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A Jolly Pumpkin For Prostates

Jolly Pumpkin (Dexter, MI) has teamed up with The Rare Beer Club and Shelton Brothers to bring a special release benefiting Pints For Prostates.  Lúpulo de Hielo is an oaky, pumpkin sour beer.

Lúpulo de Hielo was brewed with pumpkin, cacao and spices, then aged in oak barrels.  The name means ‘Ice Hop’ and is as hoppy as it is sour.  Aged for about a year in oak and blended with Calabaza Blanca.

We are excited to once again be involved with the Pints for Prostates campaign in reaching men through the universal language of beer.” – Ron Jeffries, President Jolly Pumpkin.

A portion of the proceeds of each bottle sold will be donated to Pints For Prostates.  Rare Beer Club will donate a $1.00 for every bottle shipped.

“This is a rare beer that delivers an important message. We want men to take charge of their health and get screened for prostate cancer,” said Rick Lyke, a prostate cancer survivor who founded Pints for Prostates after successful prostate cancer surgery in April 2008. “We’re thrilled that Jolly Pumpkin, The Rare Beer Club and Shelton Brothers are supporting the campaign in a way that will catch the attention of men needing to hear our message. We want to engage men in a conversation that might just save their lives.

How To Get Lúpulo de Hielo:

  • Join The Rare Beer Club online or call 800-625-8238 and be sure to start your membership by October 15 or earlier.
  • Attend the Denver Rare Beer Tasting III in Colorado on Sept. 30, where Jolly Pumpkin will be pouring samples of the brew alongside more than two dozen other great craft brewers offering extremely rare and exotic beers;
  • Visit a Jolly Pumpkin location in Ann Arbor or Traverse City, Mich., where a limited amount of Lúpulo de Hielo will go on sale Oct. 1.

Prostate cancer will claim 33, 700 lives in 2011.  Prostate cancer is 33% more common in men than breast cancer is in women.   The Jolly Pumpkin Lúpulo de Hielo release is part of the Pints for Prostates Oktoberfest for a Cure observance that is taking place from Aug. 26 to Oct. 22 at venues across the U.S. [Via Press Release]