A group of 74 of America’s leading craft breweries will take part in the 10th annual Denver Rare Beer Tasting to raise funds for the Pints for Prostates campaign. Preliminary information about the beers they expect to pour is starting to emerge.
The prostate cancer awareness event will be held on Sept. 21 in Colorado during the same weekend as the Great American Beer Festival. The Denver Rare Beer Tasting 10 features the chance to sample rare, exotic and vintage beers from dozens of leading craft breweries and the opportunity to meet the men and women who made them. VIP tickets for the event sold out in just one minute. There are a limited number of general admission tickets still available.
“The Denver Rare Beer Tasting is an annual celebration of beer passion and brewing craftsmanship. We’re humbled by the fact brewers bring some of the most unique beers on the planet to our event to help fight prostate cancer,” said Rick Lyke, founder of Pints for Prostates. “We reach men through the universal language of beer and are proud to help expand what people think when the topic turns to beer.”
Responses from breweries invited to the event are still coming in, but here is a nearly completely provisional list of brews expected to be poured at the Denver Rare Beer Tasting 10:
· Alaskan Brewing, Juneau, Alaska, Barrel-Aged Heritage Coffee Brown
· Alpine Dog Brewing, Denver, Colo., Bear Creek Distillery Single Barrel Bourbon Mocha Vanilla Bean Dyatlov Pass Incident Russian Imperial Stout*
· Amalgam Brewing, Denver, Colo., Premiere Goat & Balaton Reduction*
· AleSmith Brewing, San Diego, Calif., Mexican Speedway Stout
· Atom Brewing, Erie, Colo.* Wheatwine
· August Schell Brewing, New Ulm, Minn., Funk Junction Peach*
· Avery Brewing, Boulder, Colo., Nox Reposado & Islay
· Bell’s Brewery, Comstock, Mich., Batch 9,000 Ale (2010)
· Big Sky Brewing, Missoula, Mont., Oak Aged Biere de Noel
· Black Project Spontaneous & Wild Ales, Denver, Colo., Roswell & Cat Sabbath
· The Brooklyn Brewery, Brooklyn, N.Y., Aglovale
· Cascade Brewing, Portland, Ore., Fruitopian Noyaux
· Casey Blending & Brewing, Glenwood Springs, Colo., Apricot East Bank Preserves
· Cerebral Brewing, Denver, Colo., Barrel-Aged Ancient Ruins - Rocky Road
· Departed Soles Brewing, Jersey City, N.J., Funk Rock Princess & Noble Soles*
· Deschutes Brewery, Bend, Ore., Family Tree Peach Sour
· Dry Dock Brewing, Aurora, Colo., Bligh’s Barleywine & Signature Series Coconut Belgian Dark
· Ecliptic Brewing, Portland, Ore., 2016 Bourbon Barrel-Aged Orange Giant Barleywine
· Fiction Beer, Denver, Colo., Barrel-Aged Malice and Darkness Variant*
· Firestone Walker Brewing, Paso Robles, Calif., XVIII Anniversary Ale (2014)
· Foothills Brewing, Winston-Salem, N.C., Dead and Berried Blackberry Imperial Stout
· Forager Brewing, Rochester, Minn., Nillerzzzzz
· Founders Brewing, Grand Rapids, Mich., CBS
· Freetail Brewing, San Antonio, Texas, Raspberry Ananke & Port-Finished Whiskey Barrel-Aged La Muerta*
· Fremont Brewing, Seattle, Wash., Three Matts 2018 & Coconut Edition B-Bomb 2017
· Full Sail Brewing, Hood River, Ore., 2016 Top Sail Bourbon Barrel-Aged Imperial Porter
· Fullsteam Brewery, Durham, N.C., Saskatoon Seems Nice
· Garden Path Fermentation, Burlington, Wash., TBD*
· Grand Teton Brewing, Victor, Idaho, 2016 Brett Saison
· Great Divide Brewing Co., Denver, Colo., Wood Werks #1 Belgian-Style Sour, Wood Werks #2 Flemish-Style Sour & Wood Werks #3 Brown Rye Ale
· Hardywood Park Craft Brewery, Richmond, Va., Bubby's Blackberry Cobbler
· Intrepid Sojourner Beer Project, Denver, Colo., Rum Barrel-Aged Imperial Turkish Coffee Stout
· Jester King Craft Brewery, Austin, Texas, Atrial Rubicite
· Kane Brewing, Ocean, N.J., Barrel-Aged Sunday Brunch
· Libertine Brewing, San Luis Obispo, Calif., High Rent
· The Lost Abbey, San Marcos, Calif., Veritas Peach
