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Friday, April 11, 2014

Funk Asheville: A Gathering of Wild & Sour Beers Scheduled for May 30, 2014


ASHEVILLE, N.C. -- Wicked Weed Brewing is partnering with Pints for Prostates to launch Funk Asheville: A Gathering of Wild & Sour Beers to be held May 30 from 7-10 p.m. as part of the 3rd Annual Asheville Beer WeekTM.  The event will bring some of America’s top brewers of barrel-aged sour beers to Asheville and will create an experience beyond just a beer festival.

 Funk Asheville will be held in downtown Asheville at the Wicked Weed Funkitorium, a new 12,000-square-foot barrel aging facility located at 147 Coxe Ave., just a 3 blocks from the brewery. This will be the first event at the newly-remodeled facility. In addition to barrel-aged, sour and wild beers, Funk Asheville will feature unique entertainment and an art installation, celebrating all things funky in Asheville.

 “Sour or wild beers have become the cutting edge of American craft beer.  Sours have really caught the attention of beer fans and some of America’s best up and coming craft brewers are doing incredible things with the style,” said Walt Dickinson, Head of Brewing and Wood Cellar Manager at Wicked Weed Brewing. “Funk Asheville gives people in the southeast a chance to see what the best and brightest brewers are doing with American sour and wild beers.”

 Tickets for Funk Asheville are $80 with a $5 service charge and go on sale on April 15 at Noon via Etix. A total of 500 tickets will be sold to the public for the event, which will be held on the eve of the popular Beer City Festival.  VIP tickets for Funk Asheville are $100 with a $5 service charge, and will provide access to guests for an hour preview including food provided by Wicked Weed, music, and the opportunity to hang with the brewers.  As part of the event, a silent auction benefiting Pints for Prostates will be held featuring unique beer experiences and collectible items.

“Our mission is to reach men through the universal language of beer and this is the second year in a row that Pints for Prostates will host an Asheville Beer Week event,” said Rick Lyke, founder of Pints for Prostates. “Our message to men is simple: Get tested. Live longer. Drink more beer.”

 Invitations to brewers to pour wild and sour beers at Funk Asheville have been issued and commitments are starting to arrive. A complete list of breweries and beers expected at the event will be announced shortly, however we have a preliminary list of confirmed breweries including New Belgium, Perennial, Green Man, Trophy, Yazoo, Natty Greene’s, Oskar Blues, & Green Bench.

Sour and wild beers embrace a wide range of historic brewing styles still popular today in Belgium, France and Germany, including lambic, Flanders red, gose, gueuze, Berliner weisse and saison. The use wild yeasts like, Brettanomyces, and bacteria, like Lactobacillus, add varying degrees of sour notes to the beer, which are often enhanced through barrel aging and bottle onditioning.  American craft brewers have expanded the range of these beers to develop distinctive sour and Brett-style beers.

Funk Asheville is another reason for beer lovers to visit Asheville. It helps to anchor the final weekend of Asheville Beer Week with the Beer City Festival, making this one of the most exciting two days in craft beer in the United States.

 About Wicked Weed Brewing

Wicked Weed Brewing is an Asheville, N.C., based brewpub that consistently hosts 20+ beers on tap including hop forward, West Coast style ales, open fermented Belgians, and barrel aged sour beers. Opened in December 2012, Wicked Weed is striving towards becoming the largest producer of barrel aged beers in the Southeastern U.S. Wicked Weed Brewing was awarded a Gold Medal at the Great American Beer Festival for 100% Brettanomyces Serenity Farmhouse Ale in 2013. In addition to Serenity, Wicked Weed is known for producing Freak of Nature Double IPA, Coolcumber Ale, Tyrant Double Red Ale, Hopburglar Blood Orange IPA, Dark Age Bourbon Stout and Black Angel Cherry Sour. Most recently, Wicked Weed began small scale statewide distribution of kegs as well as bottles of barrel aged sour beers to major metropolitans in North Carolina. Learn more at www.wickedweedbrewing.com and on facebook at https://www.facebook.com/WickedWeedBrewing.

 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 prostate health screenings by making appearances at beer festivals, social networking and pro bono advertising. According to the National Cancer Institute, 233,000 American men will be diagnosed with the disease this year and 29,480 will die from prostate cancer. More information is available at www.pintsforprostates.org. Pints for Prostates also has a presence on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter (@pints4prostates).

Saturday, September 21, 2013

NoDa Brewing Tart Attack to be Released by Rare Beer of the Month Club™ to Support Pints for Prostates


NoDa Brewing Co. of Charlotte, N.C., and The Rare Beer of the Month Club™, which ships unique craft beers nationwide, are teaming up on a special limited release beer to benefit the Pints for Prostates campaign.

NoDa Tart Attack is being brewed exclusively to create awareness and support the mission of Pints for Prostates, which uses the universal language of beer to reach men with an important health message.

