Chandler, Arizona — SanTan Brewing Company’s most popular seasonal beer, Mr. Pineapple Wheat Beer is set to hit shelves in February, 2015 – just in time for the big game. Everyone’s favorite guy, Mr. Pineapple is decked out to the nines with a refreshed can design. He’s not only beautiful on the outside but on the inside too! This year, SanTan Brewing Company has teamed up with Chiquita to use Rainforest Alliance Certified Pineapple Juice for a more sustainable, socially conscious and tasty can of craft beer.
“Mr. Pineapple knows how to get the party started. We wanted to give his can a new look, something exciting that’s going to make you smile from the first sip to the last drop,” said Anthony Canecchia, founder and brewmaster at SanTan Brewing Company.
“We’re also very excited to be partnering with Chiquita to improve the quality of our beer by using a premium juice that allows us to support sustainable agriculture and to be more social responsible.”
SanTan Brewing Company’s award winning Mr. Pineapple Wheat Beer, originally created as a signature craft beer for SanTan Brewing Company’s annual Luau celebration, Mr. Pineapple’s popularity among craft beer lovers grew rapidly in his first few years of production. To meet increasing demand, SanTan began canning Mr. Pineapple in 2013 – making him easily portable and ready for summertime cookouts, pool parties, beach days and outdoor adventures.
Winner of the silver medal at the Great American Beer Festival competition, Mr. Pineapple is a refreshing and fruity traditional German Wheat Ale using 2-Row, White Wheat, Caramel and Munich malt. Fresh pineapple is added during the primary fermentation then crushed and cooled to allow the natural flavors to infuse the traditional wheat beer for a refreshing twist.
Mr. Pineapple Quick Facts
- Style: Pineapple Wheat
- Malt: 2-Row, White Wheat, Caramel, Munich
- Hops: Columbus
- Yeast: German Wheat
- OG: 13 Plato
- ABV: 5%
- Color: Hazy Straw Gold
- IBU: 15
Availability: January 26, 2015 at SanTan’s Chandler based brewpub. Mr. Pineapple will be available in cans and on tap throughout Arizona, Southern California, and Texas in February, 2015.
To find a pint or can of SanTan’s beers near you, visit SanTan Brewing Company’s Beer Finder online at www.santanbrewing.com/the-beer/beer-finder.
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.