Asheville Rare& Wild Beer Tasting Benefits Pints for Prostates All About Beer Magazine and Thirsty Monk Pub Host Event During Asheville Beer Week Asheville, N.C. – All About Beer Magazine and the Thirsty Monk Pub will present the inaugural Asheville Rare & Wild Beer Tasting on May 31 from 6-9 p.m. to benefit Pints for Prostates, a nationwide campaign designed to raise awareness about the importance of early detection in fighting prostate cancer. TheAsheville Rare & Wild Beer Tasting is expected to feature hard to find beers from 24 leading craft breweries. The event will be held at 66 Asheland Ave. in Asheville during Asheville Beer Week. Tickets for the Asheville Rare& Wild Beer Tasting will go on sale on March 15 at noon. Only 250 tickets will be sold for the event and will be available online at http://www.etix.com/ticket/online/venueSearch.jsp?venue_id=9521.Tickets are $75 and include admission to the event, beer sampling, commemorative tasting glass, program and heavy hors d'oeuvres. “Ashevilleis one of the nation’s great beer destinations and the Asheville Rare &Wild Beer Tasting is a chance to salute the tremendous beer culture of the city,”said Daniel Bradford, publisher of All About Beer Magazine. “We want this to be one of the highlights of Asheville Beer Week and help raise awareness about an important men’s health issue by teaming up with Pints for Prostates.” Breweries that have already accepted an invitation to pour at the event include: Haw River Farmhouse Ales, Thirsty Monk Pub, Boston Beer and Stone Brewing Company. Others will join the list shortly and be posted at www.arwbt.com. Each brewery will pour unique beers. Some will be rare and others will be “wild” featuring Barrel Aged, Sours, Casks and vintage beers “Anyone who has been lucky enough to attend the DenverRare Beer Tasting that Pints for Prostates and All About Beer Magazine started back in 2009 will tell you it is one of the best beer events in the country,” said Caroline Forsman of Thirsty Monk Pub. “We want to bring some of that beer passion to Asheville Beer Week.” “TheAsheville Rare & Wild Beer Tasting is a great way for us to reach men through the universal language of beer,” said Rick Lyke, a prostate cancer survivor, drinks journalist and founder of the Pints for Prostates campaign. “Brewers are going to be pouring some incredible rare and exotic brews. This should be a great day to be a craft beer fan in Asheville.” Pints for Prostates is a 501(c)3 charity. It raises awareness about prostate cancer at beer festivals and pub events. Funds raised by the group help support free men’s health screenings provided by the Prostate Conditions Education Council and Us TOO Prostate Cancer Education and Support Network, which operates support groups for men battling the disease. You can get more information about Pints for Prostates at www.pintsforprostates.org. About All About Beer Magazine Now in its 34th year, All About Beer Magazine has been the essential source for the evolving beer culture. Winner of numerous awards and recognitions, All About Beer Magazine publishes the best on beer — its history and culture, beer travel, entertaining, brewing and collecting — six times a year with one additional bonus issue annually. The magazine promotes the positive attributes of the growing beer culture by hosting the World Beer Festivals where guests have the opportunity to taste samples from a wide range of beers and to discuss the beer with brewers and knowledgeable servers. For more information, please visit http://www.allaboutbeer.com, follow @allboutbeer on Twitter and like the magazine on Facebook athttp://facebook.com/allaboutbeermag. About Thirsty Monk The Thirsty Monk is located at 92 Patton Ave. in Asheville. It is open Sunday from 3-10 p.m., Monday to Thursday 4 p.m. to 12 a.m., Friday 3 p.m. to 2 a.m. and Saturday 2 p.m. to 2 a.m.. Monk South Pub & Brewery is located in Geiber Village at 1836 Hendersonville Rd. in Asheville. It is open Monday 4-10 p.m. and Tuesday to Saturday from 4 p.m. to 12 a.m. www.monkpub.com. Thirsty Monk Pub has received many awards and acknowledgements includeing Craftbeer.com’s Best Bar in the South.They have also been featured in Garden&Gun Magazine and Travel Channel. About Pints for Prostates Pints for Prostates is a 501(c)3 a campaign that 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 of the importance of regular health screenings and PSA testing by making appearances at beer festivals, social networking and pro bono advertising. More information is available at www.pintsforprostates.org. Pints for Prostates also has a presence on Facebook and Twitter (@pints4prostates).