Our Experience at the Ameri-CAN Canned Craft Beer Festival 2013

Posted on July 8, 2013 by 1 Comment ,   |  
It's like the short bus mated with a beer can and made that midget

If that can got any shorter it would be Ja Rule’s acting career.


Sometimes it’s easier to do more with less.  Or at least, that’s what I always try to convince my wife of…

Compare the limited budget of a film like Serenity versus the limitless budget of something like one of the Star Wars prequels; even with all the money in the world, George Lucas couldn’t effectively tell a story to save his life the way Joss Whedon did on a fraction of the budget.

Yeah, sometimes less is more and “small” becomes “intimate“, the way the Phoenix Brewers Invitational Festival in a small patch of Heritage Square downtown last year managed to do.  But then again, sometimes a massive spectacle can pull it off just right and become an instant classic event.  Ladies and gentlemen, meet Scottsdale’s own Ameri-CAN Canned Craft Beer Festival.


AmeriCAN Canned Craft Beer Festival 2013

Posted on May 16, 2013 by 1 Comment   |  
What's more American than getting plastered?

What’s more American than getting plastered?


After having thoroughly enjoyed the Phoenix Invitational Brewers Festival in December and muddling through the Spring Swing Beer Bash in Mesa this March, we can’t say enough about how excited we are that the Ameri-CAN Canned Craft Beer Festival is only 2 days away.

At noon on Saturday, May 18th, the gates will open at the Scottsdale Civic Center and the droves of craft beer fanatics drooling at the thought of getting their hands on over TWO HUNDRED different craft beers will pour in (see what I did there?  POUR in?  Oh man…) and the festivities will commence.

Click here for the list of Breweries.  Seriously, click it, because holy shit that’s a lot of breweries.

Tickets are $25 presale, $35 at the gates, and they do expect it to sell out.  There’s also a $100 VIP option that includes entrance to theVIP area with catered food, private restrooms and a meet-and-greet with brewers.  If anyone wants to gift us VIP tickets, we’ll gladly take you up on it.  Please gift them to us now.


Yeah, that's...I mean...is she your DD?  (Photo stolen again from TheBrewBros.com ...I swear that was a coincidence)

Yeah, that’s…I mean…is she your DD?
(Photo stolen again from TheBrewBros.com …I swear that was a coincidence)


Games, Food Truck Food Court, live bands…BEER.  How can you NOT want to go to this event?  The only question is going to be how blurry your pictures will be at the end of the event, which ends at 6pm. The party will continue in the cab on the way back to my house, and then in the bathroom of a random Carl’s Jr. because someone will inevitably not be able to make it the whole way home without peeing their pants, and then eventually make it to my house where we will act like we’re going to party all night long and then fall asleep at 9 with a beer in hand after making a bunch of Totino’s Pizza Rolls.

We’ll see you there!

Rehab Burger Therapy

Posted on September 27, 2012 by 2 Comments ,   |  
Rehab Burger Therapy

Through that door lies…glory!

We heard a lot about Rehab Burger Therapy. It didn’t take long after they opened for people to start talking about it. They had a reputation for excellent burgers and people couldn’t shut up about something on the menu called Pig Wings. When we heard that they were also owned by the same people who owned Oregano’s – another place on our list and a very popular local chain – we immediately had our expectation of great service and good food.

We decided to cheat and picked it for our next hot wing outing – instead of waiting for it to come up with the random thing picker we usually use – so we could see what the big deal is.

We met up at Rehab after work. As soon as I got out of my car I could smell the scent of burgers surrounding the place. It permeated the whole parking lot. It smelled incredible. I was excited to get inside and see this place for myself.


Zipps Sports Grills

Posted on June 26, 2012 by 3 Comments ,   |  

Zipps? More like “Whoa I’m drunk and full!” am I right??

Sometimes work just grabs you by the white shirt collar and marches you directly to the teetering edge of modern insanity.  It’s not “hard” and it’s not “tough” but I’m at least 12% certain that we as humans were never intended to sit at 90-degree angles and type bullshit into a computer for 8 hours a day in a repetitive cycle that moves us no closer to any sort of self-satisfaction whatsoever.

I am also certain, and I’m talking like 100% certain, that this is why God invented happy hour at Zipps.