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Thursday, September 18, 2014

Pints for Prostates Ultimate European Beer Tour Scheduled for Oct. 8-18, 2015

CHARLOTTE, N.C. – BeerTrips.com has put together a special beer tour of Belgium, Germany and the Czech Republic to benefit Pints for Prostates. The guided beer adventure will take place from Oct. 8-18, 2015.

The nine night dream trip includes stops in Brussels, Cologne, Bamberg and Prague.  The trip includes beer tastings, escorted pub crawls, guided city walks, brewery tours, special beer and food pairing meals, and more.

BeerTrips.com is offering this special Pints for Prostates group tour to Europe to the public on a limited basis at $2,995 (+ air) based on double occupancy ($635 single room supplement). The tour will be hosted by Pints for Prostates founder and beer journalist Rick Lyke. A preliminary trip itinerary is available at BeerTrips.com.

“This will be the fifth time we have teamed up with BeerTrips.com for a special Pints for Prostates trip and this tour visits the essential European beer capitals,” said Lyke. “The partnership between Pints for Prostates and BeerTrips.com has helped us raise funds and spread the word to men about the importance of regular prostate health screenings and early detection.”

“This itinerary visits some of the most popular BeerTrips.com destinations and exposes travels to a wide range of beer styles and culture,” 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 three countries that offer a tremendous variety of beers.”

As part of the BeerTrips.com partnership, Pints for Prostates will raffle a trip for two for the special tour. 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. 8-18, 2015
• 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/4 Beer Dinners and 4 Beer Lunches
• Train and Private Coach Transportation

The total value of the trip for two is estimated at $9,000. The drawing will be held on July 26, 2015. 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 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).

 

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Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Denver Rare Beer Tasting VI Beer List Features Exotic Brews from 50 Leading Craft Brewers


DENVER, CO – Pints for Prostates has released a list of beers that 50 brewers are scheduled to pour beer at the Denver Rare Beer Tasting VI on Oct. 3.

 

The prostate cancer awareness event will be held during the same weekend as the Great American Beer Festival. The Denver Rare Beer Tasting VI features the chance to sample rare, exotic and vintage beers and the opportunity to meet the men and women who made them.

 

