“The Denver Rare Beer Tasting is the quintessential rare beer event and we are excited by the brewers that have committed to take part in the 2013 edition,” said Daniel Bradford, publisher of All About Beer Magazine, which presents the event. “Our goal is to bring together America’s best craft breweries in a relaxed format where brewers and beer lovers get the chance to talk and taste a unique collection of beers.”
Approximately 40 brewers will take part in the event. Among the brewers that are expected to serve rare, exotic and vintage beers are: AleSmith Brewing, San Diego, Calif.; Big Sky Brewing, Missoula, Mont.; Boulevard Brewing, Kansas City, Mo.; Brooklyn Brewery, Brooklyn, N.Y.; The Bruery, Placentia, Calif.; Cigar City Brewing, Tampa, Fla.; Crooked Stave Artisan Beer, Denver, Colo.; AC Golden Brewing, Golden, Colo.; Hardywood Park Brewery, Richmond, Va.; Kokopelli Beer Co., Westminster, Colo.; Terrapin Beer, Athens, Ga.; Laughing Dog Brewing, Sand Point, Idaho; The Lost Abbey, San Marcos, Calif.; NoDa Brewing, Charlotte, N.C.; Prairie Artisan Ales, Krebs, Ok.; Rogue Brewing, Newport, Ore.; Sun King Brewing, Indianapolis, Ind.; Thai Me Up Restaurant & Brewery, Jackson, Wy.; Weyerbacher Brewing, Easton, Pa.; and Wicked Weed Brewing, Asheville, N.C.
Organizers also announced the event was moving to the McNichols Civic Center Building at 144 W. Colfax St. The event will be held on Oct. 11 from 1-4 p.m., while the Great American Beer Festival is taking place in Denver.
“We want the Denver Rare Beer Tasting to be a great experience for everyone. The move to the McNichols Civic Center Building puts us closer to the GABF site, near public transportation, gives us room to add more brewers and space for more beer fans to enjoy the event,” said Rick Lyke, a beer journalist and founder of Pints for Prostates. The event was held at the Wynkoop Brewrey the first four years and 500 tickets were sold. This year 650 tickets are available for the event. “The Denver Rare Beer Tasting has become one the most anticipated annual beer celebrations in the U.S. We want to make it possible for more fans to enjoy the tasting, while maintaining the great boutique atmosphere.”
Tickets are $100 each. More than 500 tickets have already been sold. The first four Denver Rare Beer Tastings sold out several weeks in advance.
Admission includes the chance to sample rare, exotic and vintage beers from approximately 40 of America’s top craft breweries and the opportunity to meet the men and women who made them. Each attendee receives a commemorative tasting glass, t-shirt, program and pen. Guests also receive a three issue trial subscription to the award-winning All About Beer Magazine. A buffet lunch 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.
All net proceeds from Denver Rare Beer Tasting go towards the awareness mission of Pints for Prostates 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.
More information is available at www.allaboutbeer.com and www.pintsforprostates.org Tickets are available online via a secure link through Etix. Sponsorship packages are available for companies that wish to support the event.
About All About Beer Magazine
Now in its 34th year, All About Beer Magazine has been the essential source for the evolving beer culture. Winner of numerous awards and recognitions, All About Beer Magazine publishes the best on beer — its history and culture, beer travel, entertaining, brewing and collecting — six times a year with one additional bonus issue annually. The magazine promotes the positive attributes of the growing beer culture by hosting the World Beer Festivals where guests have the opportunity to taste samples from a wide range of beers and to discuss the beer with brewers and knowledgeable servers. For more information, please visit http://www.allaboutbeer.com, follow @allboutbeer on Twitter and like the magazine on Facebook athttp://facebook.com/allaboutbeermag.
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 of the importance of regular health screenings and PSA testing by making appearances at beer festivals, social networking and pro bono advertising. More information is available at www.pintsforprostates.org. Pints for Prostates also has a presence on Facebook and Twitter (@pints4prostates).