DENVER, CO – Pints for Prostates is sponsoring a free health screening on Sept. 22 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. outside the McNichols Civic Center Building at 144 W. Colfax Ave. in conjunction with the 14th edition of the Denver Rare Beer Tasting.

Pints for Prostates has partnered with the Prostate Conditions Education Council on the screening event, which is open to the public. You do not need to have a Denver Rare Beer Tasting ticket to take part in the health screening, which is a simple five minute blood test. The free screening, a $700 value, is available to anyone born with a prostate, including men, transgender women and non-binary people assigned as male at birth.

Over the years, thousands of people have taken advantage of the free screening events sponsored by Pints for Prostates. Confidential results from the blood test, which screens for prostate specific antigen (PSA), cholesterol, glucose and testosterone levels, are mailed by the Prostate Conditions Education Council directly to people tested about a week after the screening. Results of these tests can be used when talking with health care providers.

The Denver Rare Beer Tasting, which raises funds for Pints for Prostates, will feature an impossible to replicate collection of some of the most sought after beers on the planet from 64 of America’s leading craft breweries.

All-inclusive tickets are still available for the Denver Rare Beer Tasting 14er, which include four hours of beer sampling, the opportunity to meet the people who brewed them, buffet lunch, collectible tasting glass, t-shirt and program. Attendees will be entered in a drawing to win an amazing beer trip and get the chance to bid in an exciting silent auction that includes a variety of unique beer experiences and collectibles.

“We’re just days away from the Denver Rare Beer Tasting.  Not only is the event a chance for beer fans to get to try limited edition beers, it is an opportunity for them to take charge of their health,” said Rick Lyke, founder of Pints for Prostates. “The generosity of the participating breweries enables Pints for Prostates to reach people through the universal language of beer with an important health message. We’ve been able to provide free health screenings for thousands of men over the years because the craft beer community has made the Denver Rare Beer Tasting an annual celebration of beer passion.”

The brewery roster this year has many fan favorites from the previous 13 events, along with 22 first-timers and one other that previously only participated remotely during COVID. This year breweries from 24 states are participating, including 18 from Colorado. The beers being poured at the Denver Rare Beer Tasting represent a range of styles and many represent one-time small production runs or the last remaining supplies of a noteworthy brew. This makes the beer list an impossible to recreate bucket list experience for beer fans. 

The provisional beer list for the Denver Rare Beer Tasting 14er includes:

·       Alamo Beer Company, San Antonio, TX, Victory or Death

·       The Ale Apothecary, Bend, OR, Spontaneous Wild Ale Aged on Chenin Blanc Grapes

·       Alesong Brewing and Blending, Eugene OR, Double Barrel Maestro

·       Amalgam Brewing, Denver, CO, Another Realm (batch 2) & Freeform: Central Coast Syrah (batch 2)

·       Avery Brewing, Boulder, CO, Old Fashioned Friends

·       Barrique Brewing and Blending, Nashville, TN, Strawberry TenneSPON & Vitis Cerevisiae

·       Beachwood Brewing, Long Beach, CA, Cuvee Adela, Frambiek & Barrel Aged Vanilla Fudge

·       Bierstadt Lagerhaus, Denver, CO, Oktoberfest

·       The Big Friendly, Oklahoma City, OK, Joe’s Cherry Preserves & Oblique & Bent 

·       Big Sky Brewing, Missoula, MT, Bourbon Barrel Aged Ivan The Terrible Imperial Stout

·       Bombastic Brewing, Hayden, ID, Bukwus

·       Bottle Logic, Anaheim, CA, Intrepid Observation

·       Bow and Arrow Brewing, Albuquerque, NM, Midnight with a Chance of Coyotes Imperial Stout & Sunbloom Saison with Navajo Sumac and Orange Peel

·       Branch & Bone Artisan Ales, Dayton, OH, V, Feral Dawn & Gorlami

·       Buried Acorn Brewing, Syracuse, NY, Vincent Batch 5

·       Burns Family Artisan Ales, Denver, CO, Artemesia & Prince’s Cellar

·       Casey Brewing and Blending, Glenwood Springs CO, Barrel Aged Wrong Answers Only – Brazilian Chamissonis and Bahiana Vanilla Beans

·       Cerebral Brewing, Denver, CO, Vanilla Rye Here Be Monsters

·       Comrade Brewing, Denver, CO, More Dodge Less RAM

·       Creature Comforts Brewing, Athens, GA, LA Commemorative Stout

·       Dogfish Head Brewery, Milton, DE, Bière de Coupage: Le Botaniste & CocoAmburana

·       Ecliptic Brewing, Portland, OR, 2022 Bourbon Barrel-Aged Orange Giant Barleywine

·       Fiction Beer Company, Denver, CO, Barrel Aged Zembla Baltic Porter with Bad Ass Coffee

·       Fidens Brewing, Colonie, NY, Jasper with Nelson

·       Forager Brewing, Rochester, MN, Double Barrel Nillerzzzzz

·       Fort George Brewery, Astoria, OR, Matryoshka 2023 with Mexican Vanilla Bean and Coconut

·       Fox Farm Brewery, Salem, CT, Triolet: Blend of One, Two, and Three Year Old Spontaneous Ale

·       Free Will Brewing, Perkasie, PA, Dystopias & Ralphius

·       Garden Path Fermentation, Burlington, WA, The Fruitful Barrel Blueberries and Fir Tips

·       Great Divide Brewing Co., Denver, CO, Barrel Aged Yeti Imperial Stout (Vertical of ’21, ’22 & ’23 vintages)

