Anthony Canecchia

  • Blogs

    August 22, 2012

    SanTan Count Hopula

    Beer: Count Hopula Brewery: SanTan Brewing Co. Style: American Strong Ale ABV: 7.1 percent See also: SanTan Mr. Pineapple Beers that come out every year but don't stick around for long -- seasonals, we call them -- are an important piece of any brewery's portfolio. Drinkers will often eagerly ant ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 23, 2012

    SanTan Brewing Co. Mr. Pineapple Wheat

    Beer: Mr. Pineapple Wheat Brewery: SanTan Brewing Co. Style: Fruit wheat beer ABV: 5 percent Last week, I bought a pineapple. It was an impulse buy, driven in part by its alien appearance and by the realization that I rarely eat the fruit. I bet I can make some interesting stuff with that, I thoug ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 12, 2011

    Seven Great Brewpubs in Greater Phoenix

    ​(This post has been updated.) Brewpubs, restaurants that sell beer brewed on the premises, combine tasty eats washed down with unique fermented concoctions for an experience folks can't get anywhere else. Where to go for bites and a venue-made brew in greater Phoenix? (Distributing brews to ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 16, 2011

    AmeriCAN Canned Craft Beer Festival Winners Announced: CANgratulations are in order! ​The AmeriCAN Canned Craft Beer Festival comes in two parts. The festival portion -- wherein we all get to taste the canned goodness -- will go down this Saturday. The judging portion, for which certified tasters from around the Valley were gathered to revie ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 5, 2010

    Simply Unique Gelato: Closed for Business

    ​Even if you've visited downtown Chandler a few times, you're probably not familiar with Simply Unique Gelato & Italian Ice. Since opening in November 2008, the husband-and-wife shop struggled in its low-visibility location behind SanTan Brewing Company. That's "struggled," as in past tense, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 6, 2010

    Hot Links: Smugglers, Stabbings, and Ale

    ​Chandler police are looking for a suspect in a car theft case, in which the thief stole a pickup truck and took the owner for a ride in the back. The truck owner, 17 year-old Edgar Campos, was taken through a red light at an intersection before being ordered out of the truck near Queen Creek and ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 4, 2010

    Rename SanTan Brewery's Sun Devil Ale

    ​If you've ever wanted to name a beer without the effort and work required to, you know, brew it, this is your chance. SanTan Brewery is holding a contest to rename what used to be called the Sun Devil Ale after receiving a "cease and desist" letter from Arizona State University. They don't se ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 25, 2009

    San Tan Brewery Hosts Tuesday Night Tasting

    ​Craft beers plus homey seasonal cuisine? Sounds like a winning combination. That's what brew master Anthony Canecchia has planned for the Tuesday Night Tasting he's hosting at Chandler's SanTan Brewing on Tuesday, December 1. For $25, guests will get to taste half a dozen microbrews, s ... More >>

  • Dining

    November 29, 2007