Numerous breweries from the Pacific Northwest attend this year's Pints for Prostates

Numerous breweries from the Pacific Northwest attend this year's Pints for Prostates

Press Release

DENVER, CO – A group of 74 of America’s leading craft breweries will take part in the 10th annual Denver Rare Beer Tasting to raise funds for the Pints for Prostatescampaign. Preliminary information about the beers they expect to pour is starting to emerge.

The prostate cancer awareness event will be held on Sept. 21 in Colorado during the same weekend as the Great American Beer Festival. The Denver Rare Beer Tasting 10 features the chance to sample rare, exotic and vintage beers from dozens of leading craft breweries and the opportunity to meet the men and women who made them. VIP tickets for the event sold out in just one minute. There are a limited number of general admission tickets still available.

“The Denver Rare Beer Tasting is an annual celebration of beer passion and brewing craftsmanship. We’re humbled by the fact brewers bring some of the most unique beers on the planet to our event to help fight prostate cancer,” said Rick Lyke, founder of Pints for Prostates. “We reach men through the universal language of beer and are proud to help expand what people think when the topic turns to beer.”

Responses from breweries invited to the event are still coming in, but here is a nearly completely provisional list of brews expected to be poured at the Denver Rare Beer Tasting 10:

  • Alaskan Brewing, Juneau, Alaska, Barrel-Aged Heritage Coffee Brown

  • Alpine Dog Brewing, Denver, Colo., Bear Creek Distillery Single Barrel Bourbon Mocha Vanilla Bean Dyatlov Pass Incident Russian Imperial Stout*

  • Amalgam Brewing, Denver, Colo., Premiere Goat & Balaton Reduction*

  • AleSmith Brewing, San Diego, Calif., Mexican Speedway Stout

  • Atom Brewing, Erie, Colo.* Wheatwine

  • August Schell Brewing, New Ulm, Minn., Funk Junction Peach*

  • Avery Brewing, Boulder, Colo., Nox Reposado & Islay

  • Bell’s Brewery, Comstock, Mich., Batch 9,000 Ale (2010)

  • Big Sky Brewing, Missoula, Mont., Oak Aged Biere de Noel

  • Black Project Spontaneous & Wild Ales, Denver, Colo., Roswell & Cat Sabbath

  • The Brooklyn Brewery, Brooklyn, N.Y., Aglovale

  • Cascade Brewing, Portland, Ore., Fruitopian Noyaux

  • Casey Blending & Brewing, Glenwood Springs, Colo., Apricot East Bank Preserves

  • Cerebral Brewing, Denver, Colo., Barrel-Aged Ancient Ruins - Rocky Road

  • Departed Soles Brewing, Jersey City, N.J., Funk Rock Princess & Noble Soles*

  • Deschutes Brewery, Bend, Ore., Family Tree Peach Sour

  • Dry Dock Brewing, Aurora, Colo., Bligh’s Barleywine & Signature Series Coconut Belgian Dark

  • Ecliptic Brewing, Portland, Ore., 2016 Bourbon Barrel-Aged Orange Giant Barleywine

  • Fiction Beer, Denver, Colo., Barrel-Aged Malice and Darkness Variant*

  • Firestone Walker Brewing, Paso Robles, Calif., XVIII Anniversary Ale (2014)

  • Foothills Brewing, Winston-Salem, N.C., Dead and Berried Blackberry Imperial Stout

  • Forager Brewing, Rochester, Minn., Nillerzzzzz

  • Founders Brewing, Grand Rapids, Mich., CBS

  • Freetail Brewing, San Antonio, Texas, Raspberry Ananke & Port-Finished Whiskey Barrel-Aged La Muerta*

  • Fremont Brewing, Seattle, Wash., Three Matts 2018 & Coconut Edition B-Bomb 2017

  • Full Sail Brewing, Hood River, Ore., 2016 Top Sail Bourbon Barrel-Aged Imperial Porter

  • Fullsteam Brewery, Durham, N.C., Saskatoon Seems Nice

  • Garden Path Fermentation, Burlington, Wash., TBD*

  • Grand Teton Brewing, Victor, Idaho, 2016 Brett Saison

  • Great Divide Brewing Co., Denver, Colo., Wood Werks #1 Belgian-Style Sour, Wood Werks #2 Flemish-Style Sour & Wood Werks #3 Brown Rye Ale

  • Hardywood Park Craft Brewery, Richmond, Va., Bubby's Blackberry Cobbler

  • Intrepid Sojourner Beer Project, Denver, Colo., Rum Barrel-Aged Imperial Turkish Coffee Stout

  • Jester King Craft Brewery, Austin, Texas, Atrial Rubicite

  • Kane Brewing, Ocean, N.J., Barrel-Aged Sunday Brunch

  • Libertine Brewing, San Luis Obispo, Calif., High Rent

  • The Lost Abbey, San Marcos, Calif., Veritas Peach

  • Melvin Brewing, Alpine, Wyoming, Port Barrel Aged Ruckus

  • Moksa Brewing, Rocklin, Calif., Grasp of Darkness & Rad Berry Stout *

  • Modern Times Beer, San Diego, Calif., Monsters’ Park Aged in Spanish Brandy Barrels & Quadrajet*

