Wynkoop to Join More Than 35 Other Breweries to Fight Hunger

DENVER, CO — More than 35 breweries will offer their finest seasonal beers for tasting at the fourth annual “Parade of Darks,” hosted by Wynkoop Brewing Co. with proceeds going to Metro CareRing. The event takes place from 1 to 4 p.m. on Dec. 7, ending shortly before Denver’s annual “Parade of Lights.”

Last year’s “Parade of Darks” featured more than 80 different winter seasonals, brown ales, stouts, sour beers, and barley wines from the best breweries in Colorado and beyond. The list of attending breweries is still being prepared, but this year’s lineup promises to be even larger and more diverse.

All proceeds from the event go to Metro CareRing, Denver’s largest hunger-relief organization directly serving families. The funds will be used to provide healthy food, nutrition education, self-sufficiency programs, and supportive services to fill hungry bellies while also combating the root causes of hunger.

Last year, the sold-out event raised more than $14,000 for Metro CareRing. Advance tickets are $35 and day-of-event tickets are $42, and all attendees receive a commemorative glass and unlimited sampling. Tickets can be purchased at http://paradeofdarks.bpt.me/. On the website there is also a list of last year’s breweries, most ofwhich will again attend this year.

About Metro CareRing

Metro CareRing, the largest hunger-relief organization in Denver directly servingfamilies, offers nutritious food and other services to individuals and families in need. In addition to annually distributing more than 1.5 million pounds of primarily fresh food, Metro CareRing provides healthy living and nutrition education, self-sufficiency programs, and supportive services to help combat people’s root causes of hunger. Learn more at www.metrocarering.org.

About Wynkoop Brewing Co.

Founded in 1988, Wynkoop is Colorado’s first brewpub and Denver’s first microbrewery. Famous for small-batch beers, great food and even better people, Wynkoop’s commitment to the community has made it a Denver institution for over 25 years. www.wynkoop.com