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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.
Find the full lineup of participating breweries, pouring more than 250 canned craft beers, here.
ameriCAN™ isn’t just a festival, it’s also a competition! The week before the festival, more than 40 certified craft beer judges gathered 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 were announced via live stream on May 6th at www.cannedcraftbeerfest.com. Find the complete list of winners here.
Presale general admission tickets ($35 online, $45 day of) include entry at 1 p.m., a souvenir 4 oz. can and 20 beer samples from participating breweries. VIP tickets ($100 online only, while supplies last) 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 ($20 online and day of) 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.
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
Photos courtesy of HDE Agency.