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Event Preview | Denver Rare Beer Tasting Announces Full Pour List

Denver Rare Beer Tasting Featured

This year on the Friday of GABF week, Denver Rare Beer Tasting will celebrate its 13th anniversary with 60 breweries pouring some of their rarest and most sought-after beers. The event taking place, Friday, October 7 from 12-4pm once again benefits Pints for Prostates, a grassroots organization with the aim to raise awareness among men about prostate cancer and the importance of early detection in fighting the disease. This event “gives us the opportunity to reach men through the universal language of beer with an important health message,” said Rick Lyke, founder of Pints for Prostates. As always free men’s health screenings will be offered at the event, and all proceeds will be used to provide screenings for thousands of men, giving them important health data and early warnings about potential prostate cancer, heart disease, diabetes and other common male health issues. 

Throughout the last decade, Denver Rare Beer Tasting (DRBT) has grown to become one of the crown jewel events to highlight the Great American Beer Festival weekend. Taking feedback from attendees of years past, this year’s DRBT seeks to create a more intimate atmosphere in which patrons can enjoy rare and vintage beers from an impressive lineup of breweries across the country. This year’s event will feature 60 breweries spread across 3 floors of the McNichols Civic Center Building at 144 W. Colfax Ave, with a capped attendance of 200 less people allowing more space for attendees to relax and enjoy the event. The beer list is once again impressive and features many beers not found anywhere else from barrel-aged rarities to 10+-year-old vintages to beers that seldom see the public light of day.

In addition to unlimited sampling of beers, attendees also receive lunch, a tasting glass, a t-shirt, a program and free entry to a drawing for an exciting beer trip. There will be a silent auction featuring unique beer experiences and collectibles that attendees can bid on. As mentioned previously, there will also be free men’s health screenings as part of the Brewers Health Initiative.

Rare beer for a good cause is an easy sell for those interested in attending. Tickets are still available, so make sure to secure yours while they last. In addition to GABF and the first ever PorchDrinking Beer Festival, Denver Rare Beer Tasting is a highlight in a week of high-profile beer events in Denver. Don’t miss out!

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The full list of announced breweries and beers has been announced below:

