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2019 Denver Rare Beer Tasting Pour List Has Arrived

2019 Denver Rare Beer Tasting Pour List Has Arrived
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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’ Denver Rare Beer Tasting offers one of the most impressive lineups collectively in one place, that you’ll find all weekend.

One of the many reasons the Rare Beer Tasting has been able to attract stellar beer lineups and brewery celebrities like Garret Oliver and Sam Calagione, is that the beneficiary and non-profit partner Pints for Prostates has made such a relevant impact in the industry.

This year’s festival will look a little different to those who have attended for the past decade. The most significant change being that DRBT will discontinue the VIP session and instead shift to a single class of general admission ticket costing $200 a piece across a four hour tasting period. In addition to the format change, DRBT will aim to provide a more intimate and enjoyable experience for attendees slashing 24% of the tickets that will be available and adding a third floor of breweries to add more space for the event.

Founder, 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.

“We launched this event in 2009 with the idea that the Denver Rare Beer Tasting would be a special experience for beer fans and brewers. Tickets have completely sold out each year and our annual guest surveys tell us people love the event,” said Lyke. “We’ve sold the same number of tickets for the event each of the last five years, but as the craft beer scene has evolved, we’ve seen changes in what beer fans want and how they approach events like ours. We felt it important to make some changes that would maintain the reputation of the Denver Rare Beer Tasting as one of the best craft beer events in the U.S.”

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.

Yazoo at Denver Rare Beer Tasting
Brandon Jones of Yazoo Brewing at the Denver Rare Beer Tasting

This year’s event will take place on Friday, October 4, the week of the Great American Beer Festival. from 12-4pm. Tickets are currently available for $200.

Tickets for the 2019 Denver Rare Beer Tasting Are Still Available

Each attendee receives a commemorative tasting glass, t-shirt, program and pen, a buffet lunch, the chance to bid in an exciting silent auction that includes a variety of unique beerexperiences and collectibles. During the event, attendees can also participate in the Brewers Health Initiative, a free men’s health screening. All net proceeds from the event will go to support Pints for Prostates, a 501(c)3 charity that also provides grants to the Prostate Conditions Education Council for free men’s health screenings and Us TOO international Prostate Cancer Education and Support Network for support groups for men diagnosed with the disease.

2019 Denver Rare Beer Tasting Initial Pour List

· Alamo Beer, San Antonio, Texas*, Russian Imperial Coffee Milk Stout

· Alaskan Brewing, Juneau, Alaska, Barrel-Aged Cinnamon Amber

· The Ale Apothecary, Bend, Ore.*, Purple Rain

· Amalgam Brewing, Denver, Colo., Landscapes: Balaton Cherry + Vanilla

· Atom Brewing, Erie, Colo., Still Here!

· Avery Brewing, Boulder, Colo. Flavus Cattus & Promiscuus

· Bell’s Brewery, Comstock, Mich., Bourbon Barrel Aged Expedition Stout & Wild One

· Big Sky Brewing, Missoula, Mont., 2015 Old Bluehair Barleywine Ale

· Blind Faith Brewing, Littleton, Colo.*, Chardonnay Barrel-Aged Sour

· Bottle Logic Brewing, Anaheim, Calif.*, Fundamental Theorem

· Boulevard Brewing, Kansas City, Mo., Sherry Puncheon-Aged Sour Ale with Blueberries

· BrewDog USA, Columbus, Ohio*, Cosmic Crush – Boysenberry

· The Brooklyn Brewery, Brooklyn, N.Y., Coup de Foudre

· Burns Family Artisan Ales, Denver, Colo.*, Solar Eclipse

· Cape May Brewery, Cape May, N.J.*, The “Z” is Silent

· Cascade Brewing, Portland, Ore., Oregon’s Own & Dapper Plum

· Central Waters Brewing, Amherst, Wisc., Maple Barrel Stout

· Cerebral Brewing, Denver, Colo., Single Barrel Vanilla Rye Here Be Monsters

· Cigar City Brewing, Tampa, Fla., Xquic

· Cloudburst Brewing, Seattle, Wash.*, One of Our Wet Hop IPAs

· Coronado Brewing, Coronado, Calif., Ginger Julep Barrel-Aged Pilsner

· Departed Soles Brewing, Jersey City, N.J., Rum Barrel Aged Pepper’s Peppers

· Deschutes Brewery, Bend, Ore., Historic Oregon Super Juice & Black Butte3

· Drekker Brewing, Fargo, N.D.*, Supreme Bee

· Ecliptic Brewing, Portland, Ore., Wine Barrel-Aged Rastaban Oud Bruin with Raspberries and Cherries

