Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Pink Beer to Support Cancer Survivors

Crazy Mountain Pink Vail Fruit AleYou've heard of green beer, but have you heard of pink beer? The folks at Crazy Mountain have come up with a pink beer made with raspberries and pomegranates to help fight cancer. Here's the press release to tell you all about their new Pink Vail Fruit Ale.


Special pink beer to support the world's largest ski day to conquer cancer

[PRESS RELEASE] EDWARDS, Colo. - February 25th, 2013 - Crazy Mountain Brewery is partnering with Shaw Regional Cancer Center to brew a pink colored beer in honor of their second annual Pink Vail fundraiser: a one-day one-mountain event to raise awareness and funds in support of their new survivorship program, "Spirit of Survival". Hundreds of pink-clad skiers and snowboarders will receive pledges, or sponsorships, to ski Vail Mountain on Saturday, March 9th in celebration or in memory of a loved one who had cancer. After a day of enjoying Vail's terrain (and hopefully fresh powder), Pink Vail participants will do a guided "Celebration Ski Down" from Eagles Nest to the Lionshead Village base area.

At the bottom, adults will receive a complimentary pint of Crazy Mountain's "Pink Vail Fruit Ale", a wheat beer brewed with raspberries and pomegranates. This beer will be very pink in color and will taste like summer.

The Pink Vail Fruit Ale tapping party will be at Crazy Mountain on Thursday, February 28th from 5-10pm. Be the first to taste this pomegranate raspberry wheat beer and support Pink Vail. The tapping party will also feature live bluegrass music by local favorite, Hardscrabble. For more information on the Pink Vail Fruit Ale, please call 970-926-3009. For more information on the Pink Vail ski day, visit www.PinkVail.com.

The Crazy Mountain team decided to use raspberries and pomegranates because they are packed with antioxidants and vitamin C. Beer, in general, features a variety of health benefits that are not commonly known to most people:

- Contains a surprising number of vitamins and antioxidants that can help prevent heart disease and even rebuild muscle.
- Has one of the highest energy contents of any food or drink (as long as you only have 1 or 2).
- When you are sweating in the sun or just ran a race, a beer may provide better hydration than water alone.
- Dark beer has a good iron content, which is an essential mineral to the body.
- Beer has high levels of silicon, which is linked to bone health. Pale Ales are richest in silicon.
- A beer or two a day can help raise levels of HDL ("the good cholesterol" that keeps arteries from clogging).
- Moderate beer drinking reduces the risk of heart attacks and dying from cardiovascular disease by 25 to 40%.
- Drinking one beer a day helps reduce the risk of developing kidney stones by 40% in men.
- Marinating a steak in beer for 1 hour eliminates almost 70% of the carcinogens produced when the meat is pan-fried.
- Beer and wine contain about the same levels of antioxidants, but the antioxidants are different because the flavonoids found in hops and grapes are different.
- Beer drinkers have 30% higher levels of vitamin B6 in their blood than non-beer drinkers.
- Moderate amounts of beer help prevent blood clots that block blood flow to the heart, neck and brain - the clots that cause stroke.

Note – Crazy Mountain Brewery reminds readers that health benefits of beer are based on moderate consumption meaning no more than one drink per day for women and two per day for men. Binge drinking has serious health impacts so please drink responsibly.


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