SanTan Brewing Launches 16oz Canned Craft Beer Vault Series
Chandler, AZ – Named after the Valley National Bank’s iconic vault, which still remains, safety deposit boxes and all, at SanTan Brewing Company’s downtown Chandler brewpub, a series of aged craft beers in 16 oz cans will be available this fall. Founder and brewmaster, Anthony Canecchia plans to brew this series in small batches with limited release and higher ABVs.
“Now that the majority of our brewing has moved to the production facility, we have the capacity to experiment with and age small batch beers at the downtown Chandler location,” said Canecchia.
Canecchia plans to feature six different craft beers in the Vault Series with each new beer releasing every 6-8 weeks, depending on the aging process. A 100 barrel batch of each Vault Series beer will be available, while supplies last in Arizona, California and Texas at select bars, restaurants and retail locations.
The first beer to be released is Count Hopula, a Blood Red IPA that boasts a 9.1% ABV, 99 IBU’s and an intense Simcoe hop bitterness, balanced with an eternally midnight malt. After a six week aging process, this spooky spectacular beer is ready to turn craft beer drinkers into undead hopheads with one bite. Count Hopula is available now at SanTan Brewing Company.
“The 6-8 week aging process is essential for this series due to the high alcohol content. By slowing things down and allowing the yeast to slowly condition the beer we’re able to produce a strong but balanced southwestern style ale,” Canecchia continued.
After Count Hopula, the Vault Series beers will include variations of existing seasonal and new brews: Winter Warmer, Mad Czar Russian Imperial Stout, Fat AleBert Hey Hey Heavyweight Brown, Lalapalupalin Ridiculous IPA and KiloHop Ludicrous IPA.
To find a pint or can of SanTan’s Vault Series beers near you, visit SanTan Brewing Company’s Beer Finder online at www.santanbrewing.com/the-beer/beer-finder.
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.