“NoDa Brewing is proud to be partnering with Pints for Prostates and excited to be making Tart Attack, which is the first time we’ve made a Berliner Weisse on our production system,” said Todd Ford, Co-Owner at NoDa Brewing. “Pints for Prostates has done so much in bringing awareness of what prostate cancer is and the importance of screening and testing. I have no doubt they’ve saved many lives over the past five years and will continue to do so in the future.”

The limited edition beer features the Pints for Prostates logo on its label, which includes the blue ribbon to remind people of the ongoing search for a cure to prostate cancer, a leading cause of death among American men. A donation from every 750 milliliter bottle of Tart Attack sold will be made to Pints for Prostates.

According to NoDa Brewing Head Brewer Chad Henderson, Tart Attack is a Berliner Weisse style beer brewed with blackberries. The 4.2 percent alcohol by volume beer achieves its tart and dry sourness from an old brewing method, sour mashing. This brewing method involves steeping the grain after the initial sacchrification rest at a lower temperature and adding additional grains. The lactobacillus on the newly added grain are right at home in the new temperature and begin to consume sugars and give off the classic tart Lacto sour character. We allow this rest to take place for several days before boiling and adding only a small amount of hops to the boil. After fermentation begins we add our blackberries and let the fermentation take off. The result is a complex sour ale that is both clean and refreshing and layered with notes of sour lemon, wheat, and both the tart and sweet aspects of blackberries.

“This is a rare beer that will help us reach men with an important message. Pints for Prostates wants men to take charge of their health and get screened for prostate cancer,” said Rick Lyke, a prostate cancer survivor who founded Pints for Prostates after successful prostate cancer surgery in April 2008. “NoDa Brewing and The Rare Beer Club™ teaming up for this project will help get our message to men who need to hear it.”

“This is the fourth year The Rare Beer Club™ has partnered with Pints for Prostates and our members really look forward to a unique beer each year, largely distributed exclusively through the club. NoDa is a respected new brewery having earned a Silver Medal at its first Great American Beer Festival in 2012, so this beer will sell out quickly,” said President Kris Calef. “We’ll donate $1 for every bottle sold and include a Pints for Prostates coaster in each October shipment to remind our members to get tested. A little education and early detection goes a long way to save lives.”
There are only two ways for beer lovers to try the limited batch of NoDa Tart Attack:
  • Join The Rare Beer Club online or call 800-625-8238 and be sure to start your membership in October or earlier. The ordering deadline for October is 10-15-12.
  • Visit NoDa Brewing’s tasting room at 2229 North Davidson St. in Charlotte on Nov. 3 from 4-7 p.m. when the brewery will release the beer and host a Pints for Prostates awareness event.
According to the National Cancer Institute, prostate cancer will claim the lives of nearly 30,000 men in the U.S. during 2013. Prostates cancer is 33 percent more common in men than breast cancer is in women, yet few men know they should get a prostate health screening at age 40.The NoDa Tart Attack release is part of the Pints for Prostates Oktoberfest for a Cure observance that is taking place from August through October.

About NoDa Brewing
NoDa Brewing Company currently has five year-round beers and multiple seasonal offerings available on-tap at local bars and restaurants and the brewery tap room. Its on-site tap room sells beer by the glass and take-home growlers, and provides brewery tours as well as hosts special events. Look and ask for Noda on tap at your local restaurant and bar. For more, visit www.NoDaBrewing.com.

About The Rare Beer Club™
The Microbrewed Beer of the Month Club™ offers four different options for consumers. From the very inception of our original domestic beer of the month club in 1994, we’ve focused on consistently providing three primary product characteristics: Quality, Variety & Freshness. And in that spirit, we now offer you four outstanding beer club options, each dedicated to those same principles. Our owner’s favorite club features the finest the world of beer has to offer in limited-release, celebratory, artisanal beers from some of Michael Jackson’s favorite breweries. Two different selections are presented each month in 750 ml bottles, often cork finished, and some individually tissue wrapped. Members experience bold U.S. and imported interpretations of Farmhouse Ales, Russian Imperial Stouts, Barley Wines, Belgian Abbey Ales, varied Imperial, Extreme, Strong Ale and Grand Cru offerings, oak-aged ales imparting bourbon and vanilla notes, and much more. Many selections are pushing the envelope of creativity, are not yet distributed in the U.S., and brewed such that they can be cellared and aged.

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 were 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).

Saturday, September 14, 2013

Pints for Prostates Germany Beer Tour Scheduled for Oct. 9-19, 2014

BeerTrips.com has put together a special beer tour of Germany to benefit Pints for Prostates. The beer adventure to Bavaria and Franconia will take place from Oct. 9-19, 2014.

The nine night dream trip includes stops in Aying, Garmisch Partenkirchen, Bayreuth, Rothenburg and Bamberg. The trip includes beer tastings, escorted beer hall crawls, guided city walks, brewery tours, monastery visits, special meals and more.