· Melvin Brewing, Alpine, Wyoming, Port Barrel Aged Ruckus
· Moksa Brewing, Rocklin, Calif., Grasp of Darkness & Rad Berry Stout *
· Modern Times Beer, San Diego, Calif., Monsters’ Park Aged in Spanish Brandy Barrels & Quadrajet*
· New Belgium Brewing, Fort Collins, Colo., Apricot Foeder Dubbel
· New Holland Brewing, Holland, Mich., 20th Anniversary Ale (2017)
· New Realm Brewing, Atlanta, Ga., Reserve Tripel Aged in Rye Barrels*
· NoDa Brewing, Charlotte, N.C., Olde “Fashion” Voyager
· Odell Brewing, Fort Collins, Colo., Elephunk
· Our Mutual Friend Brewing, Denver, Colo., 24FPS, Oud Bruin (2015), Fixed Blade (2017) & American Wild (various vintages)*
· Ozark Beer Co., Rogers, Arkansas, Bourbon Double Cream Stout (2017 & 2018)
· Perennial Artisan Ales, St. Louis, Mo., Barrel-Aged Vermilion
· Perry Street Brewing, Spokane, Wash., Jubileum
· The Rare Barrel, Berkeley, Calif., Cherry Home Sour Home, Garage Service & On the Shoulders of Giants*
· Rhinegeist Brewery, Cincinnati, Ohio, Marg Monday Tequila Barrel-Aged Gose
· River North Brewery, Denver, Colo., 2017 Vicennial Series: Barrel Aged God Complex, Barrel Aged Shadowman & Barrel Aged Father Time
· Rogue Ales, Newport, Ore., Pinch Imperial Gose
· Rowley Farmhouse Ales, Santa Fe, N.M., The Smoking Swede
· Saint Arnold Brewing, Houston, Texas, Bishop’s Barrel 15 (2016)
· Samuel Adams Brewery, Boston, Mass., Utopias Aged on Cherries & Kosmic Mother Funk
· SanTan Brewing, Chandler, Ariz., Gose Añejo*
· Saranac Brewery/F.X. Matt Brewing, Utica, N.Y., Blackberry Jam Sour
· Side Project Brewing, Saint Louis, Mo., Derivation Blend #9
· Sierra Nevada Brewing, Chico, Calif., Denver Super Rare Barrel-Aged Narwhal
· Spangalang Brewery, Denver, Colo., Brut Imperial Lager
· Springdale by Jack’s Abby, Framingham, Mass., Geography Bee Cuvee *
· Stone Brewing, Escondido, Calif., Lost Abbey/Stone Sticks N’ Stones
· Stoup Brewing, Seattle, Wash., Funky Cold Bordelleaux*
· Sun King Brewing, Indianapolis, Ind., The Velvet Fog
· Surly Brewing, Minneapolis, Minn., Barrel-Aged Ten & Rosé
· Three Floyds Brewing, Munster, Ind. TBD
· Trophy Brewing, Raleigh, N.C., Heavyweight Champ Variant #3, Juneberry Sour Golden with Strawberries, Blueberries and Blackberries & Golden Sour Blend #2*
· Union Craft Brewing, Baltimore, Md., Third Stone Apricot Sour
· Verboten Brewing and Barrel Project, Loveland, Colo., Bourbon\Cognac Grow Old With You, Tiramisu Little Nonsense & I am Brut - IPA
· WeldWerks Brewing, Greeley, Colo., TBD
· Werk Force Brewing, Plainfield, Ill., Bourbon Barrel Aged Sleepy Bear with Coconut*
· Woods Boss Brewing, Denver, Colo., Reviresco Scotch Ale Aged in Woodford Double Rye Whiskey Barrels*
· Wormtown Brewery, Worcester, Mass., TN Tats -- Mexican Chocolate Edition
· Yazoo Brewing, Nashville, Tenn., Deux Rouges (Cranberry & Cinnamon)
(* Indicates brewery’s first appearance at Denver Rare Beer Tasting.)
In addition to the beer and silent auction donations made by participating breweries, Craft Beer and Brewing is the media sponsor for the Denver Rare Beer Tasting 10 and logistical support is being provided by MicroStar. Additional sponsorship packages are available for companies that wish to take part in this boutique tasting.
More than 95 percent of all tickets for the event have already been sold. The remaining general Admission tickets are $125 and available via AXS.com. Each attendee receives a commemorative tasting glass, t-shirt, program and pen. A special beer centric lunch created by Jensen Cummings of Brewed Food is included in the ticket price and guests will have the chance to bid in an exciting silent auction that includes a variety of unique beer experiences and collectibles. During the event, attendees can also participate in the Brewers Health Initiative, a free men’s health screening. Last year, 165 men took advantage of the free blood test during GABF weekend in Denver.
