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Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Denver Rare Beer Tasting II Releases Beer List

Denver, Colo. – Beer fans lucky enough to score a ticket to the Denver Rare Beer Tasting II on Sept. 17 will be able to brag to friends that they got the chance to taste some of the rarest, most exotic and highly sought after brews in America.

The event, which supports the mission of the Pints for Prostates campaign, has announced a list of 26 beers, including some that are not available commercially and others that consumers have to line up overnight to secure rationed bottles.

“The art of brewing will be on full display at the Denver Rare Beer Tasting. Beer lovers have the opportunity for a singular experience, tasting a collection of beers that few get the chance to enjoy,” said Rick Lyke, a prostate cancer survivor and founder of the Pints for Prostates campaign. “The reputation of the Denver Rare Beer Tasting spread rapidly after last year’s memorable event and the brewers invited this year have raised the bar for what it means to have an exclusive beer tasting experience.”

“The Denver Rare Beer Tasting is a unique celebration of beer,” said Daniel Bradford, publisher of All About Beer Magazine, which presents the event. “It is a chance for people who appreciate fine beers to mix with some of the rock stars of the brewing business, while enjoying beer they might never get the chance to have anywhere else.”

Beers scheduled to be poured at the Denver Rare Beer Tasting II include: Alaskan Whiskey Barrel-Aged Smoked Porter; Avery Quinquepartite; Bell’s Eccentric Ale 2004; Big Sky Barrel-Aged Ivan the Terrible; Samuel Adams Kosmic Mother Funk; Brooklyn Reinschweinsgebot; The Bruery Melange #3; Cascade Noyeaux Sour Ale; Cigar City White Oak-Aged Jai Alai India Pale Ale; Deschutes Black Butte XXII; Dogfish Head Namaste; Foothills 2009 Sexual Chocolate; Founders Nemesis; Goose Island Bourbon Barrel Coffee Stout; Great Divide Flanders Red; Jolly Pumpkin Biere de Goord; New Belgium Tart Lychee; Pike Tripel Kriek; Rogue 21 Ale; Russian River Temptation; Sierra Nevada Brandy Barrel-Aged Belgian Trippel; Stone Imperial Russian Stout GK’s Mad Man Mix; Three Floyds Dark Lord; Upstream Farmhouse Surprise; Weyerbacher Decadence; and Wynkoop Orville.33.

A very limited number of tickets for the Denver Rare Beer Tasting, priced at $80, are still available. Admission includes samples of 26 hard to find brews, hors d’oeuvres, a commemorative tasting glass, event program and the chance to meet the men and women who created these special beers. The event takes place at Wynkoop Brewing on 18th Street in Denver on Sept. 17 from 1-4 p.m., while the Brewers Association Great American Beer Festival is taking place in the city. Only 500 tickets will be sold for the event and can be ordered through a secure link at eTix.

About All About Beer Magazine
All About Beer Magazine has been covering the world of beer for 30 years. Published by Chautauqua Publishing in Durham, N.C., the magazine is recognized by beer enthusiasts as the authoritative source on beer heritage, styles and trends. All About Beer Magazine has chronicled the people and companies involved in the American craft brewing revolution and reported on great breweries around the world. The publication organizes the successful World Beer Festival series that takes place in Durham and Raleigh, N.C.; Columbia, S.C.; and Richmond, Va.

About Pints for Prostates
Pints for Prostates, a 501(c)3 campaign that reaches men through the universal language of beer to encourage them to take charge of their health, was founded by prostate cancer survivor Rick Lyke in 2008. The grassroots effort raises awareness among men of the importance of regular prostate health screenings and PSA testing by making appearances at beer festivals, social networking and pro bono advertising. According to the National Cancer Institute, approximately 218,000 new prostate cancer cases will be diagnosed in the U.S. this year, which is 25,000 more than the number of expected new cases of breast cancer. Sadly, more than 32,000 American men will die from the disease this year. More information is available at www.pintsforprostates.org. Pints for Prostates also has a presence on Facebook and Twitter (@pints4prostates).

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