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Philanthropub Just One of Many Beer-Related Do-Gooders

If you pay attention to your local craft beer scene, you'll no doubt discover it supports many charitable causes.

We loved the idea of Oregon Public House, the Portland-based, nonprofit philanthropub, but we didn't realize that it had so many awesome cousins:


others have similar set-ups: Washington, D.C.-area bar Cause also donates 100 percent of its profits to local charities, and encourages its customers to nominate local organizations, which are then vetted by an advisory board that selects between three and six charities each quarter to receive funds. In Houston, an organization of local restaurateurs opened The Original OKRA Charity Saloon, a nonprofit that takes an elective approach: Each drink comes with a token, and bar-goers use that token to vote for one of four charities nominated monthly by the bar’s founders; the winner receives the entire month’s profits.

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If you pay attention to your local craft beer scene, you'll no doubt discover it supports many charitable causes. These just happen to be a few examples of particularly cool (and elaborate) manifestations of that sudsy, socially responsible spirit.

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