Here Are the Winners of the AmeriCAN Canned Craft Beer Festival -- and Details About the Event This Saturday

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David Rojo
When it comes to beer events in this town, the AmeriCAN Canned Craft Beer Festival is one of our favorites. And it's not just because we think cans are the best vehicle for delivering ice cold beer to our mouths.

This year's festival, which will be held Saturday, May 17, will bring more than 250 canned beers to Scottsdale Civic Center Plaza. In addition to more than 80 breweries, the event also will offer live entertainment, food trucks, and beer Olympics.

See also: 3 Reasons Why the AmeriCAN Canned Craft Beer Festival Is the Best in Arizona

The festival also includes the AmeriCAN Canned Craft Beer Championship, a competition judged by group of over 110 certified beer judges who sampled over 200 beers at Hotel Valley Ho. This year's contest featured more than 200 beers representing 10 different states. Here are the winners:

India Pale Ale
Gold: Modus, Ska Brewing
Silver: Happy Camper IPA, Santa Fe Brewing
Bronze: Solis IPA, Mike Hess Brewing

American Pale Ale
Gold: Lumberyard IPA, Lumberyard Brewing
Silver: Knotty Pine, Lumberyard Brewing
Bronze: Hop Knot, Four Peaks Brewing

English Pale Ale
Gold: Lumberyard Red Ale, Lumberyard Brewing
Silver: ESB, Ska Brewing
Bronze: 8th Street Pale Ale, Four Peaks Brewing

Wheat Ale
Gold: Hefeweizen, SanTan Brewing
Silver: El Hefe Speaks, DC Brau Brewing
Bronze: EOS Hefeweizen, Nebraska Brewing

Stout & Porter
Gold: Double Brown Stout, Deep Ellum Brewing
Silver: Penn Quarter Porter, DC Brau Brewing
Bronze: Buffalo Sweat, Tallgrass Brewing

Amber & Brown
Gold: G'Kights, Oskar Blues Brewing
Silver: Kilt Lifter, Four Peaks Brewing
Bronze: OB-1, Snake River Brewing

Gold / Blonde / Pilsner & Light Lager
Gold: Claritas, Mike Hess Brewing
Silver: The Tradition, DC Brau Brewing
Bronze: Trout Slayer, Big Sky Brewing

Fruit Beer
Gold: Summer Solstice, Anderson Valley
Silver: Mr. Pineapple, SanTan Brewing
Bronze: Hell or High Watermelon, 21st Amendment Brewery

Specialty Beer
Gold: Black Thunder, Austin Beerworks
Silver: Monk's Blood, 21st Amendment Brewery
Bronze: Rye IPA, Black Market Brewing

In addition to these brews and more, the festival will host six local food trucks: Grilled Cheese Truck, Brat Haus, Carte Blanche Tacos, the Traveling Monk, Arizona BBQ Club, and Honey Bear's BBQ. Live music will be provided by Sugar Thieves, Dry River Yacht Club, Take Cover, and DJ Slippe.

General admission to the AmeriCAN Canned Craft Beer Festival costs $35 in advance or $45 at the gates. Tickets include a souvenir 4-ounce sampling can and and 20 beer samples.

VIP tickets, which cost $100, include early entrance to the event, access to exclusive VIP beer garden, souvenir 4-ounce sampling can and 20 beer samples, catered food, and private bathrooms.

General admission for the 21-and-over event begins at 1 p.m. The event, which is rain or shine, will end at 6 p.m. Tickets can be purchased on the AmeriCAN Canned Craft Beer Festival website.

For a list of participating breweries, click through to the next page.

Location Info


Scottsdale Civic Center Mall

3939 N. Drinkwater Blvd., Scottsdale, AZ

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