“The Denver Rare Beer Tasting is about the passion and craftsmanship behind some of America’s hardest to find brews,” said Rick Lyke, founder of Pints for Prostates. “These talented craft brewers bring out some amazing exotic and vintage beers to help us raise awareness about a disease that impacts nearly 240,000 men annually in the United States.”
The beer list for Denver Rare Beer Tasting VI includes:
  • Alaskan Brewing, Juneau, Alaska, Alaskan Eisbock;
  • AleSmith Brewing, San Diego, Calif., 2012 Barrel Aged Grand Cru;
  • Allagash Brewing, Portland, Maine, Neddles;
  • Avery Brewing, Boulder, Colo., Thensaurum;
  • Big Sky Brewing, Missoula, Mont., 2012 Barrel Aged Biere de Noel;
  • Boston Beer, Boston, Mass., Samuel Adams KMF Grand Cru;
  • Breckenridge Brewery, Breckenridge, Colo.*, 2014 Barleywine Batch #1;
  • The Bruery, Placentia, Calif., Befuddlement;
  • Cascade Brewing, Portland, Ore., 2011 Tangerine Dream NW & 2013 Cerise Nouveau;
  • Dogfish Head Craft Brewery, Milton, Del., Bourbon Barrel Aged WWS & Wood Aged Noble Rot;
  • Ecliptic Brewing, Portland, Ore.*, Orange Giant Barleywine;
  • Elevation Beer, Poncha Springs, Colo., Elitist;
  • Elysian Brewing, Seattle, Wash., The Gourdfather Pumpkin Barleywine;
  • Figueroa Mountain Brewing, Santa Barbara, Calif.*, The Grendel;
  • Firestone Walker Brewing, Paso Robles, Calif., Helldorado & Tequila Merkin;
  • Fremont Brewing, Seattle, Wash.*, Cowiche Canyon Fresh Hop;
  • Full Sail Brewing, Hood River, Ore., 2007 Old Boardhead Barleywine;
  • Fullsteam Brewery, Durham, N.C.*, Tree-to-Sea Gose;
  • AC Golden Brewing, Golden, Colo., 2012 Ctyat, Dark Kriek,  2014 Imperial Stout;
  • Grand Teton Brewery, Victor, Idaho*, Huckleberry Sour;
  • Great Divide Brewing, Denver, Colo., Red Sophia;
  • Green Flash Brewing, San Diego, Calif.*, Little Freak;
  • Grimm Brothers Brewhouse, Loveland, Colo.*, The Wooden Path;
  • Harpoon Brewery, Boston, Mass., Oatmeal Pale Ale & 2011 Chocolate Stout on Brett;
  • Hogshead Brewery, Denver, Colo.*, Divine Right Russian Imperial Stout;
  • Holy City Brewing, Charleston, S.C.*, 2012 Barrel-Aged New Year’s Resolution Doppelbock;
  • Jester King Craft Brewery, Austin, Texas, Snörkel;
  • Jolly Pumpkin Artisan Ales, Dexter, Mich., Lupulo de Hielo;
  • Laughing Dog Brewing, Ponderay, Idaho, 2008 Dogfather Imperial Stout;
  • Laughing Sun Brewing, Bismarck, N.D.*, 19th Amendment Stout;
  • The Lost Abbey, San Marcos, Calif., Whiskey Barrel-Aged Serpent's Stout;
  • Maui Brewing, Lahaina, Hawaii*, A'a Imperial Golden Ale;
  • Nebraska Brewing, Papillion, Neb., Attack of the 50 Foot Brunette;
  • New Belgium Brewing, Fort Collins, Colo., Oscar Kissed Cherry;
  • NoDa Brewing, Charlotte, N.C., Bourbon Barrel-Aged Olde Voyager & Pappy Van Winkle Bourbon Barrel-Aged Monstro;
  • NXNW Restaurant & Brewery, Austin, Texas*, Funk Jack;
  • Olde Mecklenburg Brewing, Charlotte, N.C., Bourbon Barrel-Aged Anniversary Alt;
  • Oskar Blues Brewing, Lyons, Colo., The White Buffalo West Coast IPA;
  • Perennial Artisan Ales, St. Louis, Mo., Barrel-Aged Sump;
  • Prairie Artisan Ales, Krebs, Ok., Return of the Legend (Balcones Barrel);
  • River North Brewery, Denver, Colo., River North Oud Bruin;
  • Rogue Ales, Newport, Ore., Rogue Oregon Oak Whiskey Barrel-Aged Doppelsticke;
  • Sierra Nevada Brewing, Chico, Calif., Barrel-Aged Breakfast at Chico’s;
  • Stone Brewing, Escondido, Calif., 2005 Double Bastard;
  • Thirsty Dog Brewing, Akron, Ohio, Cerasus Dog Flanders Style Sour with Michigan Cherries;
  • Tröegs Brewing, Hershey, Pa., LaGrave;
  • Union Craft Brewery, Baltimore, Md.*, Barrel-Aged Chessie the Barleywine & 2012 Snow Pants Oatmeal Stout;
  • Weyerbacher Brewing, Easton, Pa., Pariah​;
  • Wicked Weed Brewing, Asheville, N.C., Genesis;
  • Wormtown Brewing, Worcester, Mass.*, Tart Project Flanders Red.

(* Indicates first appearance at Denver Rare Beer Tasting.)
 
Tickets for the event are on sale now.  VIP tickets for the event are sold out, but a limited number of general admission tickets are still available for $110 each for the 1-4 p.m. tasting.  Each attendee receives a commemorative tasting glass, t-shirt, program and pen. A buffet lunch is included in the ticket price and guests will have the chance to bid in a silent auction that includes a variety of unique beer experiences and collectibles. The event will be held this year on two floors of the McNichols Civic Center Building at 144 W. Colfax Ave.

 

All ticket holders to this year’s Denver Rare Beer Tasting will be entered into a drawing for a 9-night BeerTrips.com organized tour for two of Belgium, the Czech Republic and Germany. 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 travel to Brussels, Prague, Bamberg and Cologne from Oct. 8-18, 2015. The trip includes roundtrip airfare from the continental U.S., 9 nights hotel, ground transportation, brewery tours, pub crawls, guided city tours, 9 breakfasts, 4 beer lunches and 4 beer dinners.

 

“Funds raised at the Denver Rare Beer Tasting are used to fund free men’s health screenings and for support groups for men and their families fighting the disease” said Lyke.  “We reach men through the universal language of beer.”

 

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.

 

Sponsorship packages are available for companies that wish to support and take part in the event.

 

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).


Thursday, July 31, 2014

Brewery List Released for Denver Rare Beer Tasting VI


Tickets Now on Sale for Oct. 3 Pints for Prostates Awareness Event

DENVER, CO – A final list of 50 brewers committed to pour beer at the Denver Rare Beer Tasting VI has been released by Pints for Prostates. 
 
