Brewery & Beer List released, for this year's Denver Rare Beer Tasting.

Press Release

DENVER, CO – The beer list for the ninth annual Denver Rare Beer Tasting is a mix of rare, vintage and exotic brews from 68 of America’s most highly regarded craft brewers.

The Pints for Prostates fundraiser will be held on Oct. 6 in Colorado during the same weekend as the Great American Beer Festival. The beer list is a collection of barrel-aged, stylistically experimental, uniquely flavored and one-off brews giving beer aficionados the chance to explore cutting edge craft beer.

“Brewing craftsmanship and passion will be on display at this year’s Denver Rare Beer Tasting. This is the only time these amazing breweries and beers will come together in a single location,” said Rick Lyke, founder of Pints for Prostates. “We’re fortunate to get this kind of support from 68 amazingly creative breweries helping us to reach men through the universal language of beer.”

The provisional beer list for the event includes:


·       Against the Grain Olive You From My Head Tomatoes*

·       Alaskan Sea Smoke Aged in Laphroaig Scotch Barrel 

·       The Alchemist Skadoosh & Focal Banger*

·       AleSmith Rye Barrel-Aged Vietnamese Speedway Stout

·       Avery Black Eye

·       Bell’s Traverse City Whiskey Dagger Stout

·       Big Sky Barrel-Aged Ivan The Terrible Imperial Stout

·       Black Project Roswell*

·       Brooklyn Pendragon

·       The Bruery Hoarders Cuvée 2017

·       Cascade Pêché Fumé

·       Cerebral Rum Barrel-Aged Work From Home & Nectarine Drupaceous*

·       Coronado 2013 Barrel-Aged Old Scallywag

·       Crank Arm Roue Trois Rouge*

·       Crux [Banished] PCT Porter

·       Destihl Highway to the Danger Saizone*

·       Dry Dock Bligh’s Barleywine (3 year vertical 2014, 2015, 2016)*

·       Ecliptic 2016 Barrel-Aged Rastaban Oud Bruin

·       Firestone Walker Parabajava

·       Forager Magnus*

·       Fremont Barrel-Aged Unicorn Tears & Black Heron Project: Barrel-Aged Brett Saison

·       Full Sail 2008 Bourbon Imperial Porter & 2010 Old Boardhead Barleywine

·       Fullsteam Flanders-style Gold

·       Funky Buddha Mexican Coffee Tequila Barrel-Aged Stout

·       Grand Teton 2015 American Sour

·       Great Basin 385 Scytale Barrel-Aged Imperial Stout*

·       Great Divide Sour Hibernation Aged in Red Wine Barrels

·       Grimm Brothers Once Upon a Time

·       Hardywood Park Kentucky Christmas Morning & Mamaw's Mean Cobbler

·       Haw River Sazerac (High Country Cocktail Series No. 2), Bodhi Loves Chachi & Saxy Machismo Special Reserve

·       Intrepid Sojourner Barrel-Aged Imperial Turkish Coffee Stout*

·       Jester King Montmorency vs. Balaton & Bière de Coupage

·       Jolly Pumpkin Vampire

·       Joyride Tour Time Barleywine & Bourbon Barrel Aged Tour Time Barleywine*

·       Kane 2015 A Night to End All Dawns*

·       Lakewood Cuvée de Vélo*

·       Libertine 2017 Good Vibrations*

·       The Lost Abbey 24 Steps   

·       The Lost Borough 2016 Barrel-Aged Russian Imperial Stout*

·       Maui Skull Island Stout

·       Mikkeller SD Nurp On Wood*

·       New Belgium Straight from The Source

·       New Holland Dragon's Milk: Michigan Winter

·       NoDa Brewing 2017 Coffee Blend Monstro

·       Ozark Onyx 2017 Bourbon Double Cream Stout*

·       Pappy Slokum Brewmaster's Barrel Series #1*

·       Perennial Barrel-Aged 17

·       Perry Street 2015 Chardonnay Barrel-Aged Tripel*

·       Prison City Barrel-Aged Wham Whams*

·       Rhinegeist Double Oaked Mastodon*

·       River North Vicennial: Shadowman

·       Rogue Straight Outta Newport

·       Rowley Farmhouse Ales Cabernet Barrel-Aged Frambozen*  

·       Samuel Adams 2017 Utopias & Kosmic Mother Funk

·       Saranac Utica After Dark

·       Scratch Filé Saison*

·       Side Project Brewing Derivation Blend #7* 

·       Sierra Nevada Trip in the Woods Chateau Otra Vez

·       Spangalang Conjunction Junction

·       Stone Xocoveza Extra Anejo

·       Sun King Jimmy Jam

·       Three Floyds Battle of Charro II

·       Überbrew Alpha Force RAPDOM*

·       Uinta Cahoots Port Barrel-Aged Flanders-Style Red Ale

·       Unknown Awkward in Indonesia & 2016 Dirty Commie Heathen*

·       Verboten Little Nonsense: Double Cask

·       WeldWerks Peach Climacteric & Medianoche Reserve

·       Yazoo Vérifiez vos Fruits!

 (* Indicates first brewery appearance at Denver Rare Beer Tasting.)

Twenty-six breweries will be pouring beer at the event for the first time, while eight breweries have participated in all eight previous Denver Rare Beer Tastings. Breweries representing 28 states are on the list.

Denver Rare Beer Tasting IX is being sponsored in part by Cargill Craft Malt, Tavour, Grandstand Glassware & Apparel, and DRAFT Magazine, with logistical support from MicroStar.  Participating brewers donate these amazing beers, along with sought after silent auction beer experiences and collectibles.

While the unique beers are at the center of the event, attendees enjoy an experience that goes beyond what is in their glass. A special beer centric lunch created by Jensen Cummings of Brewed Food is included as part of the afternoon. Guests will have the chance to bid in an exciting Beer Lover’s Silent Auction. Denver Rare Beer Tasting ticket holders will be entered in a drawing for a five night Carolinas on My Mind Beer Adventure for two to Charlotte and Asheville, N.C., and Greenville, S.C. During the event, attendees can also participate in the Brewers Health Initiative, a free men’s health screening.

For the ninth consecutive year the Denver Rare Beer Tasting is sold out. VIP tickets sold out in just a few minutes and General Admission tickets were gone in less than two weeks, a new record for the event. The event will be held this year on two floors of the McNichols Civic Center Building at 144 W. Colfax Ave.

“Craft beer fans from across the U.S. and several foreign countries will get the chance at the Denver Rare Beer Tasting to sample a collection of beers that few people get the opportunity to enjoy, while rubbing elbows with some of the world’s most talented brewers,” said Lyke.  “Our goal is to encourage guys to take charges of their health, while raising funds to fight 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 161,000 new prostate cancer cases will be diagnosed in 2017 in the U.S. More information is available at Pints for Prostates also has a presence on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram (@pints4prostates).

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