Rare Beer Club Naming Contest for Exclusive Yazoo Brewing Co. Beer

Rare Beer Club®, Pints for Prostates, and Yazoo Brewing Co. to hold Annual Beer Naming Contest

Lake Forest, Calif. (May 22, 2017) –The Rare Beer Club® is collaborating with Pints for Prostates and Yazoo Brewing Company, located in Nashville, TN, to create a sour Belgian Golden Strong Ale aged in Merlot French oak exclusively for members of the club to benefit the Pints for Prostates campaign. The beer will be named exclusively by the public and the contest winner will receive a 6-month, 2-bottle membership to The Rare Beer Club.
Rare Beer Club owner Kris Calef commented, "We're really excited about this beer. It's been spiked with over 12 different brettanomyces and Yazoo's house souring bacteria. It going to undergo a secondary fruit fermentation with a combination of Cherries and Cranberries. Brandon Jones, head of Yazoo's sour and wild beer production, recently told me the base beer is showing characteristics of white pepper, dark fruit, leather and bright lemon lime."
The limited edition label will feature the Pints for Prostates logo, which includes the blue ribbon to remind people of the ongoing search for a cure to prostate cancer, a leading cause of death among American men. "The annual release of a special beer through The Rare Beer Club helps us to connect with guys and urge them to take charge of their health by getting screened for prostate cancer," said Rick Lyke, a prostate cancer survivor who founded Pints for Prostates after successful prostate cancer surgery in April 2008.

Entering the Beer Naming Contest
Although the new beer will only be available to members of The Rare Beer Club, both members and non-members are invited to enter the contest and submit up to three names for the new beer. The contest officially begins on Wednesday, May 24th, 2017. Entrants will have until 2 pm Pacific on Monday, June 12th, to submit up to three names.
Finalists will be chosen by The Rare Beer Club, Pints for Prostates, and Yazoo Brewing Company on Wednesday, June 14th, at which time contestants, club members, and the general public can vote for their favorite name. The winning entry will be announced on Thursday, June 22nd.
To receive this special beer, and many more, join the Rare Beer Club online or call 800-625-8238. Be sure to start your membership by September 2017, or earlier, to receive this exclusive beer from Yazoo Brewing Company.

About The Rare Beer Club® and The Microbrewed Beer of the Month Club™
For over 23 years, The Rare Beer Club and the Microbrewed Beer of the Month Club™ have provided members with exclusive and uncommon craft beers selected from the world's top breweries. Members of The Microbrewed Beer of the Month Club can choose from 4 different craft beer club options, each of which ship twelve beers in up to 4 different styles from renowned domestic and foreign craft breweries. The Rare Beer Club, originally founded by world-renowned beer expert Michael Jackson, features the finest in limited-release, celebratory, and artisanal beers. Members receive two different 750-ml bottles in each shipment brewed in a wide variety of styles, including farmhouse ales, imperial stouts, and barley wines. For more information on The Rare Beer Club and The Microbrewed Beer of the Month Club, visit www.beermonthclub.com

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 men's health screenings 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 Yazoo Brewing Co.
Yazoo's grass roots began in 1993 with a homebrewing kit bought from the back pages of Rolling Stone in 1993. In October 2003, they officially opened their doors and began selling kegs of Yazoo Pale Ale, Dos Perros, Spring Wheat, and Onward Stout to local bars and restaurants, quickly gaining an enthusiastic local following. After six years, they outgrew their original brewery, and in 2010 moved into a bigger space and installed a 40 barrel brewhouse. In 2012 Linus Hall and Brandon Jones teamed up to create Tennessee's first dedicated wild and sour program named "Embrace The Funk". Yazoo beer can now be found in most of Tennessee & Mississippi. Find Yazoo on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram at @yazoobrew and @embracethefunk