The Casual Pint to Host Event to Benefit Children’s Hospital at Erlanger

CP-logo-2CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. – Mar. 26, 2015 – The Casual Pint, a craft beer market located in Chattanooga, is hosting an event on Friday, April 3, 2015 at its Cherokee Boulevard location to benefit Children’s Hospital at Erlanger. The event, which kicks off at 7:00 p.m., is part of the USA Pour Tour, a nationwideinitiative to benefit cancer research. Funds raised at Casual Pint that night will be used toward building the new children’s hospital at Erlanger.

After raising nearly $100,000 for hospitals while traveling throughout Connecticut and Massachusetts,Todd Ruggere, a beer lover from Massachusetts, decided to take his idea nationwide and started the USA Pour Tour. The idea for the yearlong tour was founded with the mission to drink a beer in all 50 states while raising money for cancer research.
“Our team is very excited to be a part of the USA Pour Tour and to give back to the community in which we do business,” said Frank DiPatri, general manager of The Casual Pint Chattanooga. “It’s for a great cause, and we were honored Todd chose The Casual Pint to participate.”
As the official Tennessee stop on the USA Pour Tour, The Casual Pint Chattanooga will host the event with the support of Budweiser of Chattanooga, Carter Distributing, and Chattanooga Brewing Company.Attendees can purchase beer donated by Chattanooga Brewing Company, and all the proceeds will gotowards the children’s hospital fund. In addition to prize raffles from sponsors, attendees can also enjoy live entertainment and a large selection of additional craft brews from around the U.S.
“My tour usually consists of breweries, but when I read about The Casual Pint, I knew it was a perfect fit,” said USA Pour Tour founder, Todd Ruggere. “They support local breweries throughout the Chattanooga area and value community, which is what my tour is all about.”
Founded in 2011, The Casual Pint has grown from a Knoxville-based, family-owned craft beer market with two locations to a national franchise with ownership opportunities throughout the country. Each franchise location offers more than 250 bottled local, domestic and international beers as well as an ever-changing 22 tap wall for take-home growlers and on-site tastings in a dedicated bar area.To learn more about The Casual Pint, visit
About the Casual Pint
The Casual Pint is a craft beer market based in Knoxville, Tennessee. The first store located at Interstate40 and Papermill Drive opened in 2011. In 2013, The Casual Pint began franchising with the first sevenfranchise locations opening in 2014. Dedicated to sharing the craft beer experience in neighborhoodsone pint, one growler and one person at a time, The Casual Pint offers a wide selection of brews fromaround the globe. Now the fastest-growing franchise in the craft beer industry, the Casual Pint’sbusiness model is available for entrepreneurs nationwide. To learn more, visit
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