Oct 17, 2013

SanTan Brewing Company's Grand Opening Celebration!

I was lucky enough, and truly honored to be invited to the Grand Opening Celebration and Ribbon Cutting on San Tan Brewing Company's new production facility in Chandler. The facility is incredibly spacious (about 35,000 sq ft), with plenty of room for future expansion!
Beer Czar chatting with Anthony
Although talking with San Tan co-founder head brewer and owner Anthony Canecchia there are no immediate plans to do so. They will be brewing a bit below max. capacity, ramping up production every year. This facility is fairly remarkable considering it was just about 6 seemingly short years ago San Tan opened their brewery and pub in historic Downtown Chandler. Since then, Anthony and crew have continued to expand and grow, collecting numerous awards and accolades along the way, including a silver medal at the 2011 Great American Beer Festival, a gold medal at the 2012 US Open Beer Championships and 2011 Best Brewery in Arizona, selected by the Phoenix New Times, as well as Small Business of the Year from Chandler Chamber of Commerce.

The event was a lot of fun. I ran into a lot of friends there, including Jon and Brett from Arizona Wilderness, my old friends from That Brewery in Pine, and of coarse the ubiquitous and lovable James Swann! Even managed to make a few news ones. So, check out a few of my pictures from the evening below....

Nice new sign on the outside of the building!

The crowd....

The 50 bl Brew System


Getting tours...

"Hoptomus Prime"

Chandler Mayor Jay Tibshraeny

Anthony and the Mayor

Anthony thanking his crew, here with Chip

Cutting the ribbon!

Jen (from HDE Agency), James Swann and Mrs. Czar!

For a look at the complete photo album, head to The Beer Czar Facebook page (like us while you are there!)

I want to congratulate Anthony, and everyone at San Tan, for all their recent as well as continued success. It's be a lot of fun watching you guys start up, and grow into one of the biggest, most popular (and in my opinion best) breweries in Arizona, and its easy to see why!

Visit SanTan Brewing Company at 8 S. San Marcos Place, Chandler, AZ.
They are open Sunday-Thursday, 11 a.m.- 1 a.m. and Friday-Saturday, 11 a.m. – 2 a.m.
Check out SanTan Brewing Company online here.....

 Until next time
Bottoms up my friends

The Beer Czar

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