BeerTrips.com is offering this special Pints for Prostates group tour to Germany to the public on a limited basis. Just 14 slots are available for this tour at $2,995 (+ air) based on double occupancy ($625 single room supplement). The tour will be hosted by Pints for Prostates founder and beer journalist Rick Lyke. Visit www.BeerTrips.com for details.

“This will be the fourth time we have teamed up with BeerTrips.com for a special Pints for Prostates European beer trip. This itinerary includes some amazing breweries and is really a unique way to experience Germany,” said Lyke. “We are thrilled to continue our partnership to help us raise funds and spread the word to men about the importance of regular prostate health screenings and early detection.”

“This is one of the most popular BeerTrips.com itineraries because it explores the best of Bavaria and Franconia,” said Mike Saxton, founder of BeerTrips.com. “We offer small groups an intimate experience with the chance for insider tours of some of the most famous breweries in the world. If you love beer and love to travel, this trip gives you a chance to experience the German countryside and some classic small cities that offer tremendous beers.”

As part of the BeerTrips.com and Pints for Prostates partnership, Pints for Prostates will raffle a trip for two for the special trip. For a $10 donation for a single ticket, $25 donation for three tickets or $50 for seven tickets, donors will be entered to win the trip that includes:

• The BeerTrips.com trip for two Oct. 9-19, 2014
• Roundtrip Airfare for Two from the Continental United States
• Nine Nights in Fine Centrally Located Hotels
• Brewery Tours
• Escorted Beer Hall Crawls
• Guided City Tours
• Breakfasts Daily/Special Beer Dinners and Beer Lunches
• Train & Private Coach Transportation

The total value of the trip for two is estimated at $8,500. The drawing will be held on July 27, 2014. The prize is non-transferable. No cash substitute will be offered. The winner and their guest are responsible for obtaining passports and all trip related costs not outlined above. You must be 21 years old to enter.

About BeerTrips.com
Beer Trips.com was founded in 1998 to offer serious beer people the opportunity to travel to the world’s best beer destinations with other people who love great beer. Beer and travel, travel and beer — these are two of our favorite things. Both, in our estimation, are worth a fair amount of life’s energy. Our goal, and our very reason for existing, is to take our travelers the best beer destinations, drink, taste and enjoy the best beers, meet the beer-loving people of the countries we visit, and explore the history, culture, art and architecture of the interesting places where beer “grew up”. To do this we stay in nice, well-located hotels, eat at great restaurants that emphasize beer in their fare, and visit breweries, brew pubs, cafes, and museums that enhance our understanding and appreciation of beer and its rich history and culture.

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 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).

Denver Rare Beer Tasting V Beer List Announced


 

 
DENVER, CO – Organizers of the Denver Rare Beer Tasting V, an awareness event and fundraiser for the Pints for Prostates campaign, have released the confirmed brewery list and beers that are expected to be poured at the event.
 
At total of 42 brewers are scheduled to take part in the event, which will be held at the McNichols Civic Center Building at 144 W. Colfax St. in Denver. The event takes place on Oct. 11 from 1-4 p.m., while the Great American Beer Festival is in the city.

“The Denver Rare Beer Tasting is an amazing opportunity taste rare, exotic and vintage beers and has become one of the most talked about craft beer events in the country,” said Daniel Bradford, publisher of All About Beer Magazine, which presents the event. “Some of America’s best craft brewers will be rubbing elbows with beer lovers who were lucky enough to get tickets to the sold out tasting.”

The confirmed brewery list and beers expected to be poured include:

