Seattle Artisan Beer Tasting - An Event Benefiting Pints for Prostates
August 8, 2014 - 1:16 PM- by Kendall Jones, Washington Beer Blog -
On Saturday, August 16, 2014, Draft Magazine teams up with Pike Brewing and Pints for Prostates to present Seattle Artisan Beer Tasting. The event features beer and food served up in a rooftop environment in downtown Seattle. Along with food from Pike Brewing's chefs, the event features cheeses from local artisan cheese makers. Below we share the list of confirmed breweries and beers.
Seattle Artisan Beer Tasting offers two session, 2:00 - 5:00 p.m. and 6:00 - 9:00 p.m.. Tickets cost $65 plus a service fee and are available online online via ETIX. All proceeds from the event benefit Pints for Prostates, a 501(c)3 charity.
Pints for Prostates uses the universal language of beer as a mechanism to reach men with an important health message. The campaign raises awareness among men about the importance of regular health screenings and early detection. Funds generated by the Pints for Prostates events go to fighting prostate cancer and assisting men with the disease, in addition to funding its education and awareness efforts.
Here is the brewery and beer lineup for the event:
- AleSmith Brewing of San Diego, Calif., 2013 Barrel-Aged Speedway Stout and AleSmith Anvil ESB;
- Big Sky Brewing of Missoula, Mont., Barrel-Aged Power Wagon Wheat Wine and Slow Elk Oatmeal Stout;
- Dogfish Head Craft Brewery of Milton, Del., 90 Minute IPA and 2012 Red & White;
- Double Mountain Brewery, Hood River, Ore., LuLu Saison, Sacre Bleu Belgian Dubbel and Double Mountain IRA;
- Elysian Brewing, Seattle, Wash., Night Owl Pumpkin Ale and Space Dust IPA;
- Global Beer Network, Middleton, Mass., Gulden Draak and St. Louis Gueuze Fond Tradition Kriek.
- Jolly Pumpkin Artisan Ales of Ann Arbor, Mich., Luciemaga and Parcela;
- Laughing Dog Brewing of Ponderay, Idaho, Summer Peach Sour and Trippel Squared;
- Merchant Du Vin of Seattle, Wash., Samuel Smith’s Organic Apricot Ale, Lindemans Cuvee Rene Gueuze Lambic and Brasserie du Bocq Saison 1858;
- Pike Brewery of Seattle, Wash., Pike Entire Wood Aged Stout and Pike Double Hopulus IPA;
- Rogue Ales of Newport, Ore., Rogue Farms 7 Hop IPA and Rogue Farms Honey Kolsch;
- Schooner Exact Brewing of Seattle, Wash., Dark Raspberry Sour Ale and 2014 Barrel-Aged Imperial Porter;
- Sierra Nevada Brewing of Chico, Calif., Rain Check Spiced Stout and Barrel-Aged Scotch Ale;
- Unibroue of Chambly, Quebec, La Fin du Monde and Blanche de Chambly.
SEATTLE ARTISAN BEER TASTING SET FOR AUGUST 16
DRAFT MAGAZINE PRESENTS PINTS FOR PROSTATES BENEFIT
SEATTLE – DRAFT Magazine is presenting the inaugural Seattle Artisan Beer Tasting to benefit Pints for Prostates on Aug. 16. The event featuring a collection of two dozen artisan beers and food will be held in two sessions at the Pike Brewing Beer Garden on a roof top with a magnificent view of Puget Sound.
Beer from some of America’s leading craft brewers along with selected classic imported brews will be poured at the outdoor event accompanied by food prepared by the chefs at the Pike Pub and Brewery and specialty cheese from the Pacific Northwest. The two sessions, 2-5 p.m. and 6-9 p.m., will each be limited to 140 guests.
“Seattle is the perfect place to celebrate artisan beer and its inter-relationship with great food,” said Evan Hughes, publisher of DRAFT Magazine. “We are proud to partner with Pints for Prostates to produce this fundraiser and help them reach men through the universal language of beer.”
Invitations have been extended to a dozen brewers and importers to take part in the event. So far AleSmith Brewing of San Diego, Calif.; Big Sky Brewing of Missoula, Mont.; Dogfish Head Craft Brewery of Milton, Del.; Jolly Pumpkin Artisan Ales of Ann Arbor, Mich.; Laughing Dog Brewing of Ponderay, Idaho; Merchant Du Vin of Seattle, Wash.; Pike Brewery of Seattle, Wash.; Schooner Exact Brewing of Seattle, Wash.; and Sierra Nevada Brewing of Chico, Calif., have confirmed they will attend.
“The Seattle Artisan Beer Tasting is going to be an intimate celebration of beer craftsmanship that will help raise funds for the Pints for Prostates campaign,” said Rick Lyke, a beer journalist who founded Pints for Prostates following successful prostate cancer surgery in 2008. “We are bringing together some of the best beers in the world in a unique setting that a small group of beer enthusiasts will get the chance to enjoy.”
Tickets for the event are $65 with a $5 service fee online via ETIX. Tickets include unlimited beer samples, a commemorative tasting glass and food samples in an unforgettable setting overlooking Puget Sound. The event is being held at the Pike Brewery Beer Garden, on the roof of 84 Union St. (at the Post Alley) in Seattle adjacent to the historic Pike Place Market. Funds raised by Pints for Prostates help to support the group’s awareness mission, as well as funding free men’s health screenings provided by the Prostate Conditions Education Council and support groups organized by the Us TOO International Prostate Cancer Education and Support Network.