  • New Belgium Brewing, Fort Collins, Colo., Apricot Foeder Dubbel

  • New Holland Brewing, Holland, Mich., 20th Anniversary Ale (2017)

  • New Realm Brewing, Atlanta, Ga., Reserve Tripel Aged in Rye Barrels*

  • NoDa Brewing, Charlotte, N.C., Olde “Fashion” Voyager

  • Odell Brewing, Fort Collins, Colo., Elephunk

  • Our Mutual Friend Brewing, Denver, Colo., 24FPS, Oud Bruin (2015), Fixed Blade (2017) & American Wild (various vintages)*

  • Ozark Beer Co., Rogers, Arkansas, Bourbon Double Cream Stout (2017 & 2018)

  • Perennial Artisan Ales, St. Louis, Mo., Barrel-Aged Vermilion

  • Perry Street Brewing, Spokane, Wash., Jubileum

  • The Rare Barrel, Berkeley, Calif., Cherry Home Sour Home, Garage Service & On the Shoulders of Giants*

  • Rhinegeist Brewery, Cincinnati, Ohio, Marg Monday Tequila Barrel-Aged Gose

  • River North Brewery, Denver, Colo., 2017 Vicennial Series: Barrel Aged God Complex, Barrel Aged Shadowman & Barrel Aged Father Time

  • Rogue Ales, Newport, Ore., Pinch Imperial Gose

  • Rowley Farmhouse Ales, Santa Fe, N.M., The Smoking Swede

  • Saint Arnold Brewing, Houston, Texas, Bishop’s Barrel 15 (2016)

  • Samuel Adams Brewery, Boston, Mass., Utopias Aged on Cherries & Kosmic Mother Funk

  • SanTan Brewing, Chandler, Ariz., Gose Añejo*

  • Saranac Brewery/F.X. Matt Brewing, Utica, N.Y., Blackberry Jam Sour

  • Side Project Brewing, Saint Louis, Mo., Derivation Blend #9

  • Sierra Nevada Brewing, Chico, Calif., Denver Super Rare Barrel-Aged Narwhal

  • Spangalang Brewery, Denver, Colo., Brut Imperial Lager

  • Springdale by Jack’s Abby, Framingham, Mass., Geography Bee Cuvee *

  • Stone Brewing, Escondido, Calif., Lost Abbey/Stone Sticks N’ Stones  

  • Stoup Brewing, Seattle, Wash., Funky Cold Bordelleaux*

  • Sun King Brewing, Indianapolis, Ind., The Velvet Fog

  • Surly Brewing, Minneapolis, Minn., Barrel-Aged Ten & Rosé

  • Three Floyds Brewing, Munster, Ind. TBD

  • Trophy Brewing, Raleigh, N.C., Heavyweight Champ Variant #3, Juneberry Sour Golden with Strawberries, Blueberries and Blackberries & Golden Sour Blend #2*

  • Union Craft Brewing, Baltimore, Md., Third Stone Apricot Sour

  • Verboten Brewing and Barrel Project, Loveland, Colo., Bourbon\Cognac Grow Old With You, Tiramisu Little Nonsense & I am Brut - IPA

  • WeldWerks Brewing, Greeley, Colo., TBD

  • Werk Force Brewing, Plainfield, Ill., Bourbon Barrel Aged Sleepy Bear with Coconut*

  • Woods Boss Brewing, Denver, Colo., Reviresco Scotch Ale Aged in Woodford Double Rye Whiskey Barrels*

  • Wormtown Brewery, Worcester, Mass., TN Tats -- Mexican Chocolate Edition

  • Yazoo Brewing, Nashville, Tenn., Deux Rouges (Cranberry & Cinnamon)

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

In addition to the beer and silent auction donations made by participating breweries, Craft Beer and Brewing is the media sponsor for the Denver Rare Beer Tasting 10 and logistical support is being provided by MicroStar.  Additional sponsorship packages are available for companies that wish to take part in this boutique tasting.

More than 95 percent of all tickets for the event have already been sold. The remaining general Admission tickets are $125 and available via AXS.com. Each attendee receives a commemorative tasting glass, t-shirt, program and pen. A special beer centric lunch created by Jensen Cummings of Brewed Food 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. During the event, attendees can also participate in the Brewers Health Initiative, a free men’s health screening. Last year, 165 men took advantage of the free blood test during GABF weekend in Denver.

“Each year the Denver Rare Beer Tasting is one of the most talked about events during the Great American Beer Festival weekend,” said Lyke.  “The beer list coming together is one that is impossible to duplicate. The combination of unique beers, talented brewers and devoted beer fans in the room creates a special atmosphere at the event.”

The first nine 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 in a drawing for a special beer trip for two. 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 receive a beer trip that includes roundtrip airfare from the continental U.S., hotel accommodations, ground transportation, brewery tours, pub crawls, beer lunches and beer dinners.

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 165,000 new prostate cancer cases will be diagnosed in 2018 in the U.S. More information is available atwww.pintsforprostates.org. Pints for Prostates also has a presence on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram (@pints4prostates).

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