Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Pints for Prostates Portland Pale Ale Invitational Funds Free Testing

Portland, OR

Tickets Still Available for Inaugural Event Celebrating America’s Favorite Beer Style

The inaugural Pints for Prostates Portland Pale Ale Invitational will be held on Wednesday, July 25 from 5:30-8:30 p.m. at Tom McCall Waterfront Park in Portland, Ore.  Money raised by the event will help fund a free men’s health screening program taking place in Portland.

Pints for Prostates, in cooperation with the Prostate Conditions Education Council, is sponsoring a free screening event on Aug. 1 from 8:30 a.m. to Noon at Northwest Urological Clinic, 2230 NW Pettygrove St. (# 210) in Portland. The screening includes a digital rectal exam, and blood tests for prostate specific antigen, cholesterol (fasting recommended), HDL/LDL, glucose and triglycerides. More information is available by calling 503-223-6223.

“Pints for Prostates mission is awareness and the highest form of awareness is for a man to get screened. Screening saved my life and the death rate from prostate cancer is down 40 percent in the U.S. since the PSA test came into regular use,” said Rick Lyke, a beer writer who founded Pints for Prostates after successful prostate cancer surgery in 2008. “We truly appreciate Northwest Urological Clinic for their support of this event. We are proud to be working with Prostate Conditions Education Council to sponsor similar events in other locations around the U.S.”

Prostate cancer screenings take just a few minutes and include several other checks that play a factor in overall health awareness and a man’s overall risk for prostate cancer. If you do not live in the Portland area, PCEC maintains a list of free screening sites online at www.prostateconditions.org or you call toll free 866-4PROST8.

“Our goal was to create an event to celebrate the allure, complexity and flavors of pale ale, while raising awareness about an important men’s health issue,” said Lyke. “Thanks to the help of 24 great breweries we have been able to put together a very special beer tasting.”

The Portland Pale Ale Invitational features pale ales from a dozen Oregon breweries and a dozen breweries from around the globe. Presented by Beer West magazine in conjunction with the Oregon Brewers Festival, the event benefits the Pints for Prostates campaign, a registered 501(c)3 charity.

Tickets for the Portland Pale Ale Invitational are $30 and are available online at http://www.pintsforprostates.org . All net proceeds support the mission of the Pints for Prostates campaign. Only 500 tickets for this special event will be sold.

“We are excited about the brewers that have agreed to take part and the world class pale ales they will be pouring. Beer fans will get the chance to try a wide variety of pale ale styles in a single session,” said Megan Flynn, publisher and editor-in-chief of Beer West magazine.  “Pale ales have become America’s favorite type of craft beer. This event salutes the passion brewers and beer drinkers have for pale ale.”

Beers that are scheduled to be poured at the event include:
·         Dark Rain Black Pale Ale from BridgePort Brewing, Portland, Ore.;
·         Caldera IPA from Caldera Brewing, Ashland, Ore.;
·         Portland Ale from Cascade Brewing, Portland, Ore.;
·         Armory XPA from Deschutes Brewery, Bend, Ore.;
·         Bad Henry IPA from Fire Mountain Brew House,  Carlton, Ore.;
·         Pale 31 from Firestone Walker Brewing, Paso Robles, Calif.;
·         Full Sail IPA from Full Sail Brewing, Hood River, Ore.;
·         Kick Axe Dry Hopped Pale Ale from Lompoc Brewing, Portland, Ore.;
·         MacTarnahan’s Amber Ale from MacTarnahan's Brewing, Portland, Ore.;
·         Moa Pale Ale from Moa Brewing, Marlborough, New Zealand;
·         White Hatter, Black Hatter, Oaked Hatter, Farmhouse Hatter & Rye Hatter from New Holland Brewing, Holland, Mich.;
·         Radiant Summer Ale from Ninkasi Brewing, Eugene, Ore.;
·         Ghost Hop White IPA from NoDa Brewing, Charlotte, N.C.;
·         Wooden Elephant Barrel Aged IPA from Odell Brewing, Fort Collins, Colo.;
·         Protector Pale Ale for Oregon Brew Crew (homebrewers) from Portland, Ore.;
·         Chatoe Rogue Single Malt Ale from Rogue Ales, Newport, Ore.;
·         Flipside Double IPA from Sierra Nevada Brewing, Chico, Calif.;
·         Clear Creek Pale Ale from Silver City Brewery, Bremerton, Wash.;
·         Snake River Pale Ale and Pako’s IPA from Snake River Brewery, Jackson Hole, Wyo.;
·         Barley Legal Pale Ale from Southern Oregon Brewing, Medford, Ore.;
·         Stone Ruination IPA from Stone Brewing, Escondido, Calif.;
·         Hophead Double IPA from Tree Brewing, Kelowna, British Columbia;
·         5-South Pale Ale from 21st Amendment Brewery, San Francisco, Calif.;
·         Wells Bombardier Ale from Wells & Young’s, Bedford, United Kingdom.

“This year marks the 25th annual Oregon Brewers Festival so we are proud to be able to help support Pints for Prostates by making our venue available for the Portland Pale Ale Invitational on the eve of our silver anniversary,” said Art Larrance, one of the founders of the Oregon Brewers Festival.  “The Oregon Brewers Festival is already one of the world’s biggest beer events and the Portland Pale Ale Invitational is another reason for people to visit and enjoy great craft beer.”

Pints for Prostates will also have a booth at the Oregon Brewers Festival. Attendees can make a donation for a chance to enter a drawing for a seven night trip for two to Belgium that is being donated by BeerTrips.com. The winner of that trip will be drawn on Sunday on stage at the Oregon Brewers Festival.


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