· FiftyFifty Brewing, Truckee, Calif.*, Cognac Old Digs

· Firestone Walker Brewing, Paso Robles, Calif., Los Leñadores

· Forager Brewing, Rochester, Minn., Millerzzzzz

· Fremont Brewing, Seattle, Wash., Barrel Reserve Blend & 2018 The Rusty Nail

· Funky Buddha Brewing, Oakland, Fla., Coquito

· Great Divide Brewing, Denver, Colo., Big Yeti Imperial Stout, Wood Werks #5: Spiced Sour Ale & TBD Sour

· Hair of the Dog Brewing, Portland, Ore.*, Matt

· Hunters Point Brewery, San Francisco, Calif.*, Three Out Of Five

· Jessup Farm Barrel House, Fort Collins, Colo.*, 2018 UB Funky finished on Amburana wood

· Kane Brewing, Ocean, N.J., Barrel-Aged Mexican Brunch

· La Cumbre Brewing, Albuquerque, N.M.*, Ryeot on Rye

· The Lost Abbey, San Marcos, Calif., Zinners and Saints

· Moksa Brewing, Rocklin, Calif., Barrel-Aged Pastry Method

· Monkish Brewing, Torrance, Calif.*, TBD

· New Belgium Brewing, Fort Collins, Colo., Guava Sour

· New Realm Brewing, Atlanta, Ga., Barrel-Aged Apricot Saison

· NoDa Brewing, Charlotte, N.C., Port Barrel-Aged Monstro & Citranomicron

· Odyssey Beerwerks, Arvada, Colo., Winter Solstice Saison

· Prison City Pub & Brewery, Auburn, N.Y., Cherry Poppins

· The Rare Barrel, Berkeley, Calif., Summer’s Gonna Hurt You & The Kind You Find

· Rhinegeist Brewery, Cincinnati, Ohio, Kilonova Sixth Anniversary Cuvée

· River North Brewery, Denver, Colo., Barrel-Aged Double Avarice

· Rogue Ales, Newport, Ore., Barrel-Aged 20,000 Brews by the Sea

· Rowley Farmhouse Ales, Santa Fe, N.M., Grandissant – Black Raspberry

· Samuel Adams Brewery, Boston, Mass., Utopias Aged on Cherries & Barrel-Aged Double Bock

· Scratch Brewing, Ava, Ill., Barrel-Aged Chanterelle Turmeric

· Side Project Brewing, Maplewood, Mo., 5 Candles

· Sierra Nevada Brewing, Chico, Calif., Up Stout Kriek

· Societe Brewing, San Diego, Calif.*, The Swindler

· Speciation Artisan Ales, Comstock Park, Mich.*, Spontaneous Generation

· Stone Brewing, Escondido, Calif., Water Lily Barrel-Aged Sour Ale

· Sun King Brewing, Indianapolis, Ind., Magpie Muckle

· Surly Brewing, Minneapolis, Minn., 2018 Bourbon Barrel-Aged Cherry Vanilla Darkness & 2008 Barrel-Aged Smoke

· 3 Floyds Brewing, Munster, Ind., 2018 Dark Lord

· Uinta Brewing, Salt Lake City, Utah, Alpenglow Golden Wild Ale

· Vonseitz Theoreticales, Smithville, Tenn.*, Ghoul de Jour

· WeldWerks Brewing, Greeley, Colo., Coconut Brandy Medianoche & Medianoche is My Safe Word

· Westbound & Down Brewing, Idaho Springs, Colo.*, Double Barrel Louie & Blender’s Insurance + Nectarines

· Wiley Roots Brewing, Greeley, Colo., Anonym & Funk Yo Couch – Nelson

· Yazoo Brewery, Nashville, Tenn., Brett’s So’Hem Adventure

· Zillicoah Beer, Woodfin, N.C.*, State Fruit

(* First Denver Rare Beer Tasting appearance.)


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