Arizona-based SanTan Brewing launches SunSpot Golden Ale in Rexam 12-oz. cans
May 28, 2014
– SanTan Brewing Company is adding to its canned beer line-up with the official launch of SunSpot Golden Ale in Rexam 12 oz. cans.
SunSpot Gold, which is described as an American take on a traditional Blonde Ale, is brewed with light amounts of hops and American pale barley. It boasts a deep, rich golden color and delicate hop character. This brew was developed for and inspired by the hot, dry climate of Arizona.
SunSpot Gold was the very first beer ever brewed at SanTan Brewing Company in 2007, and serves as the inspiration for all of San Tan's Southwestern style ales. Putting it in cans comes on the heels of the company's recent expansion into southern California and upcoming launch in Texas.
"I became fascinated by Mesoamerican civilizations like the Aztecs, Mayans and Olmecs while studying archaeology in college and wanted to create a brew that captured the essence of these ancient cultures," said Anthony Canecchia, SanTan founder and brewmaster. "Continuing our partnership with Rexam, we are able to expand our distribution for this unique brew by putting it in cans which provide many benefits for beer."
Aluminum cans deliver durability, portability, complete protection from light and oxygen to preserve beverage freshness and integrity, as well as sustainability. Cans are infinitely recyclable, as they are able to be recycled, converted to cans again and back on retail shelves within 60 days.
Rich Grimley, president and CEO, Rexam BCNA, commented on San Tan's decision to put SunSpot Gold in cans. "Beverage cans are the perfect packaging choice for beer, enabling the brand to attract attention on store shelves with colorful, reflective graphics while also ensuring desired taste profiles with superior barrier protection. Cans help build businesses with excellent filling, distribution and retail display economics as well as the highest recycle rate of any beverage package."
SanTan beers have won numerous national and state-wide 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.
SunSpot Gold is available now at select retailers throughout Arizona and southern California, as well as Texas starting in June. To locate SunSpot Gold near you, visit SanTan Brewing Company's Beer Detective online at www.santanbrewing.com/find-santan-on-tap.
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 further to the Southwest and California.
Check out SanTan Brewing Company online at www.santanbrewing.com and become a fan on Facebook at www.facebook.com/SanTanBrewingCo or follow them at www.twitter.com/SanTanBrewing.
Rexam is a leading global beverage can maker. We are business partners to some of the world's most famous and successful consumer brands. Our vision is to be the best beverage can maker in the world.
We have 55 can making plants in more than 20 countries and employ around 8,000 people. In 2013 our sales were in the region of $6.5 billion. 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. Visit www.rexam.com for further information.