  • Alaskan Brewing, Juneau, Alaska, 2002 Smoked Porter
  • AleSmith Brewing, San Diego, Calif., Barrel-Aged Wee Heavy
  • Avery Brewing, Boulder, Colo., Volunt Plus Erat & Momi Hiwa
  • Big Sky Brewing, Missoula, Mont., 2012 Ivan The Terrible Imperial Stout
  • Boston Beer, Boston, Mass., Samuel Adams Utopias
  • Boulevard Brewing, Kansas City, Mo., Tripel Julep
  • Brooklyn Brewery, Brooklyn, N.Y., Black Ops LBV 2007 & Cuvee Crochet Rouge Riesling
  • The Bruery, Placentia, Calif., Confession
  • Cigar City Brewing, Tampa, Fla., ll0k + OT Batch #6
  • Crooked Stave Artisan Beer, Denver, Colo., WælzBlood
  • Deschutes Brewery, Bend, Ore., Black Butte XXII
  • Devils Backbone Brewing, Lexington, Va., Wood-Aged Dark Abbey
  • Dogfish Head Craft Brewery, Milton, Del., 2011 120 Minute IPA
  • Drake’s Brewing, San Leandro, Calif., Reunion Barleywine
  • Elevation Beer, Poncha Springs, Colo., Boom! Brandy Barrel Quadruple
  • Fort Collins Brewery, Fort Collins, Colo., Roasted Pumpkin Seed Ale
  • Firestone Walker Brewing, Paso Robles, Calif., Bravo & Lil’ Mikkel
  • AC Golden Brewing, Golden, Colo., Blueberry Colorambic
  • Goose Island Brewing, Chicago, Ill., Napa County Stout
  • Great Divide Brewing, Denver, Colo., Barrel-Aged Cuvee Syrah #1
  • Great Lakes Brewing, Cleveland, Ohio, Jabberwocky
  • Hardywood Park Brewery, Richmond, Va., Gingerbread Stout
  • Laughing Dog Brewing, Sand Point, Idaho, 14 Dogs of the Apocalypse
  • The Lost Abbey, San Marcos, Calif., 2008 The Lost Abbey’s Angel’s Share
  • Melvin Brewing/Thai Me Up Restaurant, Jackson, Wy., Kirk McHale & Melvin IPA Rum Barrel-Aged
  • New Belgium Brewery, Fort Collins, Colo., New Belgium/Avery Sour Collaboration #1 & #2
  • New Holland Brewing, Holland, Mcih., Chocolate Dragon’s Milk
  • NoDa Brewing, Charlotte, N.C., Rum Barrel-Aged Imperial Coco Loco & Hot Pistol
  • Odell Brewing, Fort Collins, Colo., Foot Print
  • Olde Mecklenburg Brewery, Charlotte, N.C., Barrel-Aged Baltic Porter
  • Perennial Artisan Ales, St. Louis, Mo., Barrel Quad
  • Prairie Artisan Ales, Krebs, Ok., Bomb De Balcones
  • River North Brewing, Denver, Colo., J. Marie Barreled and Bretted
  • Rogue Ales, Newport, Ore., Class of ’88 Barley Wine
  • Sierra Nevada Brewing, Chico, Calif., Barrel-Aged Narwhal
  • Smuttynose Brewing, Portsmouth, N.H., Apple Brandy Barrel-Aged Imperial Stout
  • Stone Brewing, Escondido, Calif., 2007 Bourbon Barrel-Aged Imperial
  • Russian Stout & 2004 Old Guardian Barley Wine
  • Sun King Brewing, Indianapolis, Ind., Hot Rod Lincoln
  • Surly Brewing, Minneapolis, Minn., Misanthrope
  • Terrapin Beer, Athens, Ga., Barrel-Aged Moo-Hoo Chocolate Stout
  • Weyerbacher Brewing, Easton, Pa., Millennium Falco
  • Wicked Weed Brewing, Asheville, N.C., Black Angel Cherry Sour

“Thanks to the generosity of the brewers who donate these great beers, we have featured some amazing brews during the first four Denver Rare Beer Tastings. The list this year is impressive by anyone’s standards,” said Rick Lyke, a beer journalist and founder of Pints for Prostates. This year the 650 tickets available sold out more than 10 weeks before the event. “The Denver Rare Beer Tasting is an afternoon of beer passion and a highlight of the Denver Beer Fest week and Great American Beer Festival weekend.”

Admission includes the chance to sample rare, exotic and vintage beers from 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 from Breckenridge Brewery & BBQ 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. 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 at http://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).

Monday, July 22, 2013

Denver Rare Beer Tasting V Releases Partial Brewery List

Organizers of the Denver Rare Beer Tasting V, an awareness event and fundraiser for the Pints for Prostates campaign, have released a partial list of brewers expected to pour at the event and announced a new venue for the tasting.

“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).

Monday, June 10, 2013

Denver Rare Beer Tasting V Tickets Go On Sale June 16

DENVER, CO -- The Denver Rare Beer Tasting V, an awareness event and fundraiser for the Pints for Prostates campaign, will be held on Oct. 11 from 1-4 p.m. in Denver.

Tickets for the event go on sale on Father’s Day, June 16, at Noon (ET) and are $100 each. Admission includes the chance to sample rare, exotic and vintage beers from more than 30 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.

Presented by All About Beer Magazine, tickets for the event are among the most sought after of any beer tasting. The event is held while the Great American Beer Festival is taking place in Denver. The first four Denver Rare Beer Tastings each sold out several weeks in advance.

“The Denver Rare Beer Tasting is the quintessential rare beer event and gives people in Denver for the GABF the chance to experience a true boutique-style tasting,” said Daniel Bradford, publisher of All About Beer Magazine. “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.”

Pints for Prostates is a 501(c)3 non-profit charity founded by beer writer and prostate cancer survivor Rick Lyke. 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.

“The Denver Rare Beer Tasting has become on the most anticipated annual beer celebrations in the U.S. Beer fans get to taste a collection of beers that most people never have the chance to enjoy, while rubbing elbows with brewers,” said Lyke.  “It is a fun afternoon and a great atmosphere, with a serious mission: raising awareness about prostate cancer.”

The link to purchase tickets will be posted at www.allaboutbeer.com and www.pintsforprostates.org prior to the start of sales.

