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Updated Jan 10, 2013 - 2:24 pm

Chandler brewery unleashes 'Sex Panther' in stores

Cans of Sex Panther are shown at San Tan Brewing Company in Chandler, Ariz. (Jim Cross/KTAR)

CHANDLER, Ariz. -- Inspired by a scene from the movie "Anchorman," the San Tan Brewing Company has put "Sex Panther" in Valley stores by the six pack.

San Tan Brewmaster Anthony Canecchia said he had the double chocolate porter brewed well before he came up with the name. And then it clicked.

"We were all sitting around and had the recipe and Aaron Sanchez suggested the name because we were watching the movie," he said.

The double chocolate porter had been available only on draft, but now is available in six pack cans at Total Wine, BevMo, Whole Foods and some other locations.

And unlike the clip from the Anchorman movie, Sex Panther Beer does not contain real panther in it.

"But it's still good," Canecchia said.

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Position: Senior News Reporter. Started with KTAR July 4, 1999.

Favorite spots in Arizona: Pinetop-Lakeside, Alpine, Greer.

Have covered some of the biggest stories in Arizona including nine of the top 10 largest wildfires in state history. The Wallow Fire in 2011 became the largest fire in state history. Rodeo-Chediski Fire in June 2002, which is the second largest fire in Arizona. Covered the Yarnell Hill Tragedy in June 2013 that left 19 Granite Mountain Hotshots dead.

Favorite movies: True Grit, both 1969 John Wayne classic and the remake with Jeff Bridges and Lonesome Dove.

Sports Teams: Washington State University Cougars, Texas Longhorns, The University of Montana Grizzlies.


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