AmeriCAN Canned Craft Beer Festival Winners Announced

Scottsdale, AZ — Professionally produced by HDE Agency in partnership with SanTan Brewing Company, the 4th Annual AmeriCAN Canned Craft Beer Festival will return to the Scottsdale Civic Center on Saturday, May 17th. But first, here are the official 2014 winners as voted on by a group of over 110 certified beer judges who sampled over 200 beers at Hotel Valley Ho, May 9-10th.

India Pale Ale

Gold: Modus, Ska Brewing

Silver: Happy Camper IPA, Santa Fe Brewing

Bronze: Solis IPA, Mike Hess Brewing

American Pale Ale

Gold: Lumberyard IPA, Lumberyard Brewing

Silver: Knotty Pine, Lumberyard Brewing

Bronze: Hop Knot, Four Peaks Brewing

English Pale Ale

Gold: Lumberyard Red Ale, Lumberyard Brewing

Silver: ESB, Ska Brewing

Bronze: 8th Street Pale Ale, Four Peaks Brewing

Wheat Ale

Gold: Hefeweizen, SanTan Brewing

Silver: El Hefe Speaks, DC Brau Brewing

Bronze: EOS Hefeweizen, Nebraska Brewing

Stout & Porter

Gold: Double Brown Stout, Deep Ellum Brewing

Silver: Penn Quarter Porter, DC Brau Brewing

Bronze: Buffalo Sweat, Tallgrass Brewing

Amber & Brown

Gold: G’Kights, Oskar Blues Brewing

Silver: Kilt Lifter, Four Peaks Brewing

Bronze: OB-1, Snake River Brewing

Gold / Blonde / Pilsner & Light Lager

Gold: Claritas, Mike Hess Brewing

Silver: The Tradition, DC Brau Brewing

Bronze: Trout Slayer, Big Sky Brewing

Fruit Beer

Gold: Summer Solstice, Anderson Valley

Silver: Mr. Pineapple, SanTan Brewing

Bronze: Hell or High Watermelon, 21st Amendment Brewery

Specialty Beer

Gold: Black Thunder, Austin Beerworks

Silver: Monk’s Blood, 21st Amendment Brewery

Bronze: Rye IPA, Black Market Brewing

Prost to all who entered and won, we can’t wait to share your canned craft beers with festival patrons next Saturday. For a complete list of the more than 80 breweries set to pour over 250 canned craft beers at the AmeriCAN Canned Craft Beer Festival, click here:

Presale VIP and general admission tickets are available for purchase online at Presale general admission tickets are $35 each and include admission, a souvenir can and 20 four-ounce pours. VIP tickets are available through presale purchase only for $100. VIP tickets include admission one hour early, a souvenir can, 20 four-ounce pours, catered food, a private VIP zone with private restrooms and exclusive specialty beer sampling.

This is a 21 and over event, no exceptions. Ticket purchasers and all guests must be 21 or over and must present a valid picture ID upon admission.

Presented by Rexam, the AmeriCAN Canned Craft Beer Festival will open its doors at noon to VIP ticket holders and at 1 p.m. for general admission when cans will be cracked and suds will be poured until 6 p.m. Named Best Beer Festival in 2013 by the Phoenix New Times, Arizona’s favorite canned craft beer festival will take place during the nationally recognized American Craft Beer Week.

Located at the Scottsdale Civic Center, 3939 North Drinkwater Blvd, Scottsdale, AZ 85251, AmeriCAN Canned Craft Beer Festival will celebrate the canned craft beer movement with an awards ceremony, live music, food, a VIP tent, beer science garden and beer Olympic games.

A portion of event proceeds will benefit the Scottsdale Cultural Council and the American Foundation for Cardiomyopathy. The Scottsdale Cultural Council serves the Scottsdale residents, visitors, cultural institutions and artists by creating and advancing high quality arts and cultural experiences and opportunities. For more information about the Scottsdale Cultural Council, visit The American Foundation for Cardiomyopathy is dedicated to raising awareness of Cardiomyopathy and supporting those already afflicted with the disease through education, support groups and disease management. For more information, visit

For more event information or to purchase tickets, visit Also, be sure to “like” the event Facebook page at and follow on Twitter @AMERI_CANFEST and on Instagram @AmeriCANcraftbeerfest.

Thank you to our generous 2014 sponsors: SanTan Brewing Company, Rexam, Whole Foods, Crescent Crown Distributing, Hensley, Woodchuck, DRAFT Magazine, Clean Air Cab, Grandstand, Hotel Valley Ho, White Water, Sphinx Date Ranch, World of Beer, Rosenstein Law, AZ Brewery Tours, Poore Brothers, Marty’s Trophies, Yelp, Local Lily, Local First Arizona and One Community.