Invitations have been extended to a small select group of breweries and event organizers hope to be able to announce the brewery list during July. Breweries bring some of their rarest brews to the event and the beer list will be released prior to the Denver Rare Beer Tasting V. 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 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 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).

                                                                                       

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Monday, April 29, 2013

Breweries Announced for Asheville Rare & Wild Beer Tasting


Asheville, N.C. – Organizers of the inaugural Asheville Rare & Wild Beer Tasting have released a list of confirmed breweries for the May 31 event.

A total of 24 breweries will pour rare and exotic beers at the event. Brewers that have accepted invitations for the Asheville Rare & Wild Beer Tasting include: Asheville Brewing Co., Asheville, N.C.; Against the Grain Brewery & Smokehouse, Louisville, Kentucky; Allagash Brewing, Portland, Maine; Bell’s Brewing, Kalamazoo, Mich.; Big Boss Brewing, Raleigh, N.C.; Boulder Brewing, Boulder, Co.; Brooklyn Brewery, Brooklyn, N.Y.; Boston Beer Co., Boston, Mass.; Blue Mountain Barrel House, Arrington, Va.; Deschutes Brewery, Bend, Ore.; Founders Brewing, Grand Rapids, Mich.; Goose Island Brewing, Chicago, Ill.; Haw River Farmhouse Ales, Saxapahaw, N.C.; Highland Brewing Co., Asheville, N.C.; Jester King Craft Brewery, Austin, Texas; Mother Earth Brewing, Kinston, N.C.; New Belgium Brewing, Fort Collins, Colo.; Brewery Ommegang, Cooperstown, N.Y.; Oskar Blues Brewery, Brevard, N.C.; Sierra Nevada Brewing, Chico, Calif.; Stone Brewing, Escondido, Calif.; SweetWater Brewing, Atlanta, Ga.;Thirsty Monk Pub, Asheville, N.C.; and Weyerbacher Brewing, Easton, Pa.

All About Beer Magazine and the Thirsty Monk Pub will present the inaugural Asheville Rare & Wild Beer Tasting during Asheville Beer Week to benefit Pints for Prostates, a nationwide campaign designed to raise awareness about the importance of early detection in fighting prostate cancer.

 We have a great list of American craft brewers committed to appear at the Asheville Rare & Wild Beer Tasting and each will be pouring rare and exotic beers,” said Daniel Bradford, publisher of All About Beer Magazine. “We want this to be one of the highlights of Asheville Beer Week and help raise awareness about an important men’s health issue by teaming up with Pints for Prostates.”

 The Asheville Rare & Wild Beer Tasting  will be held at 66 Asheland Ave. in Asheville on May 31 from 6-9 p.m. Less than half of the 250 tickets for the Asheville Rare & Wild Beer Tasting are still available. They can be purchased online at: http://www.etix.com/ticket/online/venueSearch.jsp?venue_id=9521. Tickets are $75 and include admission to the event, beer sampling, commemorative tasting glass, program and heavy hors d'oeuvres. More information about the event can be found at www.arwbt.com. Each brewery will pour unique beers. Some will be rare and others will be “wild” featuring barrel aged, sours, cask conditioned and vintage beers.

 “We reach men through the universal language of beer and an event like the Asheville Rare & Wild Beer Tasting gives us a platform to get guys to focus on their health,” said Rick Lyke, a prostate cancer survivor, drinks journalist and founder of the Pints for Prostates campaign. “We really appreciate the support of the brewers, All About Beer Magazine and the Thirsty Monk.  This will be a great day to be a craft beer fan in Asheville.”
 
Pints for Prostates is a 501(c)3 charity. It raises awareness about prostate cancer at beer festivals and pub events. Funds raised by the group help support free men’s health screenings provided by the Prostate Conditions Education Council and Us TOO Prostate Cancer Education and Support Network, which operates support groups for men battling the disease. You can get more information about Pints for Prostates at www.pintsforprostates.org.

 “Pints for Prostates and All About Beer Magazine started the Denver Rare Beer Tasting in 2009 and it has become renowned as one of the best beer events in the country,” said Barry Bialik of Thirsty Monk Pub. “Asheville Beer Week is growing and attracting people who want to experience the growing beer culture in the region. The Asheville Rare & Wild Beer Tasting is a great addition to the celebration. And we at Thirsty Monk are so proud to be a part of making this happen.”

 
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 Thirsty Monk

Thirsty Monk has received many awards and acknowledgements as being one of the best beer bars in the country and the world, including Craftbeer.com’s Best Bar in the South. They have also been featured in Garden & Gun Magazine and the Travel Channel. The Thirsty Monk has two Asheville locations- the flagship Thirsty Monk Belgian & Craft Beer Bar downtown at 92 Patton Ave., and Thirsty Monk South Pub & Nano-Brewery in South Asheville’s Gerber Village at 1836 Hendersonville Rd. All taps are constantly rotating, with more than 1,200 different beers tapped in 2012. www.monkpub.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 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).