“Each year the Denver Rare Beer Tasting is one of the most talked about events during the Great American Beer Festival weekend,” said Lyke. “The beer list coming together is one that is impossible to duplicate. The combination of unique beers, talented brewers and devoted beer fans in the room creates a special atmosphere at the event.”
The first nine Denver Rare Beer Tastings sold out several weeks in advance. The event will be held this year on two floors of the McNichols Civic Center Building at 144 W. Colfax Ave.
All Denver Rare Beer Tasting ticket holders will be entered in a drawing for a special beer trip for two. VIP ticket holders will receive three raffle tickets and general admission ticket holders will receive one ticket. Anyone wearing a Pints for Prostates t-shirt or hat to the event will receive another free entry for the drawing. Additional tickets will be available for a donation. The winner will be drawn during the event from tickets collected exclusively at the Denver Rare Beer Tasting. The winner and a guest will receive a beer trip that includes roundtrip airfare from the continental U.S., hotel accommodations, ground transportation, brewery tours, pub crawls, beer lunches and beer dinners.
Pints for Prostates is a 501(c)3 non-profit charity and all net proceeds from Denver Rare Beer Tasting go towards the group’s awareness mission and help to fund the education and support programs of the Us TOO International Prostate Cancer Education and Support Network, and free prostates cancer screening programs provided by the Prostate Conditions Education Council.
About Pints for Prostates
Pints for Prostates reaches men through the universal language of beer to encourage them to take charge of their health. The group was founded by prostate cancer survivor and beer writer Rick Lyke in 2008. The grassroots effort raises awareness among men about the importance of regular men’s health screenings by making appearances at beer festivals, social networking and pro bono advertising. According to the National Cancer Institute, approximately 165,000 new prostate cancer cases will be diagnosed in 2018 in the U.S. More information is available at www.pintsforprostates.org. Pints for Prostates also has a presence on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram (@pints4prostates).
Prostate cancer is one of the leading causes of cancer death in men. When detected early,
the survival rate for men with prostate cancer is high. Free screenings include blood tests to
check glucose, lipids, PSA and testosterone levels.
Free screenings available for uninsured and high-risk men, including:
• Men 40 to 70 years old with a father, brother or son with prostate cancer
• African-American men 40 to 70 years old
• Men with certain high-risk jobs, including veterans, firefighters and farmers
Screening guidelines are based on 2015 recommendations from the American Urological
Association. Men who’ve had a PSA screening in the past two years or a previous prostate
cancer diagnosis are not eligible.
Registration is required for this event.
Please call 980-389-0017 or email Joshua.M.Mcclure@AtriumHealth.org to register
Started in 2010, the Macon Beer Fest has grown into one of Georgia’s premier craft beer events. The event offers over 50 varieties of beer for its regular ticket holders and several additional special beers for its VIP guests. What makes the event unique, is that its purpose is to educate men about the risks of prostate cancer. You can say it’s a health fair disguised as a beer festival – It’s a party for a cause!
The Macon Beer Fest is put on by the Rotary Club of Downtown Macon and Main Street Macon.
Pints for Prostates will be at the 2018 Stapleton Beer Festival on Saturday, July 21st from 4:00pm-8:00pm!
VIP Tasting starts at 4:00pm!
This festival features a variety of craft breweries, local food trucks, live music and more!
The Stapleton Beer Festival will also feature a free concert for the general public; admission to the concert is free and participants will not need tickets to attend the concert. The festival will also feature FREE bike parking on the East Crescent (29th Ave & Syracuse).
VIP Tickets include: Early Admission (4:00pm-5:00pm) with breweries VIP tasting, tastings from over 40 breweries, a glass taster, a commemorative glass, $9 food coupons and an event T-Shirt.
General Admission Tickets include: Admission (at 5:00pm), tastings from over 40 breweries, a plastic taster and $9 food coupons.
If you wish to participate in the brewery tastings, you will need to purchase a ticket. There will be a concession stand selling Coors products for purchase (no ticket necessary) and food trucks that will take the food vouchers and all other forms of payment.
*Must be 21 and up to participate
*NO REFUNDS ALLOWED
The Olde Mecklenburg Brewery’s Father Fest: Live music, family activities & free health screenings + delicious beer
CHARLOTTE- Show Dad how special he is by joining us at The Olde Mecklenburg Brewery as we celebrate Father’s Day all weekend long. Enjoy fresh beer, delicious food from the Brauhaus – including specials just for dad – and the summer weather in OMB’s award-winning Biergarten. Live music will also be playing both Saturday and Sunday.