The prostate cancer awareness event will be held on Oct. 3 in Colorado during the same weekend as the Great American Beer Festival. The Denver Rare Beer Tasting VI features the chance to sample rare, exotic and vintage beers from 50 of America’s top craft breweries and the opportunity to meet the men and women who made them. 
 
“We are excited by the support of a terrific list of breweries that are reaching deep into their beer cellars for prized brews to pour at the Denver Rare Beer Tasting VI,” said Rick Lyke, founder of Pints for Prostates. “The craft beer community is stepping up to help us reach men through the universal language of beer.”  
 
Brewers who have committed to attend the event include:
 
Alaskan Brewing, Juneau, Alaska
 
AleSmith Brewing, San Diego, Calif.
 
Allagash Brewing, Portland, Maine
 
Avery Brewing, Boulder, Colo.
 
Big Sky Brewing, Missoula, Mont.
 
Boston Beer, Boston, Mass.
 
Breckenridge Brewery, Breckenridge, Colo.*
 
The Bruery, Placentia, Calif.
 
Cascade Brewing, Portland, Ore.
 
Dogfish Head Craft Brewery, Milton, Del.
 
Ecliptic Brewing, Portland, Ore.*
 
Elevation Beer, Poncha Springs, Colo.
 
Elysian Brewing, Seattle, Wash.
 
Figueroa Mountain Brewing, Santa Barbara, Calif.*
 
Firestone Walker Brewing, Paso Robles, Calif.
 
Fremont Brewing, Seattle, Wash.*
 
Full Sail Brewing, Hood River, Ore.
 
Fullsteam Brewing, Durham, N.C.*
 
AC Golden Brewing, Golden, Colo.
 
Grand Teton Brewery, Victor, Idaho*
 
Great Divide Brewing, Denver, Colo.
 
Green Flash Brewing, San Diego, Calif.*
 
Grimm Brothers Brewhouse, Loveland, Colo.*
 
Harpoon Brewery, Boston, Mass.
 
Hogshead Brewery, Denver, Colo.*
 
Holy City Brewing, Charleston, S.C.*
 
Jester King Craft Brewery, Austin, Texas
 
Jolly Pumpkin Artisan Ales, Dexter, Mich.
 
Laughing Dog Brewing, Ponderay, Idaho
 
Laughing Sun Brewing, Bismarck, N.D.*
 
The Lost Abbey, San Marcos, Calif.
 
Maui Brewing, Lahaina, Hawaii*
 
Nebraska Brewing, Papillion, Neb.
 
New Belgium Brewing, Fort Collins, Colo.
 
NoDa Brewing, Charlotte, N.C.
 
NXNW Restaurant & Brewery, Austin, Texas*
 
Olde Mecklenburg Brewing, Charlotte, N.C.
 
Oskar Blues Brewing, Lyons, Colo.
 
Perennial Artisan Ales, St. Louis, Mo.
 
Prairie Artisan Ales, Krebs, Ok.
 
River North Brewery, Denver, Colo.
 
Rogue Ales, Newport, Ore.
 
Sierra Nevada Brewing, Chico, Calif.
 
Stone Brewing, Escondido, Calif.
 
Thirsty Dog Brewing, Akron, Ohio
 
Tröegs Brewing, Hershey, Pa.
 
Union Craft Brewery, Baltimore, Md.*
 
Weyerbacher Brewing, Easton, Pa.
 
Wicked Weed Brewing, Asheville, N.C.
 
Wormtown Brewing, Worcester, Mass.*
 
(* Indicates first appearance at Denver Rare Beer Tasting.) 
 
Breweries bring some of their rarest brews to the annual tasting.  The beer list for the Denver Rare Beer Tasting VI will be released prior to the event. A list of beers poured during the first five years is available on the Pints for Prostates website. 
 
Tickets for the event are on sale now.  VIP tickets for the event are sold out, but general admission tickets are still available for $110 each for the 1-4 p.m. tasting.  Each attendee receives a commemorative tasting glass, t-shirt, program and pen. 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. The first five Denver Rare Beer Tastings sold out in advance. The event will be held this year on two floors of the McNichols Civic Center Building at 144 W. Colfax Ave. 
 
