was looking forward to a well-earned drink after a hard day’s labour – but they didn’t expect to find it in their own wall.
The Melbourne woman was shocked to find this half-century-old can of beer hiding inside the wall while renovating her unit last week.
Covered in decades of dust and grime, the iconic white Carlton Draught tin dates from at least 1970 when the block in Werribee was built.
Covered in decades of dust and grime, the iconic white Carlton Draught tin dates from at least 1970 when the block in Werribee was built
A friend helping the owner build the new kitchen said they found the relic while taking to the wall with a sledgehammer.
‘They pulled down a couple of walls and found it placed behind one. It’s the coolest thing in the world,’ he told Daily Mail Australia.
The friend said the can was likely put there by German bricklayers who around that era would always put on in the footings for good luck.
‘We are a few weeks away from putting the wall back up, but I’ll likely put it back in the wall and add an extra updated can of beer so the next person to renovate in 50 years time can go through the same thing,’ he said.
But they had no plans to try the ancient beverage, which probably wouldn’t go down as well as it did back in the day. ‘I’d likely die,’ he said.
Various versions of the white Carlton cans were ubiquitous from the late 1960s through the 1980s when the brand was at the height of its popularity.
They were given a revival, with updated opener technology, in 2014 as Carlton celebrated its 150th anniversary, along with a series of classic ads.
The white cans were given a revival, with updated opener technology, in 2014 as Carlton celebrated its 150th anniversary, along with a series of classic ads (pictured)