SanTan Brewing Releases the Mad Czar

santan the mad czar

Chandler, Arizona — SanTan Brewing Company is excited to launch their third Vault Series installment, the Mad Czar. This brew is a Russian Imperial Stout that boasts a rich and silky, full body taste delivering a malt flavor packed with chocolate, coffee and caramel notes with a dark roast aroma. The Mad Czar has been conditioned for a minimum of eight weeks creating a bold flavor and bringing the ABV up to 9.9%.

The Vault Series is a collection of limited release specialty craft beers inspired by the Valley National Bank’s iconic vault, which still remains at SanTan Brewing Company’s downtown Chandler brewpub. All Vault Series beers have a high ABV of 9% or more and are conditioned for a minimum of six to eight weeks. This is SanTan Brewing Company’s first 16 oz canned series.

The Mad Czar Vault Series is available now on tap at SanTan Brewing Company and in 16 oz cans across Arizona, California and Texas at select bars, restaurants and retail locations – while supplies last.

“The 6-8 week conditioning process is essential for this series due to the high alcohol content. By slowing things down and allowing the yeast to slowly condition the beer we’re able to produce a strong but balanced SouthWestern Style Ale,” said founder and brewmaster, Anthony Canecchia.

After the Mad Czar Russian Imperial Stout, the Vault Series lineup will include: Fat AleBert Hey Hey Heavyweight Brown, Lalapalupalin Ridiculous IPA and KiloHop Ludicrous IPA.

To find a pint or can of SanTan’s Vault Series beers near you, visit SanTan Brewing Company’s Beer Finder online at

About SanTan Brewing Company

Open since 2007 under the leadership of founder and brewmaster, Anthony Canecchia, SanTan Brewing Company has established a strong reputation as one of Arizona’s favorite craft breweries. In addition to brewing, SanTan features a friendly neighborhood brewpub in Downtown Chandler, which has quickly become one of the top local food and beer destinations in the Phoenix metro area.

All SanTan Brewing Company craft beers are Southwestern Style Ales. SanTan’s brews are fermented to completion and carbonated higher than traditional American beers for a more effervescent, crisp and refreshing hand crafted beer – perfect for quenching your thirst in the hot Arizona sun and throughout the southwestern region of the US.

In 2009, SanTan Brewing began distributing their Southwestern Style Ales throughout the state of Arizona, operating with a mission to pair craft beer with craft food that would inspire great conversation and good times. 2014 marks the beginning of taking this journey throughout the Southwest and California.  

SanTan beers have won numerous national and statewide awards including two medals at the US Open Beer Championship: bronze in 2013 and gold in 2011. SanTan Brewing also took home a silver medal at the 2011 Great American Beer Festival and won Best Brewery in Arizona, selected by the Phoenix New Times and the Arizona Republic, in 2013 and 2011.