In its 4th year, CANFEST was the first beer festival in the world to serve only beers from cans and was created to showcase the benefits of canning beer. Long perceived as packing for poor quality brews, cans have recently risen to the packaging choice for many microbreweries around the globe.
Supporters of craft beer in cans and industry respected Mammoth Brewing Company will step in for the first time to present the event. In addition, CANFEST expects to bring back favorites such as Oskar Blues, Caldera Brewing, 21st Amendment, Anderson Valley Brewing Company, and dozens more.
CANFEST is the first event of its kind and serves as both a recognition of the fast-growing popularity of canned craft beer and a celebration of the benefits of the aluminum cylinder. 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.
Tickets for the event will go on sale September 1st through the Silver Legacy box office and Ticketmaster.com. Tickets are $25 in advance, $35 at the door.