Flying Saucer Draught Emporium is teaming up with Pints for Prostates during a five week “Germany Beer Tour” promotion designed to reach men through the universal language of beer. The 16-location beer pub group will generate prostate cancer awareness from June 4 to July 2 that will culminate in a drawing for a trip for two to Bavaria and Franconia in the heart of German beer country.
Flying Saucer will raise funds during the event to support the Pints for Prostates awareness mission. Last year, $32,000 was raised between all Flying Saucer locations across the U.S.
Each Wednesday as part of its popular “Brewery Night,” Flying Saucer will feature a different classic German imported beer or German-style beer made by an American regional craft brewery with the brand’s signature logo glassware. At 7 p.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 proceeds from the glass going to support Pints for Prostates. Each glass will come with a raffle ticket for a drawing for a Germany Beer Tour taking place Oct. 9 to 19, 2014.
“This is the third year we are teaming up with Pints for Prostates, and we are excited to be working with them on this company-wide awareness celebration,” said Keith Schlabs of 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 Germany Beer Tour is organized by BeerTrips.com. The raffle includes round-trip airfare for two from the continental U.S.; nine nights of lodging in Aying, Garmisch Partenkirchen, Rothenburg, Bayrueth, Bamberg and Munich; tours of famous breweries; escorted beer hall crawls; guided city tours; stops at castles and monastery breweries; a trip up the Zugspitze, the highest peak in Germany; breakfast daily; four beer dinners and four 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 $9,000. The drawing will be held in early July 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. Entrants must be 21 years old to enter. No purchase is necessary.
Beer brands supporting the promotion at Flying Saucer include Bitburger, Kostritzer, Schneider and Sohn, Ayinger and Reissdorf. However, breweries will vary by location and date.
“It is great to be working again with 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 Germany Beer Tour to some of the great beer destinations in Bavaria and Franconia. 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 Flying Saucer helps us reach an audience that needs to hear our message.”
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 health screenings and PSA testing by making appearances at beer festivals, social networking and pro bono advertising. According to the National Cancer Institute, approximately 240,000 new prostate cancer cases are diagnosed annually 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).
About Flying Saucer Draught Emporium
Flying Saucer Draught Emporium is 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.