Professionally produced by HDE Agency in partnership with SanTan Brewing Co., the 4th Annual AmeriCAN Canned Craft Beer Festival is set to return to the Scottsdale Civic Center on May 17. Presented by Rexam, the AmeriCAN Canned Craft Beer Festival will celebrate the canned craft beer movement with an awards ceremony, live music, food, a VIP tent, beer science garden and beer Olympic games.
Named Best Beer Festival in 2013 by the Phoenix New Times, Arizona’s favorite canned craft beer festival will take place during the nationally recognized American Craft Beer Week.
“We’re excited to bring the canned craft beer revolution back to Scottsdale. This event continues to grow each year, and this year will be even bigger and better than years past. The venue is beautiful. It’s the perfect backdrop for a beer festival,” said Landon Evans, event coordinator.
The AmeriCAN Canned Craft Beer Festival will open its doors at noon to VIP ticket holders and at 1 p.m. for general admission when cans will be cracked and suds will be poured until 6 p.m.
Presale VIP and general admission tickets are available for purchase online at www.cannedcraftbeerfest.com. Presale general admission tickets are $35 each and include admission, a souvenir can and twenty 4-ounce pours. VIP tickets are available through presale purchase only for $100. VIP tickets include admission one hour early, a souvenir can, twenty 4-ounce pours, catered food, a private VIP zone with private restrooms and exclusive specialty beer sampling.
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 at the festival and awarded a medal.
A portion of event proceeds will benefit the Scottsdale Cultural Council, serving Scottsdale residents, visitors, cultural institutions and artists by creating and advancing high-quality arts and cultural experiences and opportunities.