CHANDLER, Ariz., Nov. 1, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- SanTan Brewing Company, one of Arizona's fastest growing breweries and a leader of the Arizona canned craft beer revolution, is launching an exciting new CanVenture: Arizona's first ever seasonal canned beer series.
Until now, SanTan Brewing's lineup of seasonal brews has been available only on tap at participating restaurants, pubs and breweries throughout Arizona. With the help of Rexam, a leading global beverage can maker, SanTan is now in full production and ready to launch their seasonal canned beer series.
The first seasonal brew to see the inside of a mini keg will be SanTan's newest seasonal, Rail Slide Imperial Spiced Ale. Rail Slide is brewed with winter flavors that add an edge to this smooth, spiced ale. This seasonal reflects the adventurous efforts that have come to symbolize the American craft beer movement and celebrates the constant innovation that evolves our very pallet. Rail Slide boasts a bold 8.1% ABV, and is now available in Rexam 12 oz. cans and on tap.
SanTan seasonal brews are created to reflect the brewery's mission of pairing craft beer with craft food. That is why they once again collaborated with local restaurateur Joe Johnson of Liberty Market to create a blend of winter spices for the Rail Slide Ale that will complement the comfort foods of winter while offering a new overall culinary experience.
"Our seasonal brews are in high demand so we've decided it's high time we made them as available as our core brews," said Anthony Canecchia, owner and head brewmaster of SanTan Brewing Company. "Now, by teaming with Rexam, our fans will be able to take their favorite SanTan seasonal along on their next CanVenture."
But why can at all? SanTan Brewing Company has been preaching the benefits of canning since they launched into distribution two years ago, and currently offers their four core brews – Devil's Ale, HefeWeizen Wheat, Epicenter Amber Ale and Hop Shock I.P.A. – in Rexam cans.
As made evident by the 2nd annual and wildly successful Ameri-CAN Canned Craft Beer Festival, the can is here to stay for many reasons including its portability and the fact that it is the best environmental and sustainability choice with a recycle rate at more than double any other beverage package. Cans also preserve the taste, quality and craftsmanship that goes into creating handcrafted beer.
"We are pleased to continue our partnership with SanTan Brewing Company to help them bring their unique beers to market in the ideal package," said Rich Grimley, president and CEO, Rexam Beverage Can North America. "Our aluminum can is a great packaging solution for the growing craft beer market, enabling brands to stand out on retail shelves while delivering superior recycling benefits, as well as distribution and retail display economics."
Now craft beer fans will get to enjoy their favorite SanTan Brewing Company seasonal brews in cans too.
About SanTan Brewing Company
Open since 2007, SanTan Brewing Company has made a name for itself as Arizona's favorite craft beer destination, operating with a commitment to advance the culture of craft beer. SanTan Brewing Company accomplishes this goal through beer production using the highest quality ingredients and methods. In addition to great beer, SanTan has gained a loyal following of craft beer enthusiasts in Arizona by pairing their award winning craft beer with craft food.
Visit SanTan Brewing Company at 8 S. San Marcos Place, Chandler, AZ. They're open Sunday-Thursday, 11 a.m.-midnight and Friday-Saturday, 11 a.m. – 2 a.m. Also, check out SanTan Brewing Company online at www.santanbrewing.com and become a fan on Facebook at www.facebook.com/SanTanBrewingCo or follow them www.twitter.com/SanTanBrewing for more information on upcoming specials and promotions.
Rexam is a leading global consumer packaging company. We are one of the leading global beverage can makers and a major global player in rigid plastic packaging. We are business partners to some of the world's most famous and successful consumer brands.
Our vision is to be the best global consumer packaging company. Rexam's sales from ongoing operations in 2011 were in the region of £4.7 billion. We have more than 80 plants in 25 countries and employ close to 19,000 people. Rexam is a member of the FTSE 100 and its ordinary shares are listed with the UK Listing Authority and trade on the London Stock Exchange under the symbol REX. For further information, visit www.rexam.com
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