Here in Portland, Gigantic Brewing will be participating this weekend as it will tap the final two kegs of its collaboration beer with Jolly Pumpkin. Phuket – It’s not that far from Laos will be tapped on Friday, September 25th at both Gigantic Brewing locations in Portland, including the new Gigantic Robot Room that’s located at the new Rocket Empire Machine at 6935 NE Glisan St. 100% of proceeds from the sale of this beer will go towards Pints for Prostates.
Brewed in collaboration with Ron Jeffries from Jolly Pumpkin in 2016, Phuket is a barrel-aged saison. Made with Oregon grown Asian pear, jasmine rice and palm sugar, then fermented and aged in French Oak barrels for 14 months. The beer was keg conditioned to perfectly marry all of the flavors together and was originally released in November 2017.
Here are additional details about participating in the 12th annual Denver Rare Beer Tasting along with the list of breweries across the country that will be tapping a rare beer…
Tickets for the Denver Rare Beer Tasting XII: Distanced Yet Together are $60 and now on sale. Tickets include a commemorative tasting glass and t-shirt shipped to your home; a code to download the app to attend the three-day online event; access to watch all of the content post event for up to a year; and special VIP status for next year’s in person Denver Rare Beer Tasting on October 8, 2021 in Colorado. While the ticket price does not include beer, beer fans can find special release brews at various locations that benefit the Pints for Prostates campaign.
Here is the full list of participating craft breweries that are planning special beer release events across the country as part of the weekend.
August Schell Brewing, New Ulm, MN, Starkeller Peach
The Ale Apothecary, Bend, OR, TBD
Burns Family Artisan Ales, Denver, CO, TBD Barrel Aged Beer
Prison City Pub & Brewery, Auburn, NY, Escape from Alca’razz
River North Brewery, Denver, CO, Barrel Aged Release
Rowley Farmhouse Ales, Santa Fe, NM, Prostator Smoked Doppelbock
Stereo Brewing, Placentia, CA, TBD
Stoup Brewing, Seattle, WA, TBD Barrel Aged
Sun King Brewing, Indianapolis, IN, King’s Reserve
Verboten Brewing, Loveland, CO, Double Vanilla Speck of Light
Von Seitz Theorecticales, Smithville, TN, TBD
Weathered Souls Brewing, San Antonio, TX, TBD Collaboration
Westbound & Down Brewing, Denver, CO, TBD
Westfax Brewing, Lakewood, CO, TBD Barrel Aged and Passion Fruit Sour
Wild Minds Ales, Minneapolis, MN, Festbier
Wolves & People Farmhouse Brewery Newberg, OR, Jersey Devil
Wormtown Patriots Landing, Foxboro, MA, Port Barrel Aged Decade Dance
Beer fans should check for social media and website announcements by these breweries to get information about beer release specifics. You do not need a Denver Rare Beer Tasting ticket to buy beer at one of the special brewery releases. If you unable to make it to one of these locations, through a partnership with The Rare Beer Club, beer fans can order a special beer created by Garden Path Fermentation in Washington exclusively for Pints for Prostates. The Whole Sum Parts is a “Skagitonian Montage” hoppy blended amber ale made from four base brews.
D.J. is a Portland, Oregon based writer that spent his formative years in the Midwest. With over 25 years under his belt of drinking beer at festivals across America and the world, he has developed a strong appreciation and understanding of craft beer and the industry that surrounds it. He can be found in any of the great breweries or beer bars that make Portland the best beer city in the world. His writing can also be found in the archives of Northwest Brewing News and can be followed on Twitter and Instagram at @hopapalooza.