DALLAS—The Flying Saucer Draught Emporium is teaming up with Pints for Prostates during a four week “European Beer Adventure” promotion designed to reach men through the universal language of beer. The 16-location beer pub group will generate prostate cancer awareness from July 3-24 that will culminate in a drawing for a trip for two to Belgium, Holland and Germany.
Flying Saucer will raise funds during the event to support the Pints for Prostates awareness mission. Each Wednesday as part of its popular “Brewery Night,” the Flying Saucer will feature a different classic European beer with the brand’s signature logo glassware. At 7p.m., 144 people at each location will be able to get the glass of the week and a pour of the featured beer for a great price, with the price of the glass going to support Pints for Prostates. Each glass will come with a raffle ticket for a drawing for a European Beer Adventure taking place Sept. 12-22, 2013.
“This is the second year we are teaming up with Pints for Prostates for this promotion and we are excited to be working with them on this chain-wide awareness celebration,” said Keith Schlabs of the Flying Saucer. “Our ‘Beerknurds’ are excited to support a great cause and have the chance to win a beer adventure of a lifetime.”
The special Pints for Prostates European Beer Adventure is organized by BeerTrips.com. The raffle includes round trip airfare for two from the continental U.S.; nine nights lodging in Amsterdam, Brussels, Cologne and Nijmegen; tours of famous breweries, including Cantillon, Koenigshoeven/La Trappe and Brouwerij Kerkom; escorted café crawls; guide city tours; breakfast daily, three beer dinners and five beer lunches; and private coach transportation. For a $10 donation for a single ticket, $25 donation for three tickets or $50 for seven tickets, Flying Saucer patrons can obtain additional entries in the drawing. The total value of the trip for two is estimated at $8,500. The drawing will be held on July 28, at the Flying Saucer’s Charlotte location. The prize is non-transferable and no cash substitute will be offered. The winner and their guest are responsible for obtaining passports and all trip related costs not outlined above. You must be 21 years old to enter. No purchase is necessary.
“It is great to be working again with The Flying Saucer Draught Emporium because they enable us reach thousands of men with a lifesaving message about the importance of early detection,” said Rick Lyke, a beer journalist who had successful prostate cancer surgery in 2008. “BeerTrips.com has put together a fantastic European Beer Adventure to some of the world’s great beer destinations. This is the beer trip of a lifetime and it is for a great cause.”
BeerTrips.com has been providing unique beer travel experiences to destinations around the world since 1998. This special Pints for Prostates group tour is limited to a total of 16 slots. The tour will be hosted by Lyke, the Pints for Prostates founder and a drinks journalist who has been writing about beer, wine and spirits for more than 30 years. He has visited Europe numerous times. Pints for Prostates is a 501(c)3 charity that reaches men through the universal language of beer with an important health message.
“Men are 33 percent more likely to develop prostate cancer than women are to have breast cancer, yet few men know about the critical importance of early detection,” Lyke said. “The support of the Flying Saucer, Chimay, Blanche de Bruxelles, Duvel and Gouden Carolous will help us reach an audience that needs to hear our message.”