Monday, April 30, 2012

Cystic Fibrosis Pub Crawl Takes Over Downtown

Posted By on Mon, Apr 30, 2012 at 1:37 PM

After checking in at the Pioneer Building on Sixth and Main streets, revelers flooded downtown to imbibe for a cause. April 28 marked the third-annual Crawl Around Downtown, a pub crawl designed to benefit the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation.

Each locale—Bardenay, Piper Pub, Old Chicago, Falcon Tavern, Flatbread Community Oven, Ha'Penny, Solid and The Taphouse—revealed a sea of white pub crawl T-shirts and wristbands upon entering.

Crawlers receive wristbands at check-in for Crawl Around Downtown.
  • Crawlers receive wristbands at check-in for Crawl Around Downtown.

Andrea Courtney, her husband and their family started the crawl in honor of their son, who is afflicted with CF. The little tike ran around his family members at the check-in station, where they eagerly passed out energy drinks to keep crawlers active, then joined the tour of seven local bars.

From left to right, Tyler Scripture, Elisha Colgrove and Brandi Johnson.
  • From left to right, Tyler Scripture, Elisha Colgrove and Brandi Johnson.

Brandi Johnson, Elisha Colgrove and Tyler Scripture were just some of the crawlers that day. The trio sipped Payette Brewing Company's wheat beer at the newly opened Taphouse just after 1 p.m.

"We know the little boy this was created for," said Johnson, a friend of the family. "We tried the Payette beer today; it's good."

From left to right, Piper Pub staff members Kelsey Romero, MaKenna Bradley, Courtney Jonas and Jen Ludwig.
  • From left to right, Piper Pub staff members Kelsey Romero, MaKenna Bradley, Courtney Jonas and Jen Ludwig.

Over at Solid, just after 2:30 p.m., Courtney confirmed that 225 crawlers had registered for the fundraiser.

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