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Saturday, November 12th 2011

CANFEST 2011 Winners Announced!

The results are in! A hearty CANgratulations to all those breweries that participated in the competition side of The Third Annual CANFEST, currently being held in Reno, Nevada. CANFEST was the first canned beer only festival and is put on by Buckbean Brewing Company. It has been attracting more attention and more attendees since it's inception back in 2009. This year there are close to forty participating breweries - not all of which took part in the actual competition side of the event. 

The competition divided the canned entries into six different categories as well as a "Best in Show". Here are all the results from this year's competition. Cheers!


GOLD | PAKO'S IPA | SNAKE RIVER BREWING COMPANY
SILVER | EPIC IPA | MAMMOTH BREWING COMPANY
BRONZE | HOP KNOT IPA | FOUR PEAKS BREWING COMPANY



GOLD | CALDERA PALE ALE | CALDERA BREWING COMPANY
SILVER | EPICENTER AMBER | SANTAN BREWING COMPANY
BRONZE | PALE ALE | SNAKE RIVER BREWING COMPANY



GOLD | WINTER SOLSTICE | ANDERSON VALLEY BREWING CO.

SILVER | PILE 'O DIRT PORTER | CROW PEAK BREWING CO.

BRONZE |  GUINNESS | GUINNESS BREWERY



GOLD | G'KNIGHT | OSKAR BLUES BREWERY
SILVER | SKILAK SCOTTISH ALE | KENAI RIVER BREWING CO.

BRONZE | MOOSE DROOL BROWN ALE | BIG SKY BREWING CO.



GOLD | HEFEWEIZEN | SANTAN BREWING COMPANY
SILVER | SUNBRU | FOUR PEAKS BREWING COMPANY

BRONZE | GOLDEN STATE ALE | UNCOMMON BREWERS



GOLD | COORS LIGHT | COORS BREWING COMPANY
SILVER | MAMA'S LITTLE YELLA PILS | OSKAR BLUES BREWERY

BRONZE | COORS | COORS BREWING COMPANY



PAKO'S IPA
CANFEST 2011's "BEST IN SHOW"
SNAKE RIVER BREWING COMPANY

 

We look forward to next years event and hope to finally be able to attend CANFEST! Cheers!



Posted by Russ


Labels: CANFEST


Thursday, September 8th 2011

CANFEST tickets are now on sale!

Taste an eclectic collection of canned beer at Reno’s CANFEST

Tickets are on sale now for the 3rd annual international canned beer festival

RENO, NV – CANFEST, the world’s first international canned beer festival, is bringing the can back in style, proving to consumers that some of the world’s most unique combinations of hops and malts are now available in a new generation of canned beer.

CANFEST will showcase an alluring variety of canned beers in the Reno Ballroom for the third consecutive year on November 12. Tickets are on sale for the event now.

With each $25 ticket, attendees will receive unlimited tastings from a diverse collection of brewers including Big Sky Brewing Co., Oskar Blues Brewery, Anderson Valley Brewing Co., Tallgrass Brewing Co., Santa Fe Brewing Co., and many more. Many brews sampled at the event are unavailable in the immediate Western region of the U.S.

“CANFEST provides beer enthusiasts opportunities to taste anything from a Montana pale ale, Colorado traditional pilsner, and West Coast unfiltered Porters, all in one place,” said Doug Booth, co-founder of Buckbean Brewing, organizer of the event. “Once people see the variety available in cans, their perception of canned beer will never be the same.”

CANFEST is made possible by event sponsors The Aluminum Association, Mutineer Magazine, Buckbean Brewing Co., Abbi Public Relations, The Silver Legacy Resort & Casino, Wound-Up Studio, and Bourns Productions.

Buckbean Brewing, the largest production microbrewery in Western Nevada, founded CANFEST in 2008 to celebrate the benefits of canning beer. Long regarded as a symbol of inferior beer, the can has come into its own in recent years as beer drinkers realize that cans offer superior protection from sunlight and oxygen infiltration, and the containers are much more portable and environmentally friendly than their glass counterpart. In 2002, the first microbrewery began canning craft beer; today over 130 breweries can at least one of their beers, according to the CraftCans.com database.

Tickets purchased online prior to the event are $25. As an incentive to buy early, if you purchase before October 13 it’s automatically a VIP ticket, no price difference. A VIP ticket to the only international canned beer festival in the world allows guests to enter the festival one hour early, where you can participate in Mutineer magazine’s VIP hour, and sample the wide collection of brews before general ticket holders. To purchase tickets online visit Ticketmaster.com or the Silver Legacy’s onsite box office.

For more information on CANFEST contact Constance Aguilar from Abbi Public Relations at constance@abbipr.com or by calling 775.323.2977. For more information on CANFEST, please visit canfestreno.com.


Utah's Bohemian Brewery's booth last year


Posted by Russ



Friday, July 9th 2010

Win a trip to CANFEST 2010!

The folks at Buckbean Brewing Company are giving away a trip to CANFEST 2010! If you blog about beer and want to attend the only International Canned Beer Festival in the world this is your contest (or CANtest)! Below are all the details from a recent post on their site:

Attention all beer bloggers!

We at Buckbean believe that the online beer community is the most underrated and, at times, unappreciated group of beer enthusiasts and experts out there. Since canning our first beer a little over two years ago, we have one group of people to thank for helping us accomplish a great reputation all over the US- and that’s the group of the dedicated and highly opinionated bloggers and online journalists who gladly accepted our free samples and press release sendouts.

Because of the mutual loyalties we’ve established with the community of thirsty critics, and the endless amounts of coverage and support they’ve given our brewery, we’d like to offer a little something back to them.

But, it doesn’t come without a little work. We like to see you sweat.

Here’s the deal:

In 2009, the owners of Buckbean came to the realization that the perks of canning beer are beyond what the public understands, and that the most effective way to spread the gospel of canned beer would be to conduct a competition and tasting festival. This year, we expect to draw 50+ craft breweries from around the world to compete and participate in the celebration of canned beer. We're working on building it into an event similar to the sold-out festivals and beer gatherings, as well as being looked at as a sort of landmark in the culture of beer.

The event is CANFEST, one that many of you are already familiar with (thanks for all the love last year, by the way!). This year it’s back, and we’ve got plans to make it bigger and better than ever.  Additions are being made left and right to help build the event into a must attend for beer fanatics. And that’s where you come in!

Want to attend as well? Cool, I bet you do.

Starting now and lasting until the 1st week of September, we’re offering those with an established beer blog (meaning you didn’t build a blog simply to participate in this contest) an opportunity to write one blog post, centered on why they deserve to come to CANFEST. We are very partial to creativity and humor. Once your blog post is live, send the link back to my constance@abbipr.com email with an appropriate subject line.

Once we’ve got the compiled list of blog posts, we will post every link to our blog and filter via social networks, and pick a winner based on votes. The winner will be flown to Reno for the weekend and have the opportunity to attend all of CANFEST’s festivities and even be a guest judge during the competition portion. Yes, we will feed you too. 

So now you’ve got the details- on your mark, get set, GO!

Cheers and happy writing!

Constance Aguilar


Posted by Russ


Labels: Contests, CANFEST