Huh. I will say that NYT story was interesting to me for a different reason. When I was a kid, my mom had a few metal buckets with the Budweiser logo on them. I can't recall how much they held, and it's hard to eyeball their size based on a fuzzy memory, but I'd say for sure they weren't bigger than a quart. It's possible they were as small as a pint, but I'm betting quart. Either way, she said they were from when she and my dad would go see concerts in one of the parks in Atlanta. It was always Southern rock bands (I'm remembering Skynyrd in particular), which makes sense given the time and place, and they'd fill the buckets with beer for something like a quarter.
I always thought that was sort of a crazy relic from when my parents were kids, but it sounds like it was even older school than that. Funny to see some history on it after all these years.