All ticket holders to this year’s Denver Rare Beer Tasting will be entered into a drawing for a 9-night BeerTrips.com organized tour for two of Belgium, the Czech Republic and Germany. 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 travel to Brussels, Prague, Bamberg and Cologne from Oct. 8-18, 2015. The trip includes roundtrip airfare from the continental U.S., 9 nights hotel, ground transportation, brewery tours, pub crawls, guided city tours, 9 breakfasts, 4 beer lunches and 4 beer dinners. 
 
“The Denver Rare Beer Tasting is an annual celebration of beer passion. Beer fans get to taste a collection of beers that few people have the opportunity to enjoy, while rubbing elbows with the talented brewers,” said Lyke.  “It is a fun afternoon and a great atmosphere, with a serious mission: raising awareness about prostate cancer.” 
 
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. 
 
Sponsorship packages are available for companies that wish to support and take part in the event. 
 
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).


Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Seattle Artisan Beer Tasting Brewery and Beer List Released

SEATTLE – The brewery and beer list for the inaugural Seattle Artisan Beer Tasting on Aug. 16 has been released. The Pints for Prostates benefit event featuring a collection of more than two dozen artisan beers and food will be held in two sessions at the Pike Brewing Beer Garden on a roof top with a magnificent view of Puget Sound.
 
Presented by DRAFT Magazine  and sponsored by Dendreon, the Seattle-based biotechnology company that targets cancer, the event features some of America’s leading craft brewers along with selected classic imported brews will be poured at the outdoor event accompanied by food prepared by the chefs at the Pike Pub and Brewery. The two sessions on Aug. 16, 2-5 p.m. and 6-9 p.m., will each be limited to 140 guests.
 
Fourteen brewers and importers will be pouring a unique collection of beers at the event. The brewery and beer list includes:
 
  • AleSmith Brewing of San Diego, Calif., 2013 Barrel-Aged Speedway Stout and AleSmith Anvil ESB;
  • Big Sky Brewing of Missoula, Mont., Barrel-Aged Power Wagon Wheat Wine and Slow Elk Oatmeal Stout;
  • Dogfish Head Craft Brewery of Milton, Del., 90 Minute IPA and 2012 Red & White;
  • Double Mountain Brewery, Hood River, Ore., LuLu Saison, Sacre Bleu Belgian Dubbel and Double Mountain IRA;
  • Elysian Brewing, Seattle, Wash., Night Owl Pumpkin Ale and Space Dust IPA;
  • Global Beer Network, Middleton, Mass., Gulden Draak and St. Louis Gueuze Fond Tradition Kriek;
  • Jolly Pumpkin Artisan Ales of Dexter, Mich., Luciérnaga and Parcela;
  • Laughing Dog Brewing of Ponderay, Idaho, Summer Peach Sour and Trippel Squared;
  • Merchant Du Vin of Seattle, Wash., Samuel Smith’s Organic Apricot Ale, Lindemans Cuvee Rene Gueuze Lambic and Brasserie du Bocq Saison 1858;
  • Pike Brewery of Seattle, Wash., Pike Entire Wood Aged Stout and Pike Double Hopulus IPA;
  • Rogue Ales of Newport, Ore., Rogue Farms 7 Hop IPA and Rogue Farms Honey Kolsch;
  • Schooner Exact Brewing of Seattle, Wash., Dark Raspberry Sour Ale and 2014 Barrel-Aged Imperial Porter;
  • Sierra Nevada Brewing of Chico, Calif., Rain Check Spiced Stout and Barrel-Aged Scotch Ale;
  • Unibroue of Chambly, Quebec, La Fin du Monde and Blanche de Chambly.
“The Seattle Artisan Beer Tasting celebrates beer craftsmanship and helps raise funds for the Pints for Prostates campaign,” said Rick Lyke, a beer journalist who founded Pints for Prostates following successful prostate cancer surgery in 2008. “We are bringing together some great beer and food in a unique setting to reach men with a critical message about the importance of prostate cancer screenings and paying attention to their health.”

Tickets for the event are $65 with a $5 service fee online via ETIX. Tickets include unlimited beer samples, a commemorative tasting glass and food samples in an unforgettable setting overlooking Puget Sound.  The event is being held at the Pike Brewery Beer Garden, on the roof of 84 Union St. (at the Post Alley) in Seattle adjacent to the historic Pike Place Market. Funds raised by Pints for Prostates help to support the group’s awareness mission, as well as funding free men’s health screenings provided by the Prostate Conditions Education Council and support groups organized by the Us TOO International Prostate Cancer Education and Support Network.


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).