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Tuesday, March 05, 2013

Tuesday Tasting: Mira 2011 Admiration White


Tuesday Tasting is a regular feature of Lyke2Drink that explores some of the best beers, wines and spirits on the market. This week we sample a wine from a relatively new Napa Valley vineyard.

Mira Winery of Napa, Calif., is a 2009 startup winery that buys fruit from vineyards in the region. The winery makes three whites, a chardonnay, a sauvignon blanc – both made with 100 percent grapes of those styles – and Admiration White, a blend of 80 percent sauvignon blanc and 20 percent chardonnay. Mira recently made news by announcing it was testing the impact of aging wine in the ocean by sinking some cases in Charleston habor.

“Perceptions are changing about white wine in America. It’s not just for the cocktail hour anymore,” said Gustavo Gonzalez, winemaker at Mira. “More white wines are being made and they’re not all being made in a chardonnay style that had become so innocuous.” 

Mira 2011 Admiration White is a blend of 80 percent sauvignon blanc and 20 percent chardonnay. Clean fruit aroma that opens to a combination of honeysuckle and citrus flavors. Clean and bright, a good wine to go with light meals.

Friday, September 14, 2012

Denver Rare Beer Tasting IV Beer List Announced


Denver, Colo. – The fourth edition of the Denver Rare Beer Tasting benefiting the Pints for Prostates campaign will feature 34 rare, exotic and vintage beers from of 32 of America’s leading craft breweries.

“We are excited by the exceptional beers that will be presented at the Denver Rare Beer Tasting IV. It is an exciting group of a rare, limited release and vintage brews from some of America’s great craft brewers,” said Rick Lyke, a prostate cancer survivor, drinks journalist and founder of the Pints for Prostates campaign. “This will be a special day for true beer fanatics and it will help us reach men through the universal language of beer.”


The Denver Rare Beer Tasting IV will feature 34 rare and exotic brews, including:

• Alaskan Perseverance Ale from Alaskan Brewing, Juneau, Alaska;

• Allagash Avancé from Allagash Brewing, Portland, Maine;

• Avery Uncle Jacob's Stout, Avery Oud Floris and Avery Odio Equum from Avery Brewing, Boulder, Colo.;

• Bear Republic Barrel 32 from Bear Republic Brewing, Healdsburg, Calif.;

• Big Sky Ivan the Terrible Imperial Stout from Big Sky Brewing, Missoula, Mont.;

 • Chatoe Rogue Wet Hop Ale from Rogue Ales, Newport, Ore.;

• Dogfish Head 2007 Raison D’Extra from Dogfish Head Craft Brewery, Milton, Del.;

• Elevation Prostator Smoked Doppelbock from Elevation Beer, Poncha Springs, Colo.;

• Elysian Maelstrom Blood Orange Ale from Elysian Brewing, Seattle, Wash.;

• Epic Imperial Red One Off Cask from Epic Brewing, Salt Lake City, Utah;

• Firestone Walker Lil Opal from Firestone Walker Brewing, Paso Robles, Calif.;

• Founders 15th Anniversary Bolt Cutter Barley Wine from Founders Brewing, Grand Rapids, Mich.;

• Full Sail 2010 Top Sail Bourbon Barrel Aged Imperial Porter from Full Sail Brewing, Hood River, Ore.;

• Great Divide Brett, Meet Colette Farmhouse Ale from Great Divide Brewing, Denver, Colo.;

• Jester King Gotlandsdricka from Jester King Craft Brewery, Austin, Texas;

• Laughing Dog 2009 Barrel Aged Dogfather Imperial Stout from Laughing Dog Brewing, Ponderay, Idaho;

• Laurelwood Cardinal Sin from Laurelwood Brewing, Portland, Ore.;

• Left Hand 2009 Oak Aged Imperial Stout from Left Hand Brewery, Longmont, Colo.;

• The Lost Abbey Track # 8 from The Lost Abbey, San Marcos, Calif.;

• New Belgium Biere de Mars and Back from New Belgium Brewing, Fort Collins, Colo.;

• Odell Deconstruction and Odell Funky Wooden Myrcenary from Odell Brewing, Fort Collins, Colo.;

• Perennial Barrel Aged Fantastic Voyage from Perennial Artisan Ales, St. Louis, Mo.;

• Portsmouth Kate the Great from Portsmouth Brewing, Portsmouth, N.H.;

• Samuel Adams Utopias 10th Anniversary Edition from Boston Beer, Boston, Mass.;

• Sierra Nevada Brandy Barrel Aged Imperial Smoked Porter from Sierra Nevada Brewing, Chico, Calif.;

• Short's Aww Jeah to the Face from Short's Brewing, Bellaire, Mich.;

• Stone Suitable for Cave Aging Imperial Smoked Porter Tribute to Danny Williams from Stone Brewing, Escondido, Calif.;

• Stoudt’s 5025 from Stoudt’s Brewing, Adamstown, Pa.;

• Surly SŸX from Surly Brewing, Minneapolis, Minn.;

• Tröegs Splinter Black from Tröegs Brewing, Hershey, Pa,.;

• Uinta Oak Jacked from Uinta Brewing, Salt Lake City, Utah;

• Wynkoop Brewjolais Nouveau from Wynkoop Brewing, Denver, Colo.

