With more than 300 rare beers from over 100 local and national breweries, AmeriCAN delivers the ice cold canned suds to Scottsdale
Professionally produced by HDE Agency in partnership with SanTan Brewing Company, the award winning 5th annual AmeriCAN Canned Craft Beer Festival is set to return to the Civic Center Mall on Saturday, May 16. Presented by Rexam PLC, the AmeriCAN Canned Craft Beer Festival will open its doors at noon to VIP ticket holders and at 1 p.m. for general admission. The festival ends at 6 p.m.
“I’m excited to be representing the canned craft beer industry here in Arizona; our event is one of only a few of its kind in the country. Canned craft beer is here to stay and we’re on the front lines leading the way for this revolution,” said Landon Evans, event coordinator.
Located at the Civic Center Mall, 3939 North Drinkwater Blvd, Scottsdale, AZ 85251, AmeriCAN Canned Craft Beer Festival will celebrate the canned craft beer movement with live music, food, a VIP tent, beer science garden and beer Olympic games. New elements this year include a mobile canning station and brewing demonstrations.
Presale general admission tickets are available online at www.cannedcraftbeerfest.com for $35 each and include admission, a souvenir can and 20 four-ounce pours. Day of admission is $45. VIP tickets are also available through presale purchase only for $100. VIP tickets include admission one hour early, a souvenir can, 20 four-ounce pours, catered food, a private VIP zone with private restrooms and exclusive specialty beer sampling.
This is a 21 and over event, no exceptions. Ticket purchasers and all guests must be 21 or over and must present a valid picture ID upon admission.
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 via live stream on May 9 at www.cannedcraftbeerfest.com.
A portion of event proceeds will benefit the Scottsdale Cultural Council and the Arizona Society Of Homebrewers (ASH). The Scottsdale Cultural Council serves Scottsdale residents, visitors, cultural institutions and artists by creating and advancing high quality arts and cultural experiences and opportunities. The Arizona Society Of Homebrewes 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.