Asheville Rare & Wild Beer Tasting

What: Beer Festival

When: Friday - May 31, 2013 @ 06:00PM to Friday - May 31, 2013 @ 09:00PM

Where: 66 Asheland Avenue, Asheville, North Carolina
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 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 Each brewery will pour unique beers. Some will be rare and others will be “wild” featuring Barrel Aged, Sours, Casks and vintage beers

“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

Here is the official list of 37 beers from 24 breweries that are scheduled to be poured at the May 31 event:
·Against the Grain Port Barrel-Aged Bo & Luke, Tickle Me Alemo & Citra Ass Down
·Allagash Smoke and Beards & Mattina Rossa
·Asheville Ratri Double IPA, Bier de Mardi Garde & Big Thankful Porter
·Bell’s Sweet Potato Stout
·Big Boss Hell's Bizz-ness
·Blue Mountain Barrel House Sour Cherry Lager & Barrel Aged Mandolin
·Boulder BFU (Be Forever Unknown)
·Brooklyn There Will Be Black & Silver Anniversary Lager
·Deschutes Burgschrund Black & The Dissident
·Founders Panther Cub Imperial Stout
·Goose Island Bourbon County Cherry Stout & 2012 Bourbon County Coffee Stout
·Haw River Farmhouse Ales Cotton Pickin' Farmhouse IPA, Sun Hands Tripel, Rusted Plow & St. Benedict's Brunch
·Highland 2008 Cold Mountain & 2009 Auld Asheville Ale
·Jester King Viking Metal
·Mother Earth Brewing 2012 Tripel Overhead Barrel-Aged
·New Belgium Barrel-Aged Love Oscar
·Brewery Ommegang Game of Thrones Iron Throne
·Oskar Blues Red Fox Ale
·Samuel Adams 13th Hour Stout
·Sierra Nevada Wolfinanny Wheatwine
·Stone 11.11.11 Vertical Epic Ale in Red Wine Barrels
·SweetWater Gangsta IPA
·Thirsty Monk Imperial Amber
·Weyerbacher Sour Black Pinot Noir Barrel-Aged

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