American Canned Craft Beer Festival: What you need to know before you go

PHOENIX - Beer lovers, you're going to want to pay attention to this story.

This weekend the ameriCAN Canned Craft Beer [SIC] Festival returns to the Valley with more than 250 brews. You'll be able to sip and sample brews from more than 40 breweries. Some are local to Arizona, while others are national.

Scroll down to learn everything you need to know before you head to the festival. Before we go further, just a quick reminder that the festival is strictly 21+. 

WHEN IS IT?

Saturday May 13 from 1 p.m. - 6 p.m. VIP ticket holders can get in early at noon.

HOW MUCH IS IT?

General admission is $35 when bought online or $45 the day of the event. VIP passes are $100 and only available online. Designated Driver passes are $20.

General admission and VIP pass holders will receive a souvenir 4-ounce can and 20 beer samples. VIP tickets get access to a special beer garden and catered food. Designated Driver passes get complimentary soft drinks and water.

WHERE IS IT?

The festival has moved to a new location this year. It will take place at Margaret T. Hance Park, 67 W. Culver Street in Phoenix.

PARKING

There are paid lots, parking meters and parking structures throughout the Phoenix metro. The light rail also has a stop within walking distance of Margaret T. Hance Park. Other options include taxi, Uber and Lyft.

THE BEER

Perhaps the most important section of this story, the festival will feature more than 250 canned brews from more than 40 breweries local, national and international, according to the release.

Breweries list:
 
10 Barrel Brewing
Abita Brewing
Alameda Brewing Co.
Alaskan Brewing Co
Anchor Brewing
Anderson Valley Brewing Company
Arrogant Brewing
Avery Brewing Co.
Ballast Point Brewing Company
Barrio Brewing
Base Camp Brewing Company
Belching Beaver Brewery
Bell's Brewery Inc
Big Sky Brewing
Black Market Brewing Co.
Black Tooth Brewing Co
Borderlands
Boulder Beer
Boulevard Brewing Company
Breckenridge Brewing
Brooklyn Brewery
College Street Brewhouse
Coronado Brewing Company
Crazy Mountain Brewing
DC Brau Brewing Company
Delirium Tremens
DESTIHL Brewery
Dogfish Head
Dragoon Brewing Co.
Dudes Brewing
Elevation
Firestone Walker Brewing Company
Fort Collins Brewing
Founders Brewing
Four Peaks Brewing Company
Full Sail Brewing
Golden Road Brewing
Goose Island
Grand Canyon Brewing Company
Great Divide Brewing
Green Flash Brewing Company
Honor Brewing Company
Hop Valley Brewing Company
Huss Brewing Co
Ironfire Brewing Company
Jacob Leinenkugel Brewing Company
Knee Deep
Lagunitas Brewing Company
Left Coast Brewing
Left Hand Brewing Company
Lumberyard Brewing Co.
Marble Brewing
Maui Brewing Co
Melvin Brewing
Mike Hess Brewing
Modern Times Beer
Mother Road Brewing Company
Nebraska Brewing Company
New Belgium Brewing
Northwest Brewing
NOVO BRAZIL Brewing Co.
Odell Brewing Company
Orlison Brewing Co.
Oskar Blues Brewery
Phoenix Ale Brewery
Prescott Brewing Company
Rekorderlig Ciders
Renegade Brewing Company
Rogue Brewery
Saint Archer Brewing Company
Santa Fe Brewing Co.
SanTan Brewing Company
Schilling Cider
Shipyard
Sierra Nevada Brewing Co
Ska Brewing
Sleepy Dog Brewery
Smuttynose
Snake River Brewing Co.
Stone Brewing
Sun King Brewery
Sun Up Brewing Company
THAT BREWERY
Tieton Cider Works
Two Brothers Brewing
Uinta Brewing Co
Uncle Bear's Brewery
Utah Brewers Cooperative
Victory Brewing Company
 
FOOD AND ENTERTAINMENT
 
Besides the beer, there will be live music, seminars and beer Olympic games throughout the event. Two Fat Guys Grilled Cheese, Tom's BBQ, Simon's Hot Dogs, El Jefe Tacos and HopDoddy Burgers will be there serving food.

IF YOU GO:
ameriCAN Canned Craft Beer Fest (May 13)
Margaret T. Hance Park, 67 W. Culver Street, Phoenix AZ 85003
Time: 1 p.m. - 6 p.m. (VIP allow entry at noon)
Admission: general admission - $35-$45, VIP - $100
www.cannedcraftbeerfest.com

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