Denver Rare Beer Tasting III Announces Preliminary Beer Line Up

By Rick Lyke

Denver, Colo. – Organizers of the Denver Rare Beer Tasting III, which supports the mission of the Pints for Prostates campaign, have announced a partial list of breweries and beers for the Sept. 30th event.

“The Denver Rare Beer Tasting is an event filled with beer passion. Brewers bring true works of art to this event and beer fans get the chance for a once-in-a-lifetime afternoon of tasting rare beers,” said Daniel Bradford, publisher of All About Beer Magazine, which presents the event. “The event creates a major buzz among both beer lovers and brewers who are in Denver for the Great American Beer Festival.”

The Denver Rare Beer Tasting III is planning to serve 28 rare and exotic brews. Here is a partial list of confirmed participants and beers: Alaskan Brewing 2009 Baltic Porter with Cherries and Vanilla Beans; Avery Brewing Dihos Dactylion Cabernet Sauvignon Barrel-Aged Sour Ale; Big Sky Brewing 2006 Chardonnay Barrel-Aged Belgian Triple; Brooklyn Brewery Cuvee de la Crochet Rouge; The Bruery The Wanderer Dark Sour Ale; Cascade Brewing Borbonic Plague; Cigar City Brewing Neilsbohrium Imperial Raisin Sweet Stout Rum Barrel-Aged; Dogfish Head Craft Brewery Olde School Vintage 2004; The Duck-Rabbit Craft Brewery The End of Reason; Foothills Brewing TBD; Highland Brewery PSA Pilsner; Laughing Dog Brewing St. Benny’s Labby Ale Bourbon Barrel-Aged;  Left Hand Brewery Fade to Black Vol. 1 (2009); Lost Abbey/Port Brewery Deliverance; New Belgium Brewing Leopold Bros. Whiskey Barrel-Aged Sour Beer; New Holland Brewing Rum Barrel-Aged Pilgrim’s Dole Wheatwine; Rogue Ales Charlie 1981; Samuel Adams Utopias; Sierra Nevada Brewing 30th Anniversary Rum Barrel-Aged Fritz and Ken’s Stout; Stone Brewing 2010 Stone Imperial Russian Stout Stranahan’s Colorado Whiskey Barrel-Aged;  Wynkoop Brewery Metacool Maltuwanna Imperial Amber Ale.

“The breweries represent a slice of America’s finest craft beer makers and each will bring a rare, limited release brew to the Denver Rare Beer Tasting,” said Rick Lyke, a prostate cancer survivor, drinks journalist and founder of the Pints for Prostates campaign. “The brewers understand the reputation the first two Denver Rare Beer Tastings created and they will pour incredible, exotic brews. This is a special day for true beer fanatics.”

More than 90 percent of the tickets for the Denver Rare Beer Tasting III have been snapped up in just three weeks and prior to the announcement of this tentative brewery and beer list. The complete brewery and beer list for the afternoon is being finalized and will be announced shortly.

Tickets for the Denver Rare Beer Tasting are $80 and include unlimited samples of 28 hard to find brews, hors d’oeuvres, a commemorative tasting glass, event program and the chance to meet the men and women who created the special beers. The event takes place at Wynkoop Brewing on 18th Street in Denver on Sept. 30 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 will be sold for the event.

About All About Beer Magazine

All About Beer Magazine has been covering the world of beer for 30 years. Published by Chautauqua Publishing in Durham, N.C., the magazine is recognized by beer enthusiasts as the authoritative source on beer heritage, styles and trends. All About Beer Magazine has chronicled the people and companies involved in the American craft brewing revolution and reported on great breweries around the world. The publication organizes the successful World Beer Festival series that takes place in Durham and Raleigh, N.C.; Columbia, S.C.; and Richmond, Va.

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. According to the National Cancer Institute, approximately 218,000 new prostate cancer cases were diagnosed in the U.S. in 2010. More information is available at Pints for Prostates also has a presence on Facebook and Twitter (@pints4prostates).

Contact Info

Company: Pints for Prostates
Contact: Rick Lyke