More than 60 of America’s leading craft breweries have committed to take part in the Ninth Annual Denver Rare Beer Tasting to raise funds for the Pints for Prostates campaign. This June we shared the initial brewery lineup, which already whet our palates and today we’ve got the full pour list. All we can say is, hold on to your butts.
The prostate cancer awareness event will be held on Oct. 6 in Denver, CO coinciding with the weekend of the Great American Beer Festival. The Denver Rare Beer Tasting IX features the chance to sample rare, exotic and vintage beers from 68 craft breweries and the opportunity to meet the men and women who made them.
“An amazing collection of American craft breweries are generously helping us to reach men through the universal language of beer by donating prized brews to pour at the Denver Rare Beer Tasting IX,” said Rick Lyke, founder of Pints for Prostates. “These brewers have joined the fight against prostate cancer for what has become an annual celebration of beer passion and brewing craftsmanship.”
DRBT8 (Photo courtesy of Daniel Erickson, F-Stop Denver)
Twenty-six breweries will be pouring beer at the event for the first time (some serious bangers including The Alchemist, Rhinegeist and Side Project Cellar) while eight breweries have participated in all eight previous Denver Rare Beer Tastings. All in all, the event will feature breweries representing 28 states in attendance.
Each attendee receives a commemorative tasting glass, t-shirt, program and pen. A special beer centric lunch created by Jensen Cummings of Brewed Food is included in the ticket price and guests will have the chance to bid in a silent auction that includes a variety of unique beer experiences and collectibles. During the event, attendees can also participate in the Brewers Health Initiative, which includes a free men’s health screening as part of Pints for Prostates.
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 and help to fund the education and support programs of the Us TOO International Prostate Cancer Education and Support Network, and free prostates cancer screening programs provided by the Prostate Conditions Education Council.
For the ninth consecutive year the Denver Rare Beer Tasting is sold out. VIP tickets sold out in just a few minutes and General Admission tickets were gone in less than two weeks, a new record for the event. The event will be held this year on two floors of the McNichols Civic Center Building at 144 W. Colfax Ave.
Without further ado, the 2017 Denver Rare Beer Tasting IX Pour List:
Against the Grain Olive You From My Head Tomatoes* Alaskan Sea Smoke Aged in Laphroaig Scotch Barrel The Alchemist Skadoosh & Focal Banger* AleSmith Rye Barrel-Aged Vietnamese Speedway Stout Avery Black Eye Bell’s Traverse City Whiskey Dagger Stout Big Sky Barrel-Aged Ivan The Terrible Imperial Stout Black Project Roswell* Brooklyn Pendragon The Bruery Hoarders Cuvée 2017 Cascade Pêché Fumé Cerebral Rum Barrel-Aged Work From Home & Nectarine Drupaceous* Coronado 2013 Barrel-Aged Old Scallywag Crank Arm Roue Trois Rouge* Crux [Banished] PCT Porter Destihl Highway to the Danger Saizone* Dry Dock Bligh’s Barleywine (3 year vertical 2014, 2015, 2016)* Ecliptic 2016 Barrel-Aged Rastaban Oud Bruin Firestone Walker Parabajava Forager Magnus* Fremont Barrel-Aged Unicorn Tears & Black Heron Project: Barrel-Aged Brett Saison Full Sail 2008 Bourbon Imperial Porter & 2010 Old Boardhead Barleywine Fullsteam Flanders-style Gold Funky Buddha Mexican Coffee Tequila Barrel-Aged Stout Grand Teton 2015 American Sour Great Basin 385 Scytale Barrel-Aged Imperial Stout* Great Divide Sour Hibernation Aged in Red Wine Barrels Grimm Brothers Once Upon a Time Hardywood Park Kentucky Christmas Morning & Mamaw’s Mean Cobbler Haw River Sazerac (High Country Cocktail Series No. 2), Bodhi Loves Chachi & Saxy Machismo Special Reserve Intrepid Sojourner Barrel-Aged Imperial Turkish Coffee Stout* Jester King Montmorency vs. Balaton & Bière de Coupage Jolly Pumpkin Vampire Joyride Tour Time Barleywine & Bourbon Barrel Aged Tour Time Barleywine* Kane 2015 A Night to End All Dawns* Lakewood Cuvée de Vélo* Libertine 2017 Good Vibrations* The Lost Abbey 24 Steps The Lost Borough 2016 Barrel-Aged Russian Imperial Stout* Maui Skull Island Stout Mikkeller SD Nurp On Wood* New Belgium Straight from The Source New Holland Dragon’s Milk: Michigan Winter NoDa Brewing 2017 Coffee Blend Monstro Ozark Onyx 2017 Bourbon Double Cream Stout* Pappy Slokum Brewmaster’s Barrel Series #1* Perennial Barrel-Aged 17 Perry Street 2015 Chardonnay Barrel-Aged Tripel* Prison City Barrel-Aged Wham Whams* Rhinegeist Double Oaked Mastodon* River North Vicennial: Shadowman Rogue Straight Outta Newport Rowley Farmhouse Ales Cabernet Barrel-Aged Frambozen* Samuel Adams 2017 Utopias & Kosmic Mother Funk Saranac Utica After Dark Scratch Filé Saison* Side Project Brewing Derivation Blend #7* Sierra Nevada Trip in the Woods Chateau Otra Vez Spangalang Conjunction Junction Stone Xocoveza Extra Anejo Sun King Jimmy Jam Three Floyds Battle of Charro II Überbrew Alpha Force RAPDOM* Uinta Cahoots Port Barrel-Aged Flanders-Style Red Ale Unknown Awkward in Indonesia & 2016 Dirty Commie Heathen* Verboten Little Nonsense: Double Cask WeldWerks Peach Climacteric & Medianoche Reserve Yazoo Vérifiez vos Fruits!