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Announcing the ameriCAN Canned Craft Beer Festival 2017 Winners

Announcing the ameriCAN Canned Craft Beer Festival 2017 Winners

Professionally produced by HDE Agency in partnership with SanTan Brewing Company, the award winning, 7th annual ameriCAN™ Canned Craft Beer Festival is expanding to a new location this year at the Margaret T. Hance Park in Phoenix. Celebrating the canned craft beer revolution, ameriCAN™ is set for Saturday, May 13th from noon – 6 p.m.

But first, a group of over 30 certified beer judges gathered this evening at FOUND:RE Hotel in Phoenix to sample and vote for their favorite brews in nine categories including: India Pale Ale, American Pale Ale, English Pale Ale, Wheat Beers, Stouts and Porters, Ambers and Browns, Golds, Blondes, Pilsners and Light Lagers, Fruit, and Specialty Beer. The judges sampled more than 300 beers from 15 different U.S. states.

“This year our judges were blown away by the amazing canned beers we received from the craft beer community. Each year we see the quality getting better and the competition is fierce. This was our most competitive year yet and we had a record number of entries. I’d like to extend congratulations to all of the winners,” said Anthony Canecchia, founder + brewmaster, SanTan Brewing Company.

So, without further ado, here are the 2017 ameriCAN™ Canned Craft Beer Festival winning beers!

Category 1: India Pale Ale

Gold

Pako’s

Snake River Brewing Co.

Silver

Breaking Bud

Knee Deep Brewing Co.

Bronze

Wolf Among Weeds

Golden Road Brewing Co.

Category 2: American Pale

Gold

Melvin Hubert

Melvin Brewing Co.

Silver

Pinball

Two Brothers Brewing Co.

Bronze

12th of Never

Lagunitas Brewing Co.

Category 3: English Pale Ale

Gold

Outlaw

Two Brothers Brewing Co.

Silver

Santa Fe Pale Ale

Santa Fe Brewing Co.

Bronze

Saint Archer Pale Ale

Category 4: Wheat Ale

Gold

Expeditions Wheat

Grand Canyon Brewing Co.

Silver

EOS

Nebraska Brewing Co.

Bronze

Agave Wheat

Breckenridge Brewery

Category 5: Stout & Porter

Gold

Zonker Stout

Snake River Brewing

Silver

Milk Stout

Left Hand Brewing Co.

Bronze

White Russian

Sun Up Brewing Co.

Category 6: Amber & Brown

Gold

Moose Drool

Big Sky Brewing Co.

Silver

Stronghold Session

Dragoon Brewing Co.

Bronze

Wee Mac

Sun King Brewing

Category 7: Gold, Blonde, Pilsner & Light Lager

Gold

Longfin Lager

Ballast Point Brewing Co.

Silver

Brau Pils

DC Brau Brewing Co.

Bronze

Nooner

Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.

Category 8: Fruit Beer

Gold

Purple Haze

Abita Brewing

Silver

Razzleblaster Busey

Sun King Brewery

Bronze

Strawberry Blonde

THAT Brewery

Category 9: Specialty Beer

Gold

Koffee Kolsch

Huss Brewing Co.

Silver

Golden Monkey

Victory Brewing Co.

Bronze

Raspberry Crush

10 Barrel Brewing Co.

Prost to all who entered and won – see you all next Saturday, May 13, 2017 at the festival!

ameriCAN™ Quick Facts

Date:              Saturday, May 13, 2017

Time:               12 p.m. VIP / 1 p.m. GA – ends at 6 p.m.

Location:       Margaret T. Hance Park, 67 W Culver St, Phoenix, AZ 85003

Who:               21+ only, ID required

Website:         www.cannedcraftbeerfest.com

Tickets:           GA: $35 online, $45 day of

VIP: $100 online only, while supplies last

DD: $20 online and day of

Presale general admission tickets include entry at 1 p.m., a souvenir 4 oz. can and 20 beer samples from participating breweries. VIP tickets include entry noon, a souvenir 4 oz. can, 20 beer samples from participating breweries, exclusive access to the VIP beer garden, catered food & treats (unlimited while supplies last), private restrooms, meet and greet with brewers and specialty beers from select breweries. Designated driver tickets include entry at noon, they do not include any beer, only soft drinks.

Live music will be provided by Radiofix, The Hourglass Cats, Urban Renewal Project and 2 Tone Lizard Kings. To accompany the canned craft beer, participating food purveyors include: Two Fat Guys Grilled Cheese, Tom’s BBQ, Simon’s Hot Dogs, El Jefe Tacos, and HopDoddy Burgers. Other highlights include a beer science garden, seminars, beer Olympic games and a rare beer garden.

A portion of event proceeds will benefit the Arizona Society of Homebrewers (ASH).  ASH 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.

Contact Info

Company: HDE Agency
Contact: Jen Pruett
Email: jen@hdeagency.com