The Rotary Club of Downtown Macon, Mainstreet Macon and several downtown businesses partnered to raise money for Prostate Cancer Research, while having fun sampling some brews.
They call it a party with a cause. It's a chance to showcase some 'brewskis', with a hope to spread an important health message.
"It's breast cancer for men you know, and no one likes to talk about it but it's a real thing." says Dan Pittman.
Pittman was one of 500 people who took part in the Pints for Prostates event.
For $20 you could sample three beers at several downtown businesses and men over forty could get a free PSA blood test. Pittman says it's easier to get tested over a cold one. "Guys don't like the doctor, guys don't like to admit weakness I mean if you go get tested than your admitting you have a weakness." explains Pittman.
That's the reason Lisa Hichkad says she brought her husband to the event. "They get to come out and have fun, drink a few beers and then have their blood tested and it's not like they're going to the doctor." says Hichkad.
Allan Bass says it's not a mystery why men don't like going to see the MD. "We don't like to go, that's pretty simple isn't it?" jokes Bass. But he says that's going to change. "I'm going to get checked today. I'm over 40 and it's time to get checked."
Mary Tolecain says she's pregnant and can't take part in the festivities, but is there to support the cause. "I think it's brilliant, I think it's one of the best ways to get guys actively involved in getting their healthcare taken care of." says Tolecain.
Mechel Mckinley, Mainstreet Macon Manager, says they sold all five hundred tickets to the Pints for Prostates event, and she hopes next year they can raise even more for Prostate Cancer research and awareness.