Grapevine’s Third Annual Beertopia To Benefit Pints For Prostates

Beer lovers in the Charlotte region and surrounding areas of York County have a great reason to celebrate St. Patrick’s day a little early this year at grapevine’s Third Annual Beertopia to benefit Pints for Prostates.

Who: Pints for Prostates, a 501(c)3 campaign that uses the universal language of beer to reach men with a critical health message.

What: grapevine’s Third Annual Beertopia, an event that will feature: more than 40 different breweries and 150 craft beers; live music; delicious local food, vendors and prizes

Where: grapevine, located in Baxter Village, 1012 Market Street, Fort Mill, SC

When: Saturday, March 12th from 2 – 6 p.m.

How: General admission tickets are $25 and special VIP tickets are $35. VIP tickets allow beer fans into the event one hour early, for the chance to meet the brewers and sample the most popular beer styles first. Get tickets today:

Why: grapevine will donate $1 from each ticket sold to help fight prostate cancer. Attendees may also visit the Pints for Prostates booth at Beertopia to purchase t-shirts, hats, and make a donation for the chance to win a guided nine night trip for two to Prague, Bamberg and Munich for Oktoberfest 2011.

About Pints for Prostates

Pints for Prostates, a campaign that uses the universal language of beer to encourage men to take charge of their health, was founded by prostate cancer survivor and beer writer Rick Lyke in 2008. The grassroots effort raises awareness among men of 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 218,000 new prostate cancer cases were diagnosed in the U.S. in 2010, which is 25,000 more than the number of expected new cases of breast cancer. Sadly, more than 32,000 American men died from the disease last year. More information is available at Pints for Prostates also has a presence on Facebook and Twitter (@pints4prostates).

About grapevine
grapevine opened in 2007 as an independent retail shop and bar with the goal to create a comfortable atmosphere in which to offer a unique and disdinctive mix of wines and specialty beers with value. Shortly after the First Annual Beertopia held in March 2009, owners David and Melanie Sills added draft beer by the glass at the bar and in growlers to-go and have maintained one of the highest ratings of beer stores and bars in The Carolinas. Often described as the local “Cheers” grapevine donated over $26,000 to various charities in 2009-2010, one of which was Pints for Prostates. For more information on fundraising opportunities at grapevine, please see grapevine also maintains a presence on facebook and twitter (@grapevinewine).