Canned Craft Beer Contest Winners

One of the newest things sweeping American brewing is canned craft beer, and the second annual AmeriCAN Canned Craft Beer Festival competition was held yesterday in Chandler, Arizona.  While we have our own favorite canned craft beers – including our Top 10 canned craft beers for summer- the competition awarded a top three in nine different categories, which included beers from 40 different craft breweries.  The winners included:

GOLD – Big Swell IPA (Maui Brewing Company)SILVER – Bitter American (21st Amendment Brewery)

BRONZE – Osiris Pale Ale (Sun King Brewing Company)

GOLD – Oasis (Tallgrass Brewing Company)SILVER – Scape Goat Pale Ale (Big Sky Brewing Company)

BRONZE – Special ESB (SKA Brewing Company)

GOLD – Panorama Wheat (Two Beers Brewing Company)SILVER – White Water Wheat (Grand Canyon Brewing Company)

BRONZE – Apollo (Sixpoint Craft Ales)

GOLD – Buffalo Sweat (Tallgrass Brewing Company)SILVER – Zonker Stout (Snake River Brewing Company)

BRONZE – Barney Flats Oatmeal Stout (Anderson Valley Brewing Company)

GOLD – NOLA Brown (NOLA Brewing Company)SILVER – Righteous Ale (Sixpoint Craft Ales)

BRONZE – Wee Mac (Sun King Brewing Company)

GOLD – The Crisp (Sixpoint Craft Ales)SILVER – SunBru (Four Peaks Brewing Company)

BRONZE – Grand Canyon Pilsner (Grand Canyon Brewing Company)

GOLD – CoCoNut PorTer (Maui Brewing Company)SILVER – Hell or High Watermelon (21st Amendment Brewery)

BRONZE – Mana Wheat (Maui Brewing Company)

GOLD – Back in Black (21st Amendment Brewery)SILVER – Siamese Twin (Uncommon Brewers)

BRONZE – Velvet Rooster (Tallgrass Brewing Company)

GOLD – Lumberyard IPA (Lumberyard Brewing Company)SILVER – Deviant Dale’s IPA (Oskar Blues Brewery)

BRONZE – Happy Camper (Santa Fe Brewing Company)


Lumberyard IPA has won this, the most popular category of the festival, two years in a row.

If you’re interested in attending the Ameri”CAN” Canned Craft Beer Festival you can still get tickets here.

Thanks to the folks at for pulling together the images of the winning cans.

Author: Kevin

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