FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Pints for Prostates Crowns for a Cure Headed to Stores Nationwide
More Than 40 Breweries Join Effort to Distribute 1.6 Million Bottle Caps in September
Charlotte, N.C. – Pints for Prostates is partnering with more than 40 craft brewers across the United States on a program designed to start conversations about men's health when guys get together to relax and enjoy a beer.
Pints for Prostates Crowns for a Cure is distributing more than 1.6 million bottle caps – known in the beverage trade as crowns – to craft brewers around the country to use on beer they package for distribution during September, which is National Prostate Cancer Awareness Month. 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.
"We are partnering with some great breweries to put a reminder in the hands of men to take charge of their health," said Rick Lyke, a prostate cancer survivor who started Pints for Prostates in 2008 after successful treatment for the disease. "After a successful trial of the program in 2015, we know these bottle caps 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 a shipment of between 10,000 to 50,000 Pints for Prostates crowns. The brewers from 26 states will use the caps in bottling runs and distribute the beer to retail accounts during September.
Pints for Prostates 2016 Crowns for a Cure participating breweries include:
- Abita Brewing, Covington, La.;
- Alamo Beer Co., San Antonio, Texas
- AleSmith Brewery, San Diego, Calif.
- Bayou Teche Brewing, Arnaudville, La.
- Bell's Brewing, Kalamazoo, Mich.
- Big Sky Brewing, Missoula, Mont.
- Boston Beer, Boston, Mass.
- Boulevard Brewing, Kansas City, Mo.
- Choc Beer, Krebs, Okla.
- Coronado Brewing, Coronado, Calif.
- Devils Backbone Brewing, Lexington, Va.
- DuClaw Brewing, Baltimore, Md.
- Ecliptic Brewing, Portland, Ore.
- Flying Fish Brewing, Somerdale, N.J.
- Foothills Brewing, Winston-Salem, N.C.
- Founders Brewing, Grand Rapids, Mich.
- Great Basin Brewing, Reno, Nev.
- Heavy Seas Brewing, 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.
- NXNW Restaurant and Brewery, Austin, Texas
- Olde Hickory Brewery, Hickory, N.C.
- Olde Mecklenburg Brewery, Charlotte, N.C.
- Penn Brewery, Pittsburgh, Pa.
- Pike Brewing, Seattle, Wash.
- 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.
- Summit Brewing, St. Paul, Minn.
- Thirsty Dog Brewing, Akron, Ohio
- Toppling Goliath Brewing, Decorah, Iowa
- Uinta Brewing, Salt Lake City, Utah
- Victory Brewing, Downington, Pa.
- Wormtown Brewing, Worcester, Mass.
About Great Basin Brewing Company
Great Basin Brewing Company, Nevada’s oldest and most award-winning brewery, has two restaurant/ brewery locations in Reno and Sparks, Nevada. Great Basin also features a tasting room at the Taps and Tanks production brewery in Reno. The brewery offers a full menu and a wide variety of beers — four flagship beers and many seasonal brewmaster specials, many having won awards at the most prestigious Great American Beer Festival and the World Beer Cup. For more information about Great Basin Brewing Company, visit greatbasinbrewingco.com.