AmeriCAN Canned Craft Beer Festival, May 16, Celebrating the Canned Craft Beer Revolution in Scottsdale, AZ

AmeriCAN Canned Craft Beer Festival, May 16, Celebrating the Canned Craft Beer Revolution in Scottsdale, AZ

Highlights include 300 canned beers, local and national breweries, rare beers, live entertainment, beer Olympic games, and industry exclusive educational seminars

Professionally produced by HDE Agency in partnership with SanTan Brewing Company, the award winning 5th annual AmeriCAN Canned Craft Beer Festival is set to return to the Scottsdale Civic Center on Saturday, May 16th. Presented by Rexam, AmeriCAN will open its doors at noon to VIP ticket holders and at 1 p.m. for general admission. The festival will end at 6 p.m.

Here’s the current list of participating breweries:

Abita Brewing Company

Alameda Brewing Company

Anchor Brewing

Anderson Valley Brewing Company

Austin Beerworks

Avery Brewing Company

Barrio Brewing Company

Bell’s Brewery

Big Sky Brewing

Black Market Brewing

Boulder Brewing

Caldera Brewing Company

Cigar City Brewing

College Street Brewhouse & Pub

Craft Brew Alliance

DC Brau Brewing Company


Epic Brewing Company

Firestone Walker Brewing

Fort George Brewery

Founders Brewing Co

Four Peaks Brewing Company

Golden Road Brewing

GoodLife Brewing Co

Goose Island Beer Company

Grand Canyon Brewing Company

Hops & Grain Brewing

Huss Brewing

Jacob Leinenkugel Brewing Company

Lumberyard Brewing Co

Marble Brewery

Maui Brewing Company

Mike Hess Brewing

Mission Brewing

Moab Brewery

Mudshark Brewing

Nebraska Brewing Company

NOLA Brewing

Northwest Brewing Company

Oskar Blues Brewery

Papago Brewing

Phoenix Ale Brewery

Prescott Brewing Company

Saint Archer Brewing Company

Santa Fe Brewing Company

SanTan Brewing

Schilling Cider

Shock Top Brewing Co

Sierra Nevada Brewing Co

Ska Brewing

Sleepy Dog Brewery

Snake River Brewing

Sun King Brewing Company

The Australian Brewery

Twisted Manzanita Ales

Two Brothers Brewing Company

Uinta Brewing Company

Upslope Brewing Company

Utah Brewers Cooperative

Vermont Hard Cider Co LLC

Victory Brewing Company

Worthy Brewing Co

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 live music, food, a VIP tent, beer science garden and beer Olympic games. New festival elements this year include the Bell’s Brewing Stadium Lounge and the Crafty Bastards Chill Zone.

Presale general admission tickets are available online at www.cannedcraftbeerfest.com for $35 each and include admission, a souvenir can and 20 four-ounce pours. Day of admission is $45. VIP tickets are also 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.

The entertainment lineup includes Two Tone Lizard Kings, Dry River Yacht Club, Catfish Mustache and DJ Slippe. 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.

To sop up all those suds, local restaurants and food vendors will serve up some delicious grub including Brat Haus, Honey Bear’s BBQ, Craft 64, Angel’s Trumpet, Arizona BBQ Club, and Treatery. SanTan Brewing Company will provide catered food in the VIP Zone.

AmeriCAN isn’t just a festival, it’s also a competition! The week before the festival, more than 30 certified craft beer judges will gather to taste and vote for their favorites in nine categories including IPA, American Pale Ale, English Pale Ale, Wheat Beers, Stouts and Porters, Ambers and Browns, Golds, Blondes, Pilsners and Light Lagers, Fruit, and Specialty Beer. Gold, silver and bronze winners will be announced via live stream on May 9th at www.cannedcraftbeerfest.com.

The official sponsors of AmeriCAN include: SanTan Brewing Company, REXAM, Total Wine, Crescent Crown Distribution, World Class Beer, Hensley, Woodchuck, Discount Cab, Grandstand, Hotel Valley Ho, Phoenix New Times, World of Beer, Brass Tap, Yelp, All About Beer, Beer Connoisseur, Rosentstein Law, AZ Brewery Tours, Poore Brothers, Marty’s Trophies, and Bar & Restaurant Insurance.

A portion of event proceeds will benefit the Scottsdale Cultural Council and the Arizona Society of Homebrewers (ASH). The Scottsdale Cultural Council serves 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 Arizona Society of Homebrewes strives to preserve and promote the time-honored tradition of homebrewing and to recognize it as an art form through information, education and dedicated practices. For more information and to become a member, visit ASH online at www.azhomebrewers.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/AmeriCANfestival and follow on Twitter @AMERI_CANFEST and on Instagram @AmeriCANcraftbeerfest.

Contact Info

Contact: Jen Pruett
Email: jen@hdeagency.com