May 6, 2015
It's BACK! AmeriCAN Canned Beer Festival!! (here is the beer list!)
It's the most wonderful time of the year! Well, for me at least. Its almost time for one of my favorite Arizona Beer Festivals. Now in its 5th year, the festival is returning to the Scottsdale Civic Center to celebrate and showcase some of the best craft beer to be found in cans! I'll just add, if you are one of those people that still insists beer just isn't as good in cans, you can stop reading now, and continue to deny yourself some of the best beer in America!
Doors open at 1 (VIP opens at Noon), tickets are $35 presale ($45 day of) that includes your adorable souvenir 4 oz. can, and 20 4 oz. pours!
"Ok Beer Czar, but what beers can I expect to find there?" Only 300+ canned beers, representing not only Arizona breweries, but breweries from all over the country, and some that aren't in regular distribution here in our state. What's that, you want me to be more specific? Ok, well, here is a list of the beers you will find next weekend.....
Abita Brewing, Purple Haze, Strawberry Lager and Jockamo IPA Alameda Brewing, Klickitat Pale Ale, P-Town Pilsner and Yellow Wolf Imperial IPA Alaskan Brewing, Amber and APA Anchor Brewing, California Lager, IPA and Summer Wheat Anderson Valley Brewing, Hop Ottin’ IPA, Summer Solstice, Kimmie, Yink and Holy Gose Austin Beerworks, Black Thunder, Fire Eagle, Peacemaker, Pearl-Snap and Heavy Machinery Half IPA Avery Brewing, White Rascal, Ellie’s Brown Ale and Avery IPA Ballast Point Brewing, Longfin Lager, Pale Ale, Sculpin IPA and Big Eye IPA Barrio Brewing, Barrio Blonde, Barrio Rojo and Barrio Blanco Bell’s Brewery,Two Hearted and Oberon Big Sky Brewing, Moose Drool, Big Sky IPA, Trout Slayer, Scape Goat, Pygmy Owl and Summer Honey Black Market Brewing, Hefeweizen, Deception, Rye IPA and Aftermath Borderlands Brewing, Noche Dulce Boulder Brewing, Hazed Hoppy Session Ale, Mojo IPA, Buffalo Gold and Singletrack Caldera Brewing, Caldera IPA, Pilot Rock Porter, Hopportunity Knocks, Lawnmower Lager, Caldera Pale Ale and Ashland Amber Cigar City Brewing, Jai Alai, Maduro, Invasion, Florida Cracker and Tocobaga College Street Brewhouse & Pub, Big Blue Van and Fraternity Of Hops DC Brau Brewing, The Public Pale, The Corruption India Ale, The Citizen Belgian Style Pale, El Hefe Speaks, Penn Quarter Porter and On the Wings of Armageddon DESTIHL Brewery, Vertex IPA, Hoperation Overload Double IPA, Abbey’s Single and Wild Sour Series Epic Brewing, Escape to Colorado and Lil’ Brainless Raspberries Firestone Walker Brewing, Union Jack IPA, Pivo Pils and Easy Jack IPA Fort George Brewery, 1811 Lager Quick Wit, Sunrise Oatmeal Pale Ale and Cavatica Stout Founders Brewing, All-Day IPA Four Peaks Brewing, 8th Street Pale Ale, Sunbru, Hop Knot, Peach Ale and Kilt Lifter Golden Road Brewing, Golden Road Hefeweizen, Point the Way IPA and Wolf Among Weeds IPA GoodLife Brewing, Descender IPA, Mountain Rescue Dry Hop Pale Ale and Sweet As Pacific Ale Goose Island Beer, 312 Urban Wheat Ale, 312 Urban Pale Ale and Goose IPA Grand Canyon Brewing, White Water Wheat, American Pilsner, Sunset Amber Ale and Black Iron IPA Hops & Grain Brewing, Greenhouse IPA, Pale Dog, PorterCulture and The One They Call Zoe Huss Brewing, Scottsdale Blonde, Magic