Pints for Prostates is getting ready to partner with 51 craft breweries from across the United States for Crowns for a Cure 2017. The month of September is Prostate Cancer Awareness Month and Pints for Prostates is bringing awareness to men’s health via the craft brewing industry.
For Crowns for a Cure 2017, Pints for Prostates is distributing over 2 million bottle caps, or crowns, to 51 breweries that will be packaged for the month of September. The crowns feature the Pints for Prostates logo on the outside, with messages under the caps designed to encourage men to learn more about the importance of regular health screenings. Participating regional breweries include Ecliptic Brewing, Rogue Ales, and Pike Brewing.
Here’s more from today’s press release…
“Pints for Prostates has the support of some great breweries to put a reminder in the hands of men about a major health issue,” said Rick Lyke, a prostate cancer survivor who started Pints for Prostates in 2008 after successful treatment for the disease. “Crowns for a Cure will start thousands of conversations and encourage guys to talk with their doctors about scheduling health screenings.”
Each brewery taking part in the program is receiving between 10,000 to 70,000 Pints for Prostates crowns. The brewers from 27 states will use the caps in bottling runs and distribute the beer to retail accounts during September.
Pints for Prostates 2017 Crowns for a Cure participating breweries include:
Alamo Beer Co., San Antonio, Texas
AleSmith Brewery, San Diego, Calif.
Bayou Teche Brewing, Arnaudville, La.
Bear Republic Brewing, Healdsburg, Calif.
Bell’s Brewery, Comstock, Mich.
Big Sky Brewing, Missoula, Mont.
Boston Beer, Boston, Mass.
Brothers Craft Brewing, Harrisonburg, Va.
Coronado Brewing, San Diego, Calif.
D9 Brewing, Cornelius, N.C.
Devils Backbone Brewing, Lexington, Va.
Double Barley Brewing, Smithfield, N.C.
DuClaw Brewing, Baltimore, Md.
Durty Bull Brewing, Durham, N.C.
Ecliptic Brewing, Portland, Ore.
Empire Brewing, Cazenovia, N.Y.
Flying Fish Brewing, Somerdale, N.J.
Foothills Brewing, Winston-Salem, N.C.
Founders Brewing, Grand Rapids, Mich.
Funky Buddha Brewery, Oakland Park, Fla.
Grand Teton Brewing, Victor, Idaho
Great Basin Brewing, Reno, Nev.
Hardywood Park Craft Brewery, Richmond, Va.
Heavy Seas Beer, Baltimore, Md.
Hoppin’ Frog Brewing, Akron, Ohio
Laughing Dog Brewing, Ponderay, Idaho
Lazy Magnolia Brewing, Kiln, Miss.
Middle Ages Brewing, Syracuse, N.Y.
Mill Stream Brewing, Amana, Iowa
MKE Brewing, Milwaukee, Wisc.
Mother Earth Brewing, Kinston, N.C.
New Holland Brewing, Holland, Mich.
Olde Hickory Brewery, Hickory, N.C.
The Olde Mecklenburg Brewery, Charlotte, N.C.
Penn Brewery, Pittsburgh, Pa.
Pike Brewing, Seattle, Wash.
Prairie Artisan Ales, Krebs, Okla.
Rhinegeist Brewery, Cincinnati, Ohio
RJ Rockers Brewing, Spartanburg, S.C.
Rogue Ales, Newport, Ore.
Saint Arnold Brewing, Houston, Texas
Schlafly Beer, St. Louis, Mo.
Smuttynose Brewing, Hampton, N.H.
Southern Tier Brewing, Lakewood, N.Y.
Thirsty Dog Brewing, Akron, Ohio
Toppling Goliath Brewing, Decorah, Iowa
Uinta Brewing, Salt Lake City, Utah
Victory Brewing, Downington, Pa.
Verboten Brewing, Loveland, Colo.
Weyerbacher Brewing, Easton, Pa.
Wormtown Brewery, Worcester, Mass.
“The craft beer community is very supportive of the Pints for Prostates campaign and has generously assisted us in getting our message to millions of men over the last nine years. What we have been able to accomplish really starts and ends with brewers and beer fans,” Lyke said. “If Pints for Prostates Crowns for as Cure reaches just one guy who benefits from a prostate health screening, then the effort will be a huge success.”
Beer drinkers who spot Pints for Prostates crowns are encouraged to help spread the word by tagging photos on social media with #CrownsforaCure and @pints4prostates, along with the brewery name and location where the bottle caps were found.
Homebrewers who want to take part in Crowns for a Cure can do so by ordering bottle caps from Northern Brewer, which partnered with Pints for Prostates earlier this year on Homebrew Strong, an awareness building effort which includes a special brewing kit.
About Pints for Prostates Pints for Prostates 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 about the importance of regular men’s health screenings by making appearances at beer festivals, social networking and pro bono advertising. According to the National Cancer Institute, approximately 161,000 new prostate cancer cases will be diagnosed in 2017 in the U.S. More information is available at www.pintsforprostates.org. Pints for Prostates also has a presence on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram (@pints4prostates).
D.J. is a Portland, Oregon based writer that spent his formative years in the Midwest. With over 20 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 Northwest Brewing News and can be followed on Twitter at @hopapalooza.