Covington Brewery Finalist for Philanthropy Award

The Brewers Philanthropy Award selection committee has announced that Braxton, MadTree, Old Firehouse, and Paradise Brewing are each a finalists for Cincinnati ToolBank’s 2nd Annual Brewers Philanthropy Award (BPA). By recognizing these four finalists, the ToolBank hopes to highlight the positive impact our breweries are having on their community, express gratitude for their donation of time and talents, and inspire our local brewers to become more involved in their communities.

Today, October 21, is the last chance to cast a vote for the brewery that has gone above and beyond to positively impact in our local community. The winner will be announced at the Cincinnati ToolBank’s annual fundraiser, Hammers & Ales, on Saturday, October 24 at the Christian Moerlein Brewing Co.’s Bockfest Hall in Cincinnati.


Tickets to support the mission of the ToolBank are $50 in advance, $65 at the door and include adult beverages and light bites. The evening will also feature a ToolBank themed SnapBooth photo ops, interactive games with a chance to win prizes (valued $250+), live entertainment and a silent auction.

Ticket information to attend the ToolBank’s Hammers & Ales fundraiser can be obtained at

About the Finalists

Braxton Brewing Co.:

When starting out in their garage, the Braxton boys say philanthropy was always part of their vision for the Northern Kentucky brewery. From donating a portion of sales to local non-profits, to offering its space for a female-oriented educational coding group, the Braxton Brewers exemplify the spirit of leadership in their community.

MadTree Brewing Co.:

Who says charity can’t be fun? MadTree has lent a helping hand to numerous charities both close to its heart and to the tip of their many beards before they even opened. Patrons have even been encouraged to tip by literally tossing a buck to charity while enjoying a pint. One of their most recent exploits even saw the brewers give back to their own and help an injured brewer in need.  This past year MadTree changed up their philanthropic efforts to make a bigger impact by focusing four core charities.  In addition to aligning each charity to the release of one of their seasonal brews and donating a portion of the proceeds from their launch, MadTree works with each organization to provide support for their key initiatives throughout the year.

Old Firehouse Brewing:

As the old saying goes: location is everything. Old Firehouse spends its charitable dollar where it counts -- right in their own backyard. The brewers routinely make the care of veterans a priority and provide comfort and care to firefighters in their times of need. When the call to action sounds, Old Firehouse is there to answer it.

Paradise Brewing and Supplies:

Packing a philanthropic punch well over its small size, Paradise Brewing is brewing up success for the East Side community. The mom-and-pop shop raised money for Officer Sonny Kim’s family and enthusiastically supports the Brewhaus Dog Treats charity that helps young adults with special needs learn valuable employment skills.

The Cincinnati Community ToolBank is a nonprofit tool lending program that serves charitable organizations by putting high-quality tools in the hands of the volunteers who are planting trees, repairing seniors’ roofs, landscaping public spaces, and more, guaranteeing that every volunteer is equipped with the tools they need to get the job done. ToolBank’s resources empower all nonprofit organizations to perform larger, more ambitious, and more frequent service projects in the community.

Staff report/Image provided