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Saturday, August 08, 2015

Denver Rare Beer Tasting VII Releases Beer List

DENVER, CO – The list of beers that will be poured by 50 of America’s top craft brewers at the Denver Rare Beer Tasting VII has been released by Pints for Prostates.

The prostate cancer awareness event will be held on Sept. 25 in Colorado during the same weekend as the Great American Beer Festival. VIP tickets for the event sold out in less than three hours, but a very limited supply of general admission tickets are still available for the tasting.  The Denver Rare Beer Tasting VII features rare, exotic and vintage beers and the opportunity to meet the men and women who made them.

“The beer list for the Denver Rare Beer Tasting VII is a once in a lifetime collection of craft beer indulgence,” said Rick Lyke, founder of Pints for Prostates. “This event gives us a platform to reach men through the universal language of beer and we appreciate the support of the craft beer community.”

Beers that are expected to be poured at the event include:
  •  Abbey Tripel Reserve, Abbey Brewing, Abiquiu, N.M.*
  •  25th Anniversary Perseverance Ale, Alaskan Brewing, Juneau, Alaska
  •  Vallum, Avery Brewing, Boulder, Colo.
  •  Barrel 178, Bear Republic Brewing, Healdsburg, Calif.
  •  Bell’s Tawny Port Baltic Porter, Bell’s Brewing, Kalamazoo, Mich.
  •  2012 Oak Aged Cherry Biere de Noel, Big Sky Brewing, Missoula, Mont.
  •  Samuel Adams Kosmic Mother Funk Grand Cru & Samuel Adams Utopias, Boston Beer, Boston, Mass.
  •  Love Child No. 5 & 2013 Bourbon Barrel Quad, Boulevard Brewing, Kansas City, Mo.
  •  Brandy-Barrel Rye Wine & Birra Minestra, Breakside Brewery, Portland, Ore.*
  •  Brooklyn Hand & Seal, Cognac Edition (Ghost Bottle), The Brooklyn Brewery, Brooklyn, N.Y.
  •  Bourgogne Blanc, Bruery Terreux, Placentia, Calif.
  •  Pumpkin Smash & White Raspberry, Cascade Brewing, Portland, Ore.
  •  The Cut: Bing Cherry, Casey Brewing & Blending, Glenwood Springs, Colo.*
  •  Black Gold, Central Waters Brewing, Amherst, Wisc.*
  •  Nightmare on Brett Port Barrel Aged, Nightcap & L'Brett d'Cherry, Crooked Stave Artisan Beer, Denver, Colo.
  •  [Banished] Tough Love I Barrel-Aged Imperial Stout I, Crux Fermentation Project, Bend, Ore.*
  •  Collage (Conflux No. 1), Deschutes Brewery, Bend, Ore.
  •  Barrel Aged Palo Santo & Festina Lente, Dogfish Head Craft Brewery, Milton, Del.
  •  Mango Tango, Elevation Beer Company, Poncha Springs, Colo.
  •  Old Sage Brett & 2011Brainless on Cherries Belgian-Style Ale, Epic Brewing, Salt Lake City, Utah
  •  Firestone Walker XVII & Maltose Falcon, Firestone Walker Brewing, Paso Robles, Calif.
  •  Bourbon Barrel Aged Sexual Chocolate, Foothills Brewing, Winston-Salem, N.C.
  •  Barrel Aged Snowed In, Funky Buddha Brewing, Oakland Park, Fla.*
  •  2014 Proprietor’s Bourbon County Brand Stout, Goose Island Brewing, Chicago, Ill.
  •  American Sour, Grand Teton Brewing, Victor, Idaho
  •  A Sour Patch Divided, Great Divide Brewing, Denver, Colo.
  •  Once Upon A Time & The Count Whiskey Barrel Aged Russian Imperial Stout, Grimm Brothers Brewhouse, Loveland, Colo.
  •  Barrel-Aged B.O.R.I.S. VAN WINK Imperial Stout & Barrel-Aged Silk Porter, Hoppin’ Frog Brewing, Akron, Ohio*
  •  Ursae, Jolly Pumpkin Artisan Ales, Ann Arbor, Mich.
  •  Laughing Dog Tenth Anniversary Barrel Aged Imperial Rye Ale, Laughing Dog Brewing, Ponderay, Idaho
  •  Cable Car, The Lost Abbey, San Marcos, Calif.
  •  Saranac Javanac & Saranac Imperial Barrel-Aged Rye Porter, F.X. Matt Brewing, Utica, N.Y.
  •  Whiskey Barrel-Aged Blackberry Barley Wine Ale, New Belgium Brewing, Fort Collins, Colo.
  •  2013 Incorrigible White Sour, New Holland Brewing, Holland, Mich.
  •  2014 Bourbon Barrel and Vanilla Bean Aged Olde Voyager & Between the Berries and Me, NoDa Brewing, Charlotte, N.C.
  •  Genesis 2015, NXNW Restaurant and Brewery, Austin, Texas
  •  Ignorance is Bliss, Odell Brewing, Fort Collins, Colo.
  •  ProCATstination, Perennial Artisan Ales, St. Louis, Mo.
  •  Anniversary Ale #3, River North Brewery, Denver, Colo.
  •  Cold Brew IPA, Rogue Ales, Newport, Ore.
  •  Twig and Berry, Schooner Exact Brewing, Seattle, Wash.*
  •  Barrel-Aged Rain Check Spiced Stout, Sierra Nevada Brewing, Mills River, N.C.
  •  Ornette, Spangalang Brewery, Denver, Colo.*
  •  Fydoor’s Classic, Stone Brewing, Escondido, Calif.
  •  Barrel-Aged Batch 666: Sympathy for the Devil, Sun King Brewing, Indianapolis, Ind.
  •  Barrel Aged Balt the More & Barrel Aged Old Pro with Peaches, Union Craft Brewery, Baltimore, Md.
  •  Mountain Man & Verboppin' Frogoten, Verboten Brewing, Loveland, Colo.*
  •  Dark Arts: Tequila Barrel-Aged Imperial Stout with Brett and Espresso & Montmarretto: Barrel-Aged Sour with Montmorency Cherries and Almonds, Wicked Weed Brewing, Asheville, N.C.
  •  Tart Project: Saison, Wormtown Brewing, Worcester, Mass.
  •  2014 Chianti Brett Saison With Sangiovese Grapes & Deux Rouges Grand Cru (Batch Two), Yazoo Brewing, Nashville, Tenn.*
 (* Indicates first appearance at Denver Rare Beer Tasting.)

In addition to the beer and silent auction donations made by participating breweries, the Denver Rare Beer Tasting VII is being sponsored in part by DRAFT Magazine and Zenan USA.  Additional sponsorship packages are still available for companies that wish to take part in this boutique 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 six Denver Rare Beer Tastings sold out several 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 Denver Rare Beer Tasting ticket holders will be entered into a drawing for a 9-night BeerTrips.com organized tour for two from Sept. 21 to Oct. 1, 2016, to Prague, Bamberg and Munich for Oktoberfest. 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 Europe on a trip that 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. Complete details on this year’s destination will be announced shortly.

“The Denver Rare Beer Tasting is a fun afternoon and a great atmosphere, with a serious mission: raising awareness about prostate cancer,” said Lyke.  “The craft beer community has embraced this event and made it a tradition. We are proud that brewers and beer fans alike have joined the fight against 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.

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 233,000 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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