Each Wednesday, from June 27 to July 21, the Saucer will feature a different Belgian-style beer with the brand’s signature glassware. Starting at 7 p.m., the first 144 people at each location will be able to get the glass of the week and a pour of the featured beer for a great price, with the price of the glass going to support Pints for Prostates.
Each glass will come with a raffle ticket for a drawing for a special beer trip for two to Belgium from Sept. 7-15, 2012. Saucer patrons can also purchase extra raffle tickets: $10 for one, $25 for three and $50 for seven.
All of the Saucer’s 15 locations — in Texas, Arkansas, Missouri, Tennessee, South Carolina and North Carolina — will participate, including the Downtown Memphis and Cordova locations.
Pints for Prostates is a grassroots campaign, founded by prostate cancer survivor Rick Lyke, that uses “the universal language of beer” to raise awareness among men about the need for regular health screenings and PSA testing.
The special Pints for Prostates Belgian Beer Tour is organized by BeerTrips.com. The raffle includes round-trip airfare for two from the continental U.S.; seven nights lodging in Brussels, Brugge and Gent; tours of famous breweries, including Chimay, Cantillon and Moortgat; escorted café crawls; guide city tours; breakfast daily, three beer dinners and two beer lunches; train and private coach transportation.
The drawing will be held on July 21, at the Flying Saucer’s Charlotte location.
“It is great to be working with The Flying Saucer Draught Emporium because they will help us reach thousands of men with a lifesaving message about the importance of early detection,” said Lyke, a beer journalist who had successful prostate cancer surgery in 2008.
“BeerTrips.com has put together a fantastic trip to Beer Heaven – Belgium – which we will appropriately award on July 21, Belgian Independence Day.”