In the Ivy and That’ll Do IPA Joseph James Brewing, Hop Box and Fox Tail Lumberyard Brewing, Diamond Down Lager, Flagstaff IPA, Lumberyard Red and Knotty Pine Pale Ale Marble Brewery, India Pale Ale and Pilsner Maui Brewing, Bikini Blonde Lager, Coconut Porter and Mana Wheat Mike Hess Brewing, Claritas Kolsch, Grazias Vienna Cream, Jucundus Orange Honey Wheat, Solis Occasus IPA and Habitus Rye IPA Mission Brewing, Cortez Gold, IPA, El Conquistador and Shipwrecked Double IPA Moab Brewery, Johnnys IPA, Red Rye IPA, Rocket Bike Lager and Squeaky Bike Nut Brown Mudshark Brewing, Full Moon, Desert Magic IPA, Wild Water Melon Wheat and Upriver Light Lager Nebraska Brewing, Brunette Nut Brown Ale, EOS Hefeweizen, Cardinal Pale Ale, India Pale Ale and Alestorm Blonde Ale NOLA Brewing, NOLA Brown, 7th Street Wheat, MECHA, Irish Channel Stout and Rebirth Pale Ale Oskar Blues Brewery, Dales Pale Ale, Mama’s Little Yella Pils, Old Chub Scotch Ale, G’Knight Imperial Red IPA, Deviant Dale’s, Pinner and Gubna Imperial IPA Papago Brewing, Orange Blossom Phoenix Ale Brewery, Camelback IPA, Watermelon Ale and Biltmore Blonde Prescott Brewing, Achocolypse, Ponderosa IPA and Liquid Amber Rahr & Sons Brewing, Rahr’s Blonde, Pride of Texas and Bucking Bock Revolution Brewing, Anti-Hero, A Little Crazy, Bottom Up Wit and Eugene and Fist City Rogue Ales, Rogue American Amber Ale Saint Archer Brewing, Blonde Ale, White Ale, Pale Ale and IPA Samuel Adams, Boston Lager, Sam Adams Summer Ale and Rebel IPA Santa Fe Brewing, Happy Camper IPA, Black IPA, Java Stout and Freestyle Pilsner SanTan Brewing, Devil’s Ale, Mr. Pineapple, HopShock IPA, Hefeweizen, SunSpot Gold and Fat AleBert Sierra Nevada Brewing, Pale Ale, Torpedo Extra IPA and Nooner Ska Brewing, Modus Hoperandi, Mexican Logger and True Blonde Sleepy Dog Brewery, Red Rover Irish Amber Ale, Wet Snout Milk Stout and Tail Chaser IPA Snake River Brewing, Monarch Pilsner, Snake River Lager, Snow King Pale Ale, Snake River Pale Ale, Pako’s IPA and Zonker Stout Sun King Brewing, Sunlight Cream Ale, Wee Mac Scottish Ale, Osiris Pale Ale, Fistful of Hops, Indian’s Lager and Afternoon Delight Traveler Beer, Curious Traveler Two Brothers Brewing, Wobble, Ebel’s Weiss, Outlaw, Dog Days and Side Kick Uinta Brewing, Ba Ba Black Lager, Hop Nosh IPA, Wyld Pale and Sum’R Ale Upslope Brewing, Upslope Pale Ale, Upslope IPA, Upslope Brown Ale and Upslope Craft Lager Victory Brewing, Summer Love Worthy Brewing, Worthy IPA, Lights Out Stout, PreFunk Pale Ale and Easy Day Kolsch
If you can't find something you like in this list, well then you are a first rate beer snob, and I can't
ALSO, local restaurants and food vendors will serve up some delicious grub including Brat Haus, Honey Bear’s BBQ, Craft 64, Arizona BBQ Club, Burgers & Fries, and Treatery.
There is live music too! The entertainment lineup includes Two Tone Lizard Kings, Dry River Yacht Club, Catfish Mustache and DJ Slippe.
This is a 21 and older event, no exceptions.
For more information on this event, go to the official event website here.....
If you go, keep en eye out for me, I get there early, so expect to see me there as the gates open, and stop by, and say hello, I'd love to meet you!
Until next time (or next Saturday!)
Bottoms up my friends
The Beer Czar