Sunday, July 06, 2014

Beer Naming Contest Gives Chance to Win a Free 6-Month Membership to The Rare Beer Club


Lake Forest, CA – The Rare Beer Club™ is collaborating with Fullsteam Brewery in

Durham, NC to create this year’s Pints for Prostates/Rare Beer Club™ exclusive beer.  Pints for Prostates raises awareness among men about the importance of regular health screenings and PSA testing through the universal language of beer and has been working together with The Rare Beer Club™ and U.S. craft breweries for the last five years creating inventive and exciting beers to help communicate their mission statement. 

The beer will be featured in the club in September 2014, coinciding with National Prostate Cancer Awareness month and will be named exclusively by the public, as anyone can submit names for the beers on the official contest page.
 
Fullsteam wants this special beer to truly celebrate their "plow-to-pint" mission, highlighting the diversity and beauty of North Carolina. To that end, they’ve crafted a Spruce Pine Gose, a piney, tart, and slightly salty beer, incorporating ingredients from the North Carolina mountains (spruce pine tips), Piedmont (winter wheat), and coast (Outer Banks sea salt).  Contestants are encouraged to visit the brewery’s website to view other beer names to note the current voice and naming conventions used by the brewery. 

Entering the Contest

Although the new beer will only be available to members of The Rare Beer Club™, both members and non-members are invited to enter the contest, and submit up to three entry names for the new beer.  The contest officially begins on July 3rd, 2014.  Entrants will have until Friday, July 11th at 2 pm PST to submit up to three names.  Finalists will be chosen by The Rare Beer Club™, Pints for Prostates and Fullsteam at which time contestants, club members and the general public can vote for their favorite name.  The contest winner will be announced on Monday July 21st.

 
To receive these special beers, join the Rare Beer Club™ online or call 800-625-8238 and be sure to start your membership by September, 2014 or earlier. 


About The Rare Beer Club™ and The Microbrewed Beer of the Month 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, The Rare Beer 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. More information is available at www.beermonthclub.com.

 About Fullsteam Brewery
Fullsteam is a Durham, North Carolina production brewery and tavern inspired by the food and farm traditions of the South. Their mission is to pioneer the art of Distinctly Southern Beer, brewing traditional and experimental beers with a Southern sensibility, often incorporating local farmed goods, heirloom grains, and seasonal botanicals.  More information is available at http://www.fullsteam.ag/.

 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).

Wednesday, July 02, 2014

Partial Brewery List Released for Denver Rare Beer Tasting VI

                                                                               

DENVER, CO – A partial list of 32 brewers that have committed to pour beer at the Denver Rare Beer Tasting VI has been released by Pints for Prostates.

The prostate cancer awareness event will be held on Oct. 3 in Colorado during the same weekend as the Great American Beer Festival. The Denver Rare Beer Tasting VI features the chance to sample rare, exotic and vintage beers from more than 40 of America’s top craft breweries and the opportunity to meet the men and women who made them.

“We are excited by the support of a terrific list of breweries that are reaching deep into their beer cellars for prized brews to pour at the Denver Rare Beer Tasting VI,” said Rick Lyke, founder of Pints for Prostates. “The craft beer community is stepping up to help us reach men through the universal language of beer.”

Brewers who have already committed to beer at the event include:
  • Alaskan Brewing, Juneau, Alaska
  • Allagash Brewing, Portland, Maine
  • Avery Brewing, Boulder, Colo.
  • Big Sky Brewing, Missoula, Mont.
  • Boston Beer, Boston, Mass.
  • The Bruery, Placentia, Calif.
  • Cascade Brewing, Portland, Ore.
  • Dogfish Head Craft Brewery, Milton, Del.
  • Ecliptic Brewing, Portland, Ore.
  • Elysian Brewing, Seattle, Wash.
  • Firestone Walker Brewing, Paso Robles, Calif.
  • Full Sail Brewing, Portland, Ore.
  • Fullsteam Brewing, Durham, N.C.
  • Grand Teton Brewery, Victor, Idaho
  • Great Divide Brewing, Denver, Colo.
  • Jester King Craft Brewery, Austin, Texas
  • Jolly Pumpkin Artisan Ales, Dexter, Mich.
  • Laughing Dog Brewing, Ponderay, Idaho
  • The Lost Abbey, San Marcos, Calif.
  • Nebraska Brewing, Papillion, Neb.
  • New Belgium Brewing, Fort Collins, Colo.
  • NoDa Brewing, Charlotte, N.C.
  • NXNW Restaurant & Brewery, Austin, Texas
  • Perennial Artisan Ales, St. Louis, Mo.
  • River North Brewery, Denver, Colo.
  • Rogue Ales, Newport, Ore.
  • Sierra Nevada Brewing, Chico, Calif.
  • Stone Brewing, Escondido, Calif.
  • Thirsty Dog Brewing, Akron, Ohio
  • Tröegs Brewing, Hershey, Pa.
  • Weyerbacher Brewing, Easton, Pa.
  • Wicked Weed Brewing, Asheville, N.C.

