Everyone loves a good craft beer - especially one brewed in Arizona! There's so much love, in fact, that two Arizona breweries and Local First Arizona members have announced plans for regional expansion into other Southwestern states so that they, too, can taste the awesomeness of Arizona-brewed beer! We want to send a big congrats to SanTan Brewing Company of Chandler, AZ, as well as Grand Canyon Brewing Company of Williams, AZ, who you will soon be seeing on store shelves in California, New Mexico, Colorado, Texas, and Nevada. "Simply put, we need to produce more beer," says John Peasley, owner of the Grand Canyon Brewing Company, about their new production facility. “Now that we’ve expanded into the Nevada market and have started increasing our retail presence, we need to make more beer on an annual basis to meet demand.” They are currently expanded into the Nevada market.
Just a few weeks after the official grand opening celebration at SanTan Brewing’s new 35,000 sq. ft. production facility, owner and brewer, Anthony Canecchia announced his plans to expand distribution of SanTan’s hand crafted beer into the southwest markets including California, Nevada, New Mexico, Colorado, and Texas. SanTan Brewing Company is the second largest craft brewery in the state of Arizona and the 14th fastest growing craft brewery in the nation according to the Brewers Association data of 2012.
We're so happy for our local brewers! Cheers, and remember to drink local!