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GABF Event Preview| Pints for Prostates Rare Beer Fest

GABF Event Preview| Pints for Prostates Rare Beer Fest

As we’ve articulated a few times, GABF week’s multitude of events have lately grown to the point of overshadowing the event itself. And while many of these periphery activities offer a host of rare or limited distribution beers, Pints for Prostates’ Rare Beer Tasting offers one of the most  impressive lineups you’ll find all weekend.

But what most attendees won’t realize is that this event goes far beyond a beer geek’s wet dream of a pour list. One of the many reasons the Rare Beer Tasting has been able to attract stellar beer lineups and brewery celebrities like Adam Avery and Sam Calagione is that Pints for Prostates has made such a relevant impact.

Rick Lyke, who has written about beer for over 30 years and attended his first GABF in 1992, was diagnosed with prostate cancer in 2007. The following year he founded Pints for Prostates as a way to raise awareness through the universal language of beer. Since 2008, Pints for Prostates has also been able to provide free and easy health screenings, as a means to promote men’s health and identify previously undetected health issues.

The Pints for Prostates mission is one that resonates with a large portion of the beer community and it is events like tomorrow’s Rare Beer Tasting that help to raise that awareness.  While tickets have already sold out to the event be sure to check out the Pints for Prostates cause to find out more.

The confirmed brewery list and beers expected to be poured include:

Alaskan Brewing, Juneau, Alaska, 2002 Smoked Porter

AleSmith Brewing, San Diego, Calif., Barrel-Aged Wee Heavy

Avery Brewing, Boulder, Colo., Volunt Plus Erat & Momi Hiwa

Big Sky Brewing, Missoula, Mont., 2012 Ivan The Terrible Imperial Stout

Boston Beer, Boston, Mass., Samuel Adams Utopias

Boulevard Brewing, Kansas City, Mo., Tripel Julep

Brooklyn Brewery, Brooklyn, N.Y., Black Ops LBV 2007 & Cuvee Crochet Rouge Riesling

The Bruery, Placentia, Calif., Confession

Cigar City Brewing, Tampa, Fla., ll0k + OT Batch #6

Crooked Stave Artisan Beer, Denver, Colo., WælzBlood

Deschutes Brewery, Bend, Ore., Black Butte XXII

Devils Backbone Brewing, Lexington, Va., Wood-Aged Dark Abbey

Dogfish Head Craft Brewery, Milton, Del., 2011 120 Minute IPA

Drake’s Brewing, San Leandro, Calif., Reunion Barleywine

Elevation Beer, Poncha Springs, Colo., Boom! Brandy Barrel Quadruple

Fort Collins Brewery, Fort Collins, Colo., Roasted Pumpkin Seed Ale

Firestone Walker Brewing, Paso Robles, Calif., Bravo & Lil’ Mikkel

AC Golden Brewing, Golden, Colo., Blueberry Colorambic

Goose Island Brewing, Chicago, Ill., Napa County Stout

Great Divide Brewing, Denver, Colo., Barrel-Aged Cuvee Syrah #1

Great Lakes Brewing, Cleveland, Ohio, Jabberwocky

Hardywood Park Brewery, Richmond, Va., Gingerbread Stout

Laughing Dog Brewing, Sand Point, Idaho, 14 Dogs of the Apocalypse

The Lost Abbey, San Marcos, Calif., 2008 The Lost Abbey’s Angel’s Share

Melvin Brewing/Thai Me Up Restaurant, Jackson, Wy., Kirk McHale & Melvin IPA Rum Barrel-Aged

New Belgium Brewery, Fort Collins, Colo., New Belgium/Avery Sour Collaboration #1 & #2

New Holland Brewing, Holland, Mcih.,  Chocolate Dragon’s Milk

NoDa Brewing, Charlotte, N.C., Rum Barrel-Aged Imperial Coco Loco & Hot Pistol

Odell Brewing, Fort Collins, Colo., Foot Print

Olde Mecklenburg Brewery, Charlotte, N.C., Barrel-Aged Baltic Porter

Perennial Artisan Ales, St. Louis, Mo., Barrel Quad

Prairie Artisan Ales, Krebs, Ok., Bomb De Balcones

River North Brewing, Denver, Colo., J. Marie Barreled and Bretted

Rogue Ales, Newport, Ore., Class of ’88 Barley Wine

Sierra Nevada Brewing, Chico, Calif., Barrel-Aged Narwhal

Smuttynose Brewing, Portsmouth, N.H., Apple Brandy Barrel-Aged Imperial Stout

Stone Brewing, Escondido, Calif., 2007 Bourbon Barrel-Aged Imperial

Russian Stout & 2004 Old Guardian Barley Wine

Sun King Brewing, Indianapolis, Ind., Hot Rod Lincoln

Surly Brewing, Minneapolis, Minn., Misanthrope

Terrapin Beer, Athens, Ga., Barrel-Aged Moo-Hoo Chocolate Stout

Weyerbacher Brewing, Easton, Pa., Millennium Falco

Wicked Weed Brewing, Asheville, N.C., Black Angel Cherry Sour

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