SATURDAY: Have fun with the kids!
Discovery Place will visit OMB from 11a-3p Saturday and host Tyrannosaurs Rex themed activities. Dig for fossils to discover your inner archaeologist, practice your prehistoric art skills and get fearsome T-Rex (temporary) tattoos.
SUNDAY: Keep dad healthy!
Pints for Prostates will visit OMB to promote men’s health Sunday afternoon. The Charlotte-based national charity celebrating its 10th anniversary will offer free men’s health screenings (a simple blood test)that looks for serious health issues, including the warning signs of prostate cancer, heart disease, and diabetes. Take advantage of this opportunity because where else can you enjoy a beer while receiving a check-up? – and you might also win a five-night Carolinas on My Mind Beer Adventure for two.
Year-round offerings Copper Altbier, Captain Jack Pilsner, Hornet’s Nest Hefeweizen, and Fat Boy Baltic Porter will be on tap. Early Summer Seasonal Munzler’s Vienna Lager will also be available. This lager honors NC’s 1st brewer, Martin Munzler, and is a crisp, smooth, and satisfying drink perfect for sunshiny weather.
MORE ABOUT THE OLDE MECKLENBURG BREWERY
Founded in 2009 in Charlotte, NC, The Olde Mecklenburg Brewery believes in delivering fresh, local beer and adhering to Germany’s oldest beer purity guideline, known as the “Reinheitsgebot”. Four beers are available year-round and at least 9 others make seasonal and holiday appearances -- always delivered in refrigerated trucks to preserve freshness and meet the demands of ultra-premium beer consumers. OMB is one of only nine craft breweries included on the Inc. 5000 list, and the only one in North Carolina. The Brewery has received numerous regional and international medals in North America and Europe. OMB was also named Best Brewery Tour in the country by the readers of USA Today, and receives many accolades for its multi-acre Munich-inspired Biergarten, which seats over 1,000.
Join us for our Fourth Annual Father Fest to support prostate cancer screening and research. The event from Noon-9pm is FREE, however, the Jazz Brunch with Jim Cullum & Guerilla Gourmet from 10am-Noon is $25+tax.
SCHEDULE OF EVENTS:
10 am – 12pm: Jim Cullum Jazz Band & Guerrilla Gourmet Brunch ($25 - alamobeer.com/fatherfest)
12 pm - 9pm: FREE Admission
1 pm – 3 pm: Holly Green performance
4 pm – 6 pm: Two Tons of Steel performance
The growing annual celebration of fathers will include FREE prostate, testosterone and lipid screenings for men (sign up at alamobeer.com/fatherfest) by The Urology Place. A $25 Jazz Brunch with music by Jim Cullum Jazz Band and Guerilla Gourmet serving barbacoa benedict & beer brat in a blanket. Plus, starting at Noon, a variety of FREE fun activities for the whole family – a washers tournament, a bounce house, games, raffle, silent auction, Kiolbassa Smoked Meats sausage, The Big Bib BBQ, Goldstonepizza, BOBALU CIGAR COMPANY , Headquarters Hair Salon and more. Leashed pets are also invited, and Cavender Toyota will have a display of new Toyota trucks.
“We created this event to call attention to prostate cancer and to tell all the dads that we want you to get screened and, if necessary, treated,” said Eugene Simor, President of Alamo Beer Company and a prostate cancer survivor. “Father Fest is meant to be a lot of fun but also to encourage men to take prostate cancer seriously.”
The event is free admission to the public starting at Noon, and benefits Pints for Prostates, a grassroots campaign designed to raise awareness among men about prostate cancer and the importance of early detection in fighting the disease. The group was founded in 2008 after beer journalist Rick Lyke was diagnosed at 47-years-old and successfully treated for prostate cancer. Lyke will be on hand at Father Fest this year.
“Prostate cancer is the second-most common cancer among American men,” said Dr. Naveen Kella of The Urology Place, which will provide free PSA, testosterone and lipid screenings at Father Fest. “But it also is very treatable and survivable when detected early. Father’s Day is a great time to have a conversation with dad and tell him he needs to get screened.”
We’re partnering again with our friends at Flying Saucer Draught Emporium to send some lucky Beerknurds on an amazing beer adventure. Help us reach men through the universal language of beer and fund free men’s health screenings by stopping by during June!
Pints for Prostates will be at Krewe of Lafitte's Pirates for Prostates golf tournament in Pensacola, FL on April 14th at Marcus Pointe Golf Club in Pensacola.
