Who knew helping someone in need could be as easy as enjoying a drink at a local brewery? At a Karma Keg, a monthly event hosted by Cutler Real Estate throughout Ohio, you can support local organizations by doing just that!
What is a Karma Keg?
The Karma Keg is the brainchild of Vinny DeFrancisco of Cutler Real Estate. After hearing of a similar concept in Houston, he decided that such a wonderful event needed a place in the Midwest. Today, the Karma Keg is more popular than ever, bringing charitable beer lovers from all over Ohio together for a great cause.
What is the great cause? We won’t know until the end of the event. One of our favorite parts about the Karma Keg is that none of the charities are chosen in advance. As you arrive at the event, you’ll make a donation to drink from the keg. Towards the end of the night, a name is drawn and all of the funds raised from that night are given to the charity of the winner’s choice. Anyone in attendance (21 and over of course) is welcome to join in!
Since its inception in 2017, Karma Keg has raised thousands of dollars for local charities, including the Refuge of Hope, Creative Living, the Habitat for Humanity, Canine County for Independence, and the Akron Children’s Hospital! Your favorite charity could be next!
The 2019 events will take place between April and September in beloved venues all across the state, from neighborhood breweries to upscale distilleries. Read on for the full schedule!
2019 Karma Keg Schedule
April 18, 5-7:30 p.m. | 120 3rd Street NW, Canton | RSVP
Photo courtesy of Canton Brewing Company
Founded in 1883 by Bavarian immigrant, Otto Giessen, the Canton Brewing Company is a brewery with a rich history. While they are still committed to the classic beers that made them famous over a century ago, they continue to craft innovative award-winning brews again and again.
May 15, 4:30-7 p.m. | 1101 N 4th Street, Columbus | RSVP
Since April of 2013, Seventh Son Brewing has been producing incredible beers at the intersection of 4th and 4th in Columbus’ historic Italian Village. When you visit this top-rated Columbus brewery, you’re guaranteed a good time thanks to the delicious food trucks outside, the creative brews and the unique events they hold every week.
June 20, 5-7:30 p.m. | 58 E Market Street, Akron | RSVP
The story of Akronym Brewing follows the journey of four friends and their mutual passion for brewing and the Akron community. In 2016, they opened their brewery in downtown Akron and have become an essential part of the community ever since. We can’t think of a better place to host an event promoting Akron’s nonprofit organizations!
July 18, 4:30-7 p.m. | 424 W Town Street, Columbus | RSVP
Photo courtesy of Land-Grant Brewing Company
Land-Grant Brewing is a craft brewery located in the historic Franklinton neighborhood of Columbus. While the original idea for Land-Grant was born in a tiny apartment in Chicago, after successfully completing a Kickstarter Campaign in 2012, co-founders Adam Benner and Walt Keys returned home to Columbus and opened one of the most successful breweries in the area.
August 15, 5-7:30 p.m. | 7253 Whipple Avenue NW, North Canton | RSVP
Shale Brewing Company creates their beer using only the finest traditional, 100% pure, natural ingredients and the best of both old and new brewing techniques. Their goal is to make you feel better after paying them a visit, whether it’s due to their natural ingredients, their impeccable customer service or their commitment to the North Canton community.
September 19, 4:30-7 p.m. | 1051 Goodale Boulevard, Columbus | RSVP
While founders Adam Hines and Jordan Helman had a passion for craft beer, they decided to break into an untapped market in Columbus — bourbon! After bringing in two other partners, Calvin Jones and Jeff Ireland, they’ve become an unstoppable force in the local community.
October 10, 5-7:30 p.m. | 8377 Pearl Road, Strongsville | RSVP
The Brew Kettle opened its doors in 1995 as Ohio’s first brew-on-premise microbrewery. In 2003, they opened their taproom and smokehouse location in Strongsville and has been providing delicious brews and a scratch made menu to the area ever since.
Will we see you there?
Don’t forget to RSVP to the event closest to you. Let us know what organization you would choose to support in the comments below!