Pints for a purpose: Breweries raise money for United Way

Posted at 11:17 PM, Oct 22, 2017
and last updated 2017-10-23 14:35:54-04

COVINGTON, Ky. -- Money from beer poured at two local businesses Sunday is going to help end child poverty in the Tri-State.

A dollar from every pint sold will go to the United Way of Greater Cincinnati. They sold more than 300 pints at Braxton Brewing Company in Covington Sunday, raising more than $300 for the organization.

Higher Gravity in Northside was also serving up beer for the cause.

People at the businesses said they'd glad to be able to help the local group.

"We really want to give back to the community," Braxton barback Jimmy Jackson said. "We often participate in activities with the United Way and other organizations to support ongoing efforts in the area."

The money goes to the United Way's annual campaign, which ends Friday. Spokesperson Adam Baker said they're focusing on poverty this year, helping children, families and individuals struggling to meet basic needs. 

"We’re bringing people and organizations together to address this need across our 10-county, three-state region through leadership, innovation, and investing in solutions that address multiple factors that contribute to a person or family struggling to make ends meet," he said.