• New Albion Ale, a special guest beer at the event being brewed by Boston Beer, Boston, Mass., to honor craft brewing pioneer Jack McAuliffe using original New Albion yeast that has been preserved at the University of California since 1977.

“These beers are true works of art and the brewers turn out so beer fans get the chance for an afternoon to remember of tasting rare beers with the people who made them,” said Daniel Bradford, publisher of All About Beer Magazine, which presents the event. “The Denver Rare Beer Tasting is beer passion in its purest form.”

All of the tickets for the Denver Rare Beer Tasting IV have been sold. The event takes place at Wynkoop Brewing on 18th Street in Denver on Oct. 12 from 1-4 p.m., during a relatively quiet period while the Brewers Association Great American Beer Festival is taking place in the city. Only 500 tickets were sold for the event.

About All About Beer Magazine

Now in its 33rd 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 at http://facebook.com/allaboutbeermag.

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 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).

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Tuesday Tasting: Larceny Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey


Tuesday Tasting is a regular feature of Lyke2Drink that explores some of the best beers, wines and spirits on the market. This week we sample a wheated Bourbon that is part of the Old Fitzgerald franchise.

Larceny Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey is a 92 proof that pays homage to a U.S. Treasury agent who had the taste for the good stuff. An early bit of lore said that John E. Fitzgerald had founded a distillery in Frankfort , Kentucky. shortly after the Civil War. But in her 1999 book "But Always Fine Bourbon -- Pappy Van Winkle and the Story of Old Fitzgerald," Sally Van Winkle Campbell revealed John E. Campbell was not a distiller at all. He was actually a U.S. Treasury agent who had keys to distillery warehouses. He would pilfer whiskey from the best barrels and those soon became known as "the Fitzgerald barrels" around the distillery. Heaven Hill Distilleries released the whiskey to mark "a taste made famous by an infamous act."

Larceny has a tarnished copper color and a mellow nose. It is made from barrels that have aged between 6 and 12 years. The wheat is clear in this one, giving soft edges to the Bourbon. There is a good amount of hearty grain that has bits of oak, that lead nicely to a long finish.

Thursday, September 06, 2012

Pints for Prostates European Beer Adventure Scheduled for Sept. 12-22, 2013


BeerTrips.com and Pints for Prostates are teaming up for a special ABCDs of beer adventure in Europe from Sept. 12-22, 2013, that will benefit the fight against prostate cancer.


The nine night dream trip to Amsterdam, Brussels, Cologne and Dusseldorf covers parts of three countries and visits four of Europe’s classic beer destinations. The trip includes beer tastings, escorted pub crawls, guided city tours, brewery visits, special meals and more in Holland, Belgium and Germany. The trip will include visits to famous breweries such as La Trappe, Cantillon, Uerige and Fruh.

BeerTrips.com has been providing unique beer travel experiences to destinations around the world since 1998. BeerTrips.com is offering this special Pints for Prostates group tour to Belgium on a limited basis. A total of 14 slots will be sold for this tour at $2,995 double occupancy ($635 single supplement), plus air. The trip includes nine nights lodging in centrally located hotels; breakfast daily, 4 beer dinners and 3 beer lunches; and train and coach transportation. Details on this trip can be found at www.BeerTrips.com.

The tour will be hosted by Pints for Prostates founder and beer journalist Rick Lyke. Lyke has been writing about beer, wine and spirits for more than 30 years and has traveled extensively in Europe. Pints for Prostates is a 501(c)3 charity that reaches men through the universal language of beer with an important health message.

“BeerTrips.com has put together a fantastic trip to four amazing beer cities,” said Lyke. “We are thrilled to continue our partnership to help us raise funds and spread the word to men about the importance of regular prostate health screenings and early detection.”

“This is one of the favorite BeerTrips.com itineraries because it covers such a range of classic beer styles,” said Mike Saxton, founder of BeerTrips.com. “We offer small groups an intimate experience with the chance for insider tours of some of the most famous breweries in the world. If you love beer and love to travel, this gives you the chance to experience a great visit to Europe, enjoying history, culture, food and beer along the way.”

