GABF Rare Beer Tasting almost sold out

More than 90 percent of the tickets for the Denver Rare Beer Tasting III on Sept. 30 in Denver have already been sold, even as organizers work to finalize what beer will be served.

Here is a partial list of confirmed participants and beers: Alaskan Brewing 2009 Baltic Porter with Cherries and Vanilla Beans; Avery Brewing Dihos Dactylion Cabernet Sauvignon Barrel-Aged Sour Ale; Big Sky Brewing 2006 Chardonnay Barrel-Aged Belgian Triple; Brooklyn Brewery Cuvee de la Crochet Rouge; The Bruery The Wanderer Dark Sour Ale; Cascade Brewing Borbonic Plague; Cigar City Brewing Neilsbohrium Imperial Raisin Sweet Stout Rum Barrel-Aged; Dogfish Head Craft Brewery Olde School Vintage 2004; The Duck-Rabbit Craft Brewery The End of Reason; Foothills Brewing TBD; Highland Brewery PSA Pilsner; Laughing Dog Brewing St. Benny’s Labby Ale Bourbon Barrel-Aged; Left Hand Brewery Fade to Black Vol. 1 (2009); Lost Abbey/Port Brewery Deliverance; New Belgium Brewing Leopold Bros. Whiskey Barrel-Aged Sour Beer; New Holland Brewing Rum Barrel-Aged Pilgrim’s Dole Wheatwine; Rogue Ales Charlie 1981; Samuel Adams Utopias; Sierra Nevada Brewing 30th Anniversary Rum Barrel-Aged Fritz and Ken’s Stout; Stone Brewing 2010 Stone Imperial Russian Stout Stranahan’s Colorado Whiskey Barrel-Aged; Wynkoop Brewery Metacool Maltuwanna Imperial Amber Ale.

“The breweries represent a slice of America’s finest craft beer makers and each will bring a rare, limited release brew to the Denver Rare Beer Tasting,” said Rick Lyke, founder of the Pints for Prostates campaign. “The brewers understand the reputation the first two Denver Rare Beer Tastings created and they will pour incredible, exotic brews. This is a special day for true beer fanatics.”

Tickets for the Denver Rare Beer Tasting are $80 and include unlimited samples of 28 hard to find brews, hors d’oeuvres, a commemorative tasting glass, event program and the chance to meet the men and women who created the special beers. The tasting place at Wynkoop Brewing on 18th Street in Denver on Sept. 30 from 1-4 p.m. Only 500 tickets will be sold for the event.