The AmeriCAN Canned Craft Beer Festival

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​Here at Chow Bella, we like our beer in cans. Aesthetics aside, cans are the ultimate in beer technology, providing better protection against oxygen and light (mortal enemies of fresh beer) than bottles while being easier to ship and more acceptable at the beach. Plus, they're better for shotgunning and crushing against your head all manly-like.

Brewers across the country are embracing the can for the good of all beer, so it's about time for a festival, huh? SanTan Brewing and Whole Foods thought so, so they're putting on the first-ever AmeriCAN Canned Craft Beer Festival, in two parts:

  • On Saturday, May 15, authorized tasters from the Beer Judge Certification Program will grade beers sent in by participating breweries, awarding medals in categories from IPA to fruit beer.
  • A week later, AJ Chandler Park in Downtown Chandler will house the larger festival celebrating the craft beer movement during American Craft Beer Week. It'll feature live entertainment, food, a beer science garden, beer olympics, more than 40 local and national breweries pouring their brews, and an award ceremony for the beers judged earlier.
  • General admission tickets are $35 now and $45 the day of the event. Find out everything you wanted to know about the festival here.

    See your sweet cans there!


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