·       Jessup Farm Barrel House, Fort Collins, CO, 2019 Amburana Quad

·       Jester King Brewery, Austin, TX, SPON Three Year Blend

·       Joyride Brewing, Edgewater, CO, 2023 Barrel Aged Loxodonta Imperial Stout with Coconut & Vanilla     

·       Kane Brewing, Ocean, NJ, A Night to End All Dawns Affogato & Field & Oak Second Anniversary

·       La Cumbre Brewing, Albuquerque, NM, No, You’re a Dort 

·       Live Oak Brewing, Austin, TX, American Zoigl

·       The Lost Abbey, Vista, CA, Cable Car 2020 & Red Poppy Grand Cru 2021

·       Mikerphone Brewing, Elk Grove Village, IL, 2023 Barrel-Aged Imperial Smells Like Bean Spirit  

·       Moksa Brewing, Rocklin, CA, Double Barrel-Aged Pastry Mode & Final Form Barleywine Set (Bourbon-Bourbon, Bourbon-Port, Port-Cognac, and Cognac-Bourbon)

·       NoDa Brewing, Charlotte, NC, Twilight of the Thunder God Nordic Barrel Aged Imperial Stout & SLURP Tsunami

·       Odyssey Beerwerks, Arvada, CO, Barrel Aged Brown Sugar Barley Wine

·       Old Irving Brewing Co., Chicago, IL, Barrel Aged Migration

·       Other Half Brewing, Brooklyn, NY, BA Bannaversary 2023

·       Ozark Beer, Rogers, AR, Onyx B.D.C.S 2022 & Key Change

·       Perennial Beer, St. Louis, MO, Peyto

·       Pig Minds Brewing, Machesney Park, IL, 2022 Barrel Aged Barking Crow

·       Primitive Beer, Longmont, CO, Effectively Seasoned   

·       Radiant Beer, Anaheim, CA, Coconut Catharsis

·       Reuben’s Brews, Seattle, WA, Heart of the Wood

·       River North Brewery, Denver, CO, Quadruple Barrel Aged Anniversary 11 Stout

·       Rowley Farmhouse Ales, Santa Fe, NM, Ned Ryerson

·       Samuel Adams Brewery, Boston MA, Barrel Aged Vixen & Utopias Specialty Blend (2019)

·       Scofflaw Brewing, Atlanta, GA, Sour No. 2 Barrel-Aged Mixed-Culture Sour Blonde with Peaches

·       Sierra Nevada Brewing, Chico, CA, Trip In The Woods – Old Fashioned

·       True Anomaly Brewing, Houston, TX, Flanders Redux

·       Twin Elephant Brewing, Chatham, NJ, Under the Running Board

·       Union Craft Brewing, Baltimore, MD, Vibration Vibration Vibration Barrel Aged Dark Sour Ale with Black Currants

·       Verboten Brewing and Barrel Project, Loveland, CO, 2022 Double Oaked Cognac Grow Old With You & Barrel-Aged Others in Darkness: Cocoa Vanilla

·       Wallenpaupack Brewing, Hawley, PA, Bourbon Barrel Fermented Grodziskie

·       Weathered Souls Brewing, San Antonio, TX, Single Barrel

·       WeldWerks Brewing, Greeley, CO, Coconut Scoop & Medianoche: Amburana Vanilla Luar

·       Westbound & Down Brewing, Idaho Springs, CO, Louie

·       Wise Man Brewing, Winston-Salem, NC, Bourbon Barrel-Aged The Deepest Dream Oud Bruin

·       Wood Boss Brewing, Denver, CO, Saison Paradisio, The Morality of Pineapples & Barrel Aged Reviresco

Since its inception in 2009, the Denver Rare Beer Tasting has attracted some of America’s most respected craft breweries who generously serve their most exotic beers.  A total of 216 breweries from 44 states have poured at the event during its first 13 editions. Only four breweries have participated in all 13 Denver Rare Beer Tastings and another 42 breweries have poured at least five times, while 87 have made a single appearance at the event. The nature of the event makes it a bucket list happening for beer fans and brewers.

Tickets for the event are $200 and are now on sale.  Breweries will be pouring on three floors of the McNichols Civic Center Building. Pints for Prostates is a 501(c)3 non-profit charity and all net proceeds from Denver Rare Beer Tasting go towards the group’s awareness mission, education and support programs, and free prostate cancer screening programs.

“We created the Denver Rare Beer Tasting to be a special experience for beer fans and brewers, with a mission,” said Lyke. “This is not only one of the top annual craft beer events in the country, it’s also a time to remind people about the importance of early detection in fighting prostate cancer. A simple blood test in 2008 saved my life and we want guys to understand that paying attention to regular health screenings can help them to take charge of their health.”

Prostate cancer is the second leading cause of cancer death among men in the U.S. The National Cancer Institute estimates that approximately 288,300 new prostate cancer cases will be diagnosed in 2023, with 34,700 U.S. deaths from the disease. Prostate cancer is nearly 100 percent survivable when detected early and properly treated. There are currently more than 3.1 million survivors of prostate cancer in the U.S.

About Pints for Prostates

Pints for Prostates 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 about the importance of regular men’s health screenings by making appearances at beer festivals, social networking and pro bono advertising. According to the National Cancer Institute, approximately 288,300 new prostate cancer cases will be diagnosed in 2023 in the U.S., with sadly 34,700 deaths from the disease. More information is available at Pints for Prostates also has a presence on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram (@pints4prostates).