Grab Your Tickets to the 2022 Denver Rare Beer Tasting

  • Alamo Beer, San Antonio, TX – Gewurztraminer Sour Berliner Weisse, Imperial Mesquite Brown, Imperial Marshmallow Stout, Coconut Stout and Honey Barleywine
  • Amalgam Brewing, Denver, CO – Vanilla Boysenberry Reduction
  • Avery Brewing, Boulder, CO – 2010 Mephistopheles’ Stout
  • Baere Brewing, Denver, CO* – Bring The Greenback
  • Barrique Brewing & Blending, Nashville, TN* – Wet Hop Reserve
  • Beachwood Brewing, Long Beach, CA* – Barrel-Aged Full Malted Jacket and Funk Yeah Lost Time
  • Big Sky Brewing, Missoula, MT – 2020 Ivan the Terrible Imperial Stout
  • Boston Beer, Boston, MA – Platinum Blonde and Utopias (Not So) Old Fashioned
  • Bottle Logic Brewing, Anaheim, CA – Static Momentum
  • Bow & Arrow Brewing, Albuquerque, NM* – Spiced Belgian Table Beer
  • Branch & Bone Artisan Ales, Dayton, OH – Detrick Reserve and Trinity Of Oak
  • Broken Compass Brewing, Breckenridge, CO* – The Town Bicycle
  • Bruz Beers, Denver, CO* – Drenched Peach and Currant Serenite Barrique
  • Burns Family Artisan Ales, Denver, CO – Precambrian Megaripple and Ode To Yggdrasil Solar Eclipse
  • Casey Brewing and Blending, Denver, CO – West Bank
  • Cellar West Artisan Ales, Lafayette, CO* – Make Hay
  • Cerebral Brewing, Denver, CO – Monsters at Midnight
  • Cosmic Eye Brewing, Lincoln, NE* – Steambreather Dampfbier
  • Denton County Brewing, Denton, TX* – Pêches Sauvage
  • Dogfish Head Craft Brewery, Milton, DE – Palo Santo Marron Aged in Laphroaig Barrels and Reap the Whirlwind
  • Drekker Brewing, Fargo, SD – Zoltar Speaks and Decidedly So
  • Dry Dock Brewing, Aurora, CO – 2018 Bligh’s Barleywine
  • Ecliptic Brewing, Portland, OR – Falling Asteroid Bourbon-Aged Imperial Porter
  • Firestone Walker Brewing, Paso Robles, CA – No Ends, Only Beginnings
  • Forager Brewing, Rochester, MN – Wolf and Otter
  • Fremont Brewing, Seattle, WA – Brew 4000
  • Garden Path Fermentation, Burlington, WA – Black is Beautiful Westland Whiskey New Oak Barrel-Aged Edition
  • Great Divide Brewing, Denver, CO – Laws Whiskey House Barrel-Aged Yeti Imperial Stout and Horchata Yeti
  • Jagged Mountain Craft Brewery, Denver, CO* – MAPLE MAPLE MAPLE!
  • Joyride Brewing, Edgewater, CO – 2022 Barrel-Aged Loxodonta Imperial Stout
  • Kane Brewing, Ocean, NJ – Triple Barrel-Aged Rip Van Winkle Wooden Cleat, Field & Oak – Peach & Nectarine 2020 Harvest and Field & Oak – Three Blend No. 1
  • Left Hand Brewing, Longmont, CA – Barrel-Aged Wake Up Dead and Sinister Barrel-Aged Imperial Stout
  • The Lost Abbey, San Marcos, CA – Yellow Bus and 15th Anniversary Angel’s Share
  • Metazoa Brewing, Indianapolis, IN* – Mortal Wombat, Barktoberfest, Fresh Hop IPA and Fresh Hop Hazy IPA
  • Moksa Brewing, Rocklin, CA – Birthday Barleywine and Pastry Mode
  • Nebraska Brewing, La Vista, NE – Melange A Trois and MOAB (Mother Of All Bettys)
  • New Image Brewing, Arvada, CO – 9505 Barrel-Aged Barleywine
  • NoDa Brewing, Charlotte, NC – Old and New Monstro
  • Odyssey Beerwerks, Arvada, CO – Blueberry Maple Pancake Barrel-Aged Imperial Porter
  • Olde Hickory Brewery, Hickory, NC – Omega Point 25th Anniversary Beer
  • Ozark Beer, Rogers, AR – Meryl Haggard (Meryl not Merle!)
  • Perennial Artisan Ales, St. Louis, MO – SdC Blend 2022: Vanuatu
  • Prison City Brewing, Auburn, NY – Barrel-Aged Wham Whams
  • Radiant Beer, Anaheim, CA* – Germany By Way of Texas
  • The Referend Bier Blendery, Kutztown, PA* – Tender Buttons 2020
  • River North Brewery, Denver, CO – Double Barrel-Aged Father Time and Double-Barrel Aged Shadowman
  • Rowley Farmhouse Ales, Santa Fe, NM – If You Must – Tablas Creek
  • Saint Arnold Brewing, Houston, TX – 2021 Pumpkinator Aged in Bourbon Barrels
  • Sierra Nevada Brewing, Chico, CA – AHS Pigs In A Kilt and Bigfoot 2012
  • Spice Trade Brewery & Kitchen, Greenwood Village, CO* – Bourbon Barrel-Aged Imperial Farmhouse
  • Trophy Brewing, Raleigh, NC – Heavyweight Champ
  • Union Craft Brewing, Baltimore, MD – Bright Light Dry Hopped Barrel-Aged Saison
  • Verboten Brewing, Loveland, CO – 2021 Double Oaked Amburana Grow Old With You and 2022 Not a Speck of Light: German Chocolate
  • Wayfinder Beer, Portland, OR* – ‘21 BeYOB Doppelbock
  • Weathered Souls Brewing, San Antonio, TX – Barrel-Aged #BIL
  • WeldWerks Brewing, Greeley, CO – MD (Medianoche Derivation) Blend #1 and Vanilla Moonlight
  • Westbound & Down Brewing, Idaho Springs, CO – Single Barrel Select: Heaven Hill Double Absence and Single Barrel Select: Weller Louie
  • WestFax Brewing, Lakewood, CO – Peanut Butter Chocolate Beta Wave
  • Wild Mind Ales, Minneapolis, MN – Die Dreaming and Sonic Painting and
  • Woods Boss Brewing, Denver, CO – Barrel-Aged Imperial Hisolda and Razzy Morals

* First Denver Rare Beer Tasting appearance

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