SanTan Brewing claimed a silver award in the 2016 World Beer Cup, a global beer competition that evaluates beers from around the world and recognizes the most outstanding brewers and their beers.
Gold, silver and bronze awards in the competition’s 96 beer-style categories were presented May 6, 2016 during the World Beer Cup award ceremony at the Pennsylvania Convention Center in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
SanTan Brewing Company was awarded a silver award in the fruit wheat beer style category for its Mr. Pineapple Wheat beer. Brewed with Rainforest Alliance Certified Pineapple Juice for a more sustainable, socially conscious and tasty can of craft beer, Mr. Pineapple is a refreshing and fruity traditional Wheat Ale. Fresh pineapple is added during the primary fermentation then crushed and cooled to allow the natural flavors to infuse the traditional wheat beer for a refreshing twist.
Mr. Pineapple is one of our most popular brews and truly a labor of love. We take pride in sourcing quality ingredients, making for a more refreshing and satisfying beer. On behalf of the entire SanTan Family, we are thrilled to have our beer selected for the silver award,” said Anthony Canecchia, founder and brewmaster, SanTan Brewing Company.
Mr. Pineapple Quick Facts
Style: Pineapple Wheat
Malt: 2-Row, White Wheat, Caramel, Munich
OG: 13 Plato
Color: Hazy Straw Gold
Availability: 365 thirst quenching days per year, in cans and on tap throughout Arizona, Southern California, New Mexico and Texas.
To find a pint or can of SanTan’s beers near you, visit SanTan Brewing Company’s Beer Finder online at www.SanTanBeerFinder.
World Beer Cup winners were selected by an international panel of 253 beer judges from 31 countries. Regarded as the “Olympics of Beer Competition,” the World Beer Cup saw an impressive field of 6,596 entries from 1,907 breweries in 55 countries.
Presented by the Brewers Association, the World Beer Cup has been held every other year since 1996, to celebrate the art and science of brewing by recognizing outstanding achievement. For more additional information, visit the World Beer Cup website.
About SanTan Brewing Company
Open since 2007 under the leadership of founder and brewmaster, Anthony Canecchia, SanTan Brewing Company has established a strong reputation as one of Arizona’s favorite craft breweries. In addition to brewing, SanTan features a friendly neighborhood brewpub in Downtown Chandler, which has quickly become one of the top local food and beer destinations in the Phoenix metro area.
All SanTan Brewing Company craft beers are Southwestern Style Ales. SanTan’s brews are fermented to completion and carbonated higher than traditional American beers for a more effervescent, crisp and refreshing hand crafted beer – perfect for quenching your thirst in the hot Arizona sun and throughout the southwestern region of the US.
In 2009, SanTan Brewing began distributing their Southwestern Style Ales throughout the state of Arizona, operating with a mission to pair craft beer with craft food that would inspire great conversation and good times. 2014 marks the beginning of taking this journey throughout the Southwest and California.
SanTan beers have won numerous national and statewide awards including two medals at the US Open Beer Championship: bronze in 2013 and gold in 2011. SanTan Brewing also took home a silver medal at the 2011 Great American Beer Festival and won Best Brewery in Arizona, selected by the Phoenix New Times and the Arizona Republic, in 2013 and 2011.