ameriCAN™ Canned Craft Beer Festival 2017 winners announced

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With more than 250 canned craft beers from over 100 local and national breweries, ameriCAN™ pays tribute to the all mighty beer CAN!

(Phoenix, AZ) — 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 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.

Here are the 2017 ameriCAN™ Canned Craft Beer Festival winning beers!

Category 1: India Pale Ale



Snake River Brewing Co.


Breaking Bud

Knee Deep Brewing Co.


Wolf Among Weeds

Golden Road Brewing Co.

Category 2: American Pale


Melvin Hubert

Melvin Brewing Co.



Two Brothers Brewing Co.


12th of Never

Lagunitas Brewing Co.

Category 3: English Pale Ale



Two Brothers Brewing Co.


Santa Fe Pale Ale

Santa Fe Brewing Co.


Saint Archer Pale Ale

Category 4: Wheat Ale


Expeditions Wheat

Grand Canyon Brewing Co.



Nebraska Brewing Co.


Agave Wheat

Breckenridge Brewery

Category 5: Stout & Porter


Zonker Stout

Snake River Brewing


Milk Stout

Left Hand Brewing Co.


White Russian

Sun Up Brewing Co.

Category 6: Amber & Brown


Moose Drool

Big Sky Brewing Co.


Stronghold Session

Dragoon Brewing Co.


Wee Mac

Sun King Brewing

Category 7: Gold, Blonde, Pilsner & Light Lager


Longfin Lager

Ballast Point Brewing Co.


Brau Pils

DC Brau Brewing Co.



Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.

Category 8: Fruit Beer


Purple Haze

Abita Brewing


Razzleblaster Busey

Sun King Brewery


Strawberry Blonde

THAT Brewery

Category 9: Specialty Beer


Koffee Kolsch

Huss Brewing Co.


Golden Monkey

Victory Brewing Co.


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


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

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