As part of the BeerTrips.com and Pints for Prostates partnership, Pints for Prostates will raffle a trip for two for the special trip. For a $10 donation for a single ticket, $25 donation for three tickets or $50 for seven tickets, donors will be entered to win the trip that includes:

• The BeerTrips.com ABCDs of Beer trip for two Sept. 12-22, 2013

• Roundtrip Airfare for Two from the Continental United States

• Nine Nights in Fine Centrally Located Hotels

• Brewery Tours

• Escorted Pub Crawls

• Guided City Tours

• Breakfasts Daily/4 Beer Dinners/3 Beer Lunches

• Train & Private Coach Transportation


The total value of the trip for two is estimated at $8,500. The drawing will be held on July 28, 2013. The prize is non-transferable. No cash substitute will be offered. The winner and their guest are responsible for obtaining passports and all trip related costs not outlined above. You must be 21 years old to enter.

About BeerTrips.com

Beer Trips.com was founded in 1998 to offer serious beer people the opportunity to travel to the world’s best beer destinations with other people who love great beer. Beer and travel, travel and beer — these are two of our favorite things. Both, in our estimation, are worth a fair amount of life’s energy. Our goal, and our very reason for existing, is to take our travelers the best beer destinations, drink, taste and enjoy the best beers, meet the beer-loving people of the countries we visit, and explore the history, culture, art and architecture of the interesting places where beer “grew up”. To do this we stay in nice, well-located hotels, eat at great restaurants that emphasize beer in their fare, and visit breweries, brew pubs, cafes, and museums that enhance our understanding and appreciation of beer and its rich history and culture


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).

Tuesday, September 04, 2012

Tuesday Tasting: Martin Miller’s Gin


Tuesday Tasting is a regular feature of Lyke2Drink that explores some of the best beers, wines and spirits on the market. This week we sample an English gin.

In the 11th Century Italian monks are said to have been the first to distill spirits using juniper berries, gin’s base flavoring agent. A German-born physician and scientist who spent most of his life in the Netherlands, Franciscus Sylvius, is given credit for developing the first modern day gin during the 1600s. During the Eighty Years War (1568-1648) British troops fighting in Holland against the Spanish nicknamed gin “Dutch Courage” because it could calm the nerves before battle. William of Orange helped make gin popular in England, but it was heavy taxes imposed on imported spirits and the permitting of unregulated distilling – much of it taking place in private homes -- in the U.K. that caused an explosion in gin production. Thousands of “Gin Mills” popped up. When Parliament tried to get things under control in 1736 by passing the Gin Act there were riots in the streets.

But gin also has a classy side best articulated by James Bond, the British 007 secret agent created by novelist Ian Fleming. In “Casino Royale,” Bond orders a Vesper Martini and is quite specific in the recipes, telling a barkeeper: “Three measures of Gordon’s (gin), one of vodka, half a measure of Kina Lillet. Shake it very well until it’s ice-cold, then add a large slice of lemon-peel.” When it comes to gin, most of us don't think of Italy or Holland. We think of England.

Martin Miller, a publisher, concert promoter and hotelier, got in the gin business in 1999 with two friends after being served a lackluster gin and tonic in a pint beer glass at a London pub.


“I was looking at it and thinking, ‘This is our national drink? What’s happened to gin? Where’s our pride?’” Miller recalls. “We talked a bit and decided we should make a great gin for ourselves. The worse thing that could happen is we’d have a lifetime supply of gin.”

Martin Miller’s Gin is made using a pot still and macerated the botanicals to release the oils. The process took two years to find the right combination of ingredients. “We actually do two separate distillations, one that is earthy and the other that has a citrus character. Then we marry them,” Miller says. “It gives you clarity of flavor. There is a distinctive citrus note without being overpowering.”

The distillate for Martin Miller’s Gin is made in England and then shipped to Iceland where pure water is used to finish the product. There is a nice lively nose to the gin and the orange zest peaks through in a balanced flavor profile. This is a nice cocktail gin with plenty of body.

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Tuesday Tasting: Parker's Heritage Collection Master Distiller's Blend of Mashbills


Tuesday Tasting is a regular feature of Lyke2Drink that explores some of the best beers, wines and spirits on the market. This week we sample the 2012 release of a great Bourbon series.

Heaven Hill Distilleries has sent me a sample of the annual release of Parker's Heritage Collection of American Whiskey Series and this one has the makings of an instant classic. The collection pays tribute to Parker Beam, a sixth generation master distiller. The Parker's Heritage Collection Master Distiller's Blend of Mashbills features 11 year old rye-based Bourbons the distillery uses for brands like Elijah Craig and Evan Williams, mixed with Old Fitzgerald wheated mashbill whiskey. The release will be from three different dumps, each with slightly different barrel proofs. The bottle I sampled was from the first batch and has a proof of 131.6.

Parker's Heritage Collection Master Distiller's Blend of Mashbills is the sixth in the annual series. It has a warm wood color and a friendly caramelized nose. Even uncut, this barrel strength whiskey is smooth. A small splash of water allows the Bourbon to open. The rye is clear and rich, but it is softened around the edges by the wheat. Nice levels of baking spice and a finish that has plenty of nut and sweet praline character.

The 750 milliliter bottle has a suggest price of $80. About 7,500 will be distributed.