Breweries bring some of their rarest brews to the event.  The beer list for the Denver Rare Beer Tasting VI will be released prior to the event. A list of beers poured during the first five years is available on the Pints for Prostates website.

Tickets for the event are on sale now.  A very limited number of $150 VIP tickets allowing early entry to the event at Noon remain. General admission tickets are $110 each for the 1-4 p.m. event.  Each attendee receives a commemorative tasting glass, t-shirt, program and pen. 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. The first five Denver Rare Beer Tastings sold out 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 ticket holders to this year’s Denver Rare Beer Tasting will be entered into a drawing for a 9-night BeerTrips.com organized tour for two of Belgium, the Czech Republic and Germany. 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 travel to Brussels, Prague, Bamberg and Cologne from Oct. 8-18, 2015. The trip includes roundtrip airfare from the continental U.S., 9 nights hotel, ground transportation, brewery tours, pub crawls, guided city tours, 9 breakfasts, 4 beer lunches and 4 beer dinners.

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

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.

Sponsorship packages are available for companies that wish to support and take part in the event.

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).

Monday, June 16, 2014

Seattle Artisan Beer Tasting Scheduled for August 16


SEATTLE – DRAFT Magazine is presenting the inaugural Seattle Artisan Beer Tasting to benefit Pints for Prostates on Aug. 16. The event featuring a collection of two dozen artisan beers and food will be held in two sessions at the Pike Brewing Beer Garden on a roof top with a magnificent view of Puget Sound.

 

Beer from some of America’s leading craft brewers along with selected classic imported brews will be poured at the outdoor event accompanied by food prepared by the chefs at the Pike Pub and Brewery and specialty cheese from the Pacific Northwest. The two sessions, 2-5 p.m. and 6-9 p.m., will each be limited to 140 guests.

 

 “Seattle is the perfect place to celebrate artisan beer and its inter-relationship with great food,” said Evan Hughes, publisher of DRAFT Magazine. “We are proud to partner with Pints for Prostates to produce this fundraiser and help them reach men through the universal language of beer.”

 

Invitations have been extended to a dozen brewers and importers to take part in the event. So far AleSmith Brewing of San Diego, Calif.; Big Sky Brewing of Missoula, Mont.; Dogfish Head Craft Brewery of Milton, Del.; Jolly Pumpkin Artisan Ales of Ann Arbor, Mich.; Laughing Dog Brewing of Ponderay, Idaho; Merchant Du Vin of Seattle, Wash.; Pike Brewery of Seattle, Wash.; Rogue Ales of Newport, Ore.; Schooner Exact Brewing of Seattle, Wash.; and Sierra Nevada Brewing of Chico, Calif., have confirmed they will attend.

 

“The Seattle Artisan Beer Tasting is going to be an intimate celebration of beer craftsmanship that will help raise funds for the Pints for Prostates campaign,” said Rick Lyke, a beer journalist who founded Pints for Prostates following successful prostate cancer surgery in 2008. “We are bringing together some of the best beers in the world in a unique setting that a small group of beer enthusiasts will get the chance to enjoy.”

 

Tickets for the event are $65 with a $5 service fee online via ETIX. Tickets include unlimited beer samples, a commemorative tasting glass and food samples in an unforgettable setting overlooking Puget Sound.  The event is being held at the Pike Brewery Beer Garden, on the roof of 84 Union St. (at the Post Alley) in Seattle adjacent to the historic Pike Place Market. Funds raised by Pints for Prostates help to support the group’s awareness mission, as well as funding free men’s health screenings provided by the Prostate Conditions Education Council and support groups organized by the Us TOO International Prostate Cancer Education and Support Network.

 

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).

 

About DRAFT Magazine

DRAFT Magazine brings you the latest in beer and the life that pairs with it. From epicurean interests and world travel to sports and entertainment, DRAFT Magazine is a 360- degree view of the beer enthusiast’s lifestyle presented through a multi-media platform. Visit www.draftmag.com