DALLAS, TEXAS –The Flying Saucer Draught Emporium is teaming up with Pints for Prostates during a four week “European Beer Adventure” promotion designed to reach men through the universal language of beer. The 16-location beer pub group will generate prostate cancer awareness from July 3-24 that will culminate in a drawing for a trip for two to Belgium, Holland and Germany.
Flying Saucer will raise funds during the event to support the Pints for Prostates awareness mission. Each Wednesday as part of its popular “Brewery Night,” the Flying Saucer will feature a different classic European beer with the brand’s signature logo glassware. At 7p.m., 144 people at each location will be able to get the glass of the week and a pour of the featured beer for a great price, with the price of the glass going to support Pints for Prostates. Each glass will come with a raffle ticket for a drawing for a European Beer Adventure taking place Sept. 12-22, 2013.
“This is the second year we are teaming up with Pints for Prostates for this promotion and we are excited to be working with them on this chain-wide awareness celebration,” said Keith Schlabs of the Flying Saucer. “Our ‘Beerknurds’ are excited to support a great cause and have the chance to win a beer adventure of a lifetime.”
The special Pints for Prostates European Beer Adventure is organized by BeerTrips.com. The raffle includes round trip airfare for two from the continental U.S.; nine nights lodging in Amsterdam, Brussels, Cologne and Nijmegen; tours of famous breweries, including Cantillon, Koenigshoeven/La Trappe and Brouwerij Kerkom; escorted café crawls; guide city tours; breakfast daily, three beer dinners and five beer lunches; and private coach transportation. For a $10 donation for a single ticket, $25 donation for three tickets or $50 for seven tickets, Flying Saucer patrons can obtain additional entries in the drawing. The total value of the trip for two is estimated at $8,500. The drawing will be held on July 28, at the Flying Saucer’s Charlotte location. The prize is non-transferable and no cash substitute will be offered. The winner and their guest are responsible for obtaining passports and all trip related costs not outlined above. You must be 21 years old to enter. No purchase is necessary.
“It is great to be working again with The Flying Saucer Draught Emporium because they enable us reach thousands of men with a lifesaving message about the importance of early detection,” said Rick Lyke, a beer journalist who had successful prostate cancer surgery in 2008. “BeerTrips.com has put together a fantastic European Beer Adventure to some of the world’s great beer destinations. This is the beer trip of a lifetime and it is for a great cause.”
BeerTrips.com has been providing unique beer travel experiences to destinations around the world since 1998. This special Pints for Prostates group tour is limited to a total of 16 slots. The tour will be hosted by Lyke, the Pints for Prostates founder and a drinks journalist who has been writing about beer, wine and spirits for more than 30 years. He has visited Europe numerous times. Pints for Prostates is a 501(c)3 charity that reaches men through the universal language of beer with an important health message.
“Men are 33 percent more likely to develop prostate cancer than women are to have breast cancer, yet few men know about the critical importance of early detection,” Lyke said. “The support of the Flying Saucer, Chimay, Blanche de Bruxelles, Duvel and Gouden Carolous will help us reach an audience that needs to hear our message.”
About Pints for Prostates
Pints for Prostatesis a 501(c)3a campaign that 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 health screenings and PSA testing by making appearances at beer festivals, social networking and pro bono advertising. According to the National Cancer Institute, 240,890 new prostate cancer cases were diagnosed in the U.S. in 2011. More information is available at www.pintsforprostates.org. Pints for Prostates also has a presence on Facebook and Twitter (@pints4prostates).
About Flying Saucer Draught Emporium
The Flying Saucer Draught Emporiumis committed to bringing good beer to good people. The first location opened in Fort Worth, Texas, in June 1995 and the same group of beer lovers are in charge today. Currently the Saucer has 16 locations in Texas, Arkansas, Missouri, Tennessee, South Carolina and North Carolina. www.beerknurd.com.
Beer Trips.com was founded in 1998 to offer serious beer people the opportunity to travel to the world’s best beer destinations with other people who love great beer. Beer and travel, travel and beer — these are two of our favorite things. Both, in our estimation, are worth a fair amount of life’s energy. Our goal, and our very reason for existing, is to take our travelers the best beer destinations, drink, taste and enjoy the best beers, meet the beer-loving people of the countries we visit, and explore the history, culture, art and architecture of the interesting places where beer “grew up”. To do this we stay in nice, well-located hotels, eat at great restaurants that emphasize beer in their fare, and visit breweries, brew pubs, cafes, and museums that enhance our understanding and appreciation of beer and its rich history and culture. www.beertrips.com.