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
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
Gold: Summer Solstice, Anderson Valley
Silver: Mr. Pineapple, SanTan Brewing
Bronze: Hell or High Watermelon, 21st Amendment Brewery
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: http://www.hdeagency.com/blog/
Presale VIP and general admission tickets are available for purchase online at www.cannedcraftbeerfest.com. 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 www.sccarts.org. 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 www.americanffc.org.
For more event information or to purchase tickets, visit www.cannedcraftbeerfest.com. Also, be sure to “like” the event Facebook page at facebook.com/
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.