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Friday, January 13, 2012

Tyler’s Restaurant & Taproom to Host Raleigh Rare and Vintage Beer Tasting on Feb. 4 to Benefit Pints for Prostates

Tyler’s Restaurant &Taproom in Raleigh will play host to the Raleigh Rare and Vintage Beer Tasting on Feb. 4 from 2-6 p.m. to raise awareness and funds in the fight against prostate cancer.

The tasting event features beers and cider from 40 craft producers served under a tent adjacent to Tyler’s at 18 Seaboard Ave. in Raleigh, N.C. The event benefits Pints for Prostates, an awareness campaign reaching men through the universal language of beer.

“Tyler’s has put together an incredible collection of rare and vintage beers for this event. It’s a great way for beer fans to come together and support the fight against prostate cancer,” said Rick Lyke, a drinks journalist and prostate cancer survivor. Lyke founded Pints for Prostates in 2008 after successful prostate cancer surgery. The group urges men to get regular prostate health screenings.

Tickets for the Raleigh Rare and Vintage Beer Tasting are $65 and available online at http://raleighrarebeertasting.eventbrite.com/. Designated driver tickets are available for $15. A percentage of the net proceeds will be support Pints for Prostates.

“We created the Raleigh Rare & Vintage Beer Tasting to provide beer enthusiasts with the ultimate beer tasting experience,” said Daniel Kulenic, one of the owners of Tyler’s Restaurant and Taproom. “We are serving 40 rare and vintage beers poured by brewery representatives – all benefiting a great cause. This is a gathering of some extremely unique and hard to find offerings.”

Event sponsors include Aquafina Pure Water, Harris Fine Beverage Distributors, Long Beverage, Mims Distributing and Tryon Distributing.

Forty breweries are expected to appear at the event, including: 21st Amendment Brewery of California (Allies Win the War 2011 Vintage); Allagash Brewing of Maine (Allagash Thing 2); Anchor Brewing of California (Anchor O.B.A. Our Barrel Ale); Anderson Valley Brewing of California (Boont Bruin); Avery Brewing of Colorado (Avery Immitis and Avery Meph Addict); Bear Republic Brewing of California (Bear Republic Black Racer); Bell’s Brewing of Michigan (Black Note Stout); Big Boss Brewing of North Carolina (Hell’s Bizz-Ness White Oak Aged Blend on Cherries); Bodebrown Cerejaria & Escola of Chile; Brooklyn Brewery of New York (Brooklyn 2007 Black Chocolate Stout and Brooklyn 2007 Vintage Monster); The Bruery of California (Bruery Cuir Anniversary Ale); Crispin Cider of (Wonderwall Unfiltered Pear Cider); Dogfish Head Craft Brewed Ales of Delaware (Dogfish Head Bitches Brew 2010 Vintage Original Batch); The Duck-Rabbit Craft Brewery of North Carolina (Duck Rabbit Bourbon Barrel Aged Baltic Porter); Duvel Moortgat of Belgium; Elysian Brewing of Washington (Elysian Mens Room Ale); Foothills Brewing of North Carolina (Sexual Chocolate 2010 Vintage); Fullsteam Brewing of North Carolina (Summer Basil Farmhouse Ale 2011 Vintage); Great Divide Brewing of Colorado (Great Divide Petty Theft Sour); Green Flash Brewing of California (Green Flash 2009 Barleywine); Heavy Seas Brewing of Maryland (firkin of Heavy Seas Siren Noire); Highland Brewing of North Carolina (Highland Spivey Mountain Wit); Huske Hardware House Brewing of North Carolina (Black hOPS and Watermellon Wheat); Kuhnhenn Brewing of Michigan (Kuhnhenn Olde Brune); Lagunitas Brewing of California (Lagunitas 2010 Bourbon Barrel Cappuccino Stout); Left Hand Brewing of Colorado (Whiskey Barrel Aged Widdershins Barleywine); Lone Rider Brewing of North Carolina (cask of Lone Rider Deadeye Jack with Laphroaig soaked oak chips); Natty Greene’s Brewing of North Carolina (Natty Greene’s Habanero Smoked Porter and Natty Greene’s Barrel Aged Strong Ale); New Belgium Brewing of Colorado (2011 La Terrior); New Holland Brewing of Michigan (Blue Sunday Sour); Brewery Ommegang of New York (Ommegang 2010 Adoration Aged in a Buffalo Trace Bourbon Barrel); Peak Organic Brewing of Maine (Weiss Principal); Brouwerij Rodenbach of Belgium (Rodenbach 2008 Vintage); Rogue Ales of Oregon (Rogue Creamery 75th Anniversary Ale); Sierra Nevada Brewing of California (Sierra Nevada Barrel Aged Quad); Ska Brewing of Colorado (Ska Local Series Hoperation Ivy #18); Smuttynose Brewing of New Hampshire (Smuttynose 2006 S'muttonator Doppelbock and Smuttynose 2007 Wheat Wine Ale); Stone Brewing of California (Stone Double Dry Hopped Ruination); Terrapin Brewing of Georgia (The Wizard 2009 Side Project Aged in Woodford Reserve Barrels); Uinta Brewing of Utah (Uinta 2009 Vintage Anniversary Barleywine); Victory Brewing of Pennsylvania (Ranch S Double IPA); Weyerbacher Brewing of Pennsylvania (Weyerbacher Fifteen).

The Sheraton Hotel in Raleigh has rooms available for attendees and free public transportation is available via the R-LINE, an eco-friendly approach to urban transportation. This FREE circulator service features hybrid electric buses that will connect you to The Raleigh Rare & Vintage Beer Tasting (Seaboard Station – R3) from the Sheraton (Raleigh Convention Center – R13).
“Men are 33 percent more likely to develop prostate cancer than women are to have breast cancer. According to the National Cancer Institute, prostate cancer claimed the lives of nearly 34,000 American men in 2011,” Lyke said. “The Raleigh Rare and Vintage Beer Tasting is a great way to remind men to get screened.”

About Tyler’s Restaurant & Taproom

Tyler’s Restaurant and Tap Room has locations in Apex, Carrboro, Durham and now Raleigh. Founded in 1998, Tyler’s has been a local favorite for folks of all ages and has won a variety of awards for its food, beer and atmosphere. Serving American comfort food with a seasonal twist, Tyler’s offers business-paced lunches by day and casual dining at night. Tyler’s was voted one of America’s 100 Best Beer Bars by Draft Magazine. For more information visit: www.tylerstaproom.com.

About Pints for Prostates

Pints for Prostates is a 501(c)3 a campaign that 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 health screenings and PSA testing by making appearances at beer festivals, social networking and pro bono advertising. According to the National Cancer Institute, 240,890 new prostate cancer cases will be diagnosed in the U.S. in 2011. More information is available at www.pintsforprostates.org. Pints for Prostates also has a presence on Facebook and Twitter (@pints4prostates).

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