Alamo Beer and Kiolbassa Sausage teaming up for Pints for Prostates at Fatherfest

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Fatherfest Pint GlassSan Antonio, TX – For the 2nd year, San Antonio’s Alamo Beer Company and Kiolbassa have teamed up for Fatherfest. The event was created as a way for families to spend time with dad on Father’s Day plus be a platform to promote awareness of men’s health issues. Fatherfest will begin at noon and run until 9 p.m. on Sunday, June 19 on the grounds of Alamo Beer Company located at 202 Lamar Street, San Antonio, Texas 78202. Music will be headlined by Mitch Webb and the Swindles with performances by Clint Tomerlin with Lacey Brinson and Abraham Weaver.

Additional Fatherfest activities include local vendors, moon bounce, food truck competition, men’s health screenings and a special Kiolbassa Celebrity cook-off. This year a new section titled, “The Workshop,” will feature presentations from a grill master, beer expert and men’s health professional. As always, Alamo Beer Company is kid and pet-friendly. Visit alamobeer.com or kiolbassa.com for more information.

Part of the proceeds for Fatherfest will be donated to Pints for Prostates with commemorative glassware available for purchase. Pints for Prostates is a 501(c)3 campaign that reaches men through the universal language of beer to encourage them to take charge of their health.

“This last year I was affected with my own personal battle with prostate cancer. Fortunately, it was caught early and the cancer is gone,” stated Eugene Simor, founder and CEO of Alamo Beer Company. “That’s why Fatherfest is important. It’s not only a great time for families, it brings awareness to some very important men’s health issues. We are proud to be partnering with Kiolbassa to support this cause. ” concluded Simor.

According to the National Cancer Institute’s website, it is estimated that in 2016 there will be over 180,000 new cases of prostate cancer in the United States. Early detection is key in reducing the national mortality rates. The Urology Place, led by Dr. Kella, will be providing free prostate-specific antigen (PSA) blood testing for the first 300 men. Testosterone testing will also be available for a minimal fee.

About Alamo Beer Company

Alamo Beer Company introduced ALAMO Golden Ale in October 2003. Since then, it has continued to grow locally and has quickly expanded to West Texas, South Texas, Houston, Austin and Dallas/Fort Worth. In March of 2015, Alamo Beer Company, opened its brewery, beer hall and beer garden in San Antonio’s east downtown. Using traditional German brewing methods the brewery produces an ALAMO Pilsner, ALAMO Amber Lager, ALAMO German Pale Ale, ALAMO Golden Ale and seasonal varieties. The beers are available for purchase at retailers, bars and restaurants. The beer hall and beer garden are open to the public Thursday through Sunday. Visit alamobeer.com for more details.

About Kiolbassa Sausage

San Antonio-based Kiolbassa Provisions is committed to the slow crafting of sausage with only real meat, in 150 lbs. batches, and smoking it in a traditional hardwood smokehouse to give it the legendary taste that has made it the sausage-lover’s sausage. Founded on city’s Westside by Rufus Kiolbassa in 1949, today they employ highly skilled people, not machines, to make sausage the old world way using only choice beef and pork, fresh spices and real smoke to lock in the flavor and give it texture. There are no hard to pronounce mystery ingredients in Kiolbassa products. Robert Kiolbassa took over for his dad, Rufus, but made sure to continue the commitment to quality ingredients. Today it is Robert’s son, Michael Kiolbassa, who continues the generational commitment to saying yes to quality ingredients and yes to robust flavor. As company president he remains passionate about what goes into every link and honoring his grandfather’s vision. All Kiolbassa products come with a money back guarantee. Kiolbassa is sold in 47 states, Puerto Rico and Mexico. For more information, visit www.kiolbassa.com.

 About Pints for Prostates

Pints for Prostates is a 501(c)3 campaign that 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, 240,890 new prostate cancer cases were diagnosed in the U.S. in 2011. More information is available at www.pintsforprostates.org.  Pints for Prostates also has a presence on Facebook and Twitter (@pints4prostates).

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