Gates open at 9:00 a.m. and tee off is at 11:00 a.m. the event will feature prizes and raffles. Entry is $75 per player and includes green fee, cart, range balls, beverages, food and an awards ceremony!
About Pints for Prostates
Pints for Prostates reaches men through the universal language of beer to encourage them to take charge of their health. The group was founded by prostate cancer survivor and beer writer Rick Lyke in 2008. The grassroots effort raises awareness among men about the importance of regular men’s health screenings by making appearances at beer festivals, social networking and pro bono advertising. According to the National Cancer Institute, approximately 240,000 new prostate cancer cases are diagnosed annually in the U.S. More information is available at www.pintsforprostates.org. Pints for Prostates also has a presence on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram (@pints4prostates).
Pints for Prostates will be at Northern Lights Rare Beer Fest in St. Paul, MN on March 24.
The Northern Lights Rare Beer Fest features rare, vintage and specialty one-off beers from 30 select craft breweries from across the United States, including 10 here from Minnesota. This one-of-a-kind event will showcase the creativity and skill of some of the top craft brewers in the country.
About Pints for Prostates
Pints for Prostates reaches men through the universal language of beer to encourage them to take charge of their health. The group was founded by prostate cancer survivor and beer writer Rick Lyke in 2008. The grassroots effort raises awareness among men about the importance of regular men’s health screenings by making appearances at beer festivals, social networking and pro bono advertising. According to the National Cancer Institute, approximately 233,000 new prostate cancer cases are diagnosed annually in the U.S. More information is available atwww.pintsforprostates.org. Pints for Prostates also has a presence on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram (@pints4prostates).
On behalf of Beverly-Hanks & Associates, Realtors Pints for Prostates will be at Sanctuary Brewing Company on Thursday, March 15 from 6-8 pm. Donate and fill out the entry form with your favorite charity for the drawing at the end of the night! Beverly-Hanks & Associates, Realtors is offering free drinks with their karma keg! All proceeds raised will be donated to a charity that was selected in the drawing! Pints for Prostates will also be selling their own merchandise and raffle tickets to raise funds for prostate cancer.
Pints for Prostates will have a booth at the Hamco Food and Brew Fest on Saturday, February 24th. We will be spreading awareness and raising funds to help men fight prostate cancer. Please come out and join us and help us reach men through the universal language of beer!
Pints for Prostates will be at NC Rare & Vintage Beer Tasting on January 27 from 2:00- 6:00 p.m. in Durham, N.C.
The NC Rare & Vintage Beer Tasting (previously the Raleigh Rare & Vintage Beer Tasting) was created to provide beer enthusiasts with the ultimate experience!
Beers are poured by 50 different brewery representatives in an intimate environment, allowing attendants the opportunity to learn what makes these beers special and meet the brewers that created them. Brewers bring between 1 and 4 beers each, and in varying styles, leading to a smorgasbord that is sure to please every kind of beer connoisseur.
Pints for Prostates will be at Back Country Pizza & Tap House all day on Saturday, January 27 for Back Country Pizza & Tap House's 7th Anniversary party. There will be raffles going on throughout the day to win great brewery swag and all of those proceeds raised will go towards helping men fight prostate cancer!
An adventurous, wild game, beer supper held in Revolution Hall on Sunday, January 21 at 3 pm to benefit Pints for Prostates. Amazing hand crafted pints of Brown's beer, a delicious "Game from Around the World" menu by Chef Melissa, a raffle to benefit Pints for Prostates, and the AFC and NFC championship games on the big screen. After dinner, settle in with hand rolled cigars from Habana Premium Cigar Shoppe. 21+ event. Purchase tickets from our taprooms or online. Club Brown's members must be current with membership and must purchase tickets in person at the Troy Taproom.
2018 MENU: GAME FROM AROUND THE WORLD
Course 1 from Northern France: “Manly” Charcuterie Platter (shared)
roasted bone marrow, bison burgundy sausage, smoked duck and apple brandy sausage, housemade pickled vegetables, balsamic mushroom blend, extra sharp cheddar cheese smoked gouda, and crostinis
Course 2 from Korea: Sweet and Sour Elk
marinated elk grilled and brushed with a sweet and sour chili glaze, served over a bed of kimchi
Course 3 from Mexico: Beef Tongue Taco
seasoned beef tongue with jalapeño cilantro slaw and pico de gallo
Course 4 from Italy: Rabbit Puttanesca
rabbit with tomatoes, spicy soppressata, capers, anchovies, and olives over fresh peppered linguini