Drink Beer and Do Good for Cleveland

CLEVELAND, OH - Only in Cleveland will you soon be able to drink beer and do some good for the community at the same time. 

Born and bred Clevelander Jeremy Langham works in education and the non-profit sector, but he's always had a sweet spot for good brew. 

"I've been doing home brewing and trying to study up on it and become a craft brewing nerd as much as possible," Langham told WTAM's Josh Boose. 

The 33-year-old is the winner of the Cleveland Leadership Center's Accelerate: 2017 Citizens Make Change top prize. It's a contest aimed to improve life in Northeast Ohio.

His idea: Ironborne Brew Works, a brick and motor craft beer joint for the Collinwood area. 

"You come in, you purchase a pint and a percentage of everyone's bill goes to a cause of their choice," said Langham.  

You pick the cause right off the menu like a cheeseburger. Think of it as a Cheers for millennials. 

Not to mention, it's recession proof, Langham says. People may stop donating to charity when times are tough, but will likely think twice about skipping a suds. 

Langham says the $5,000 he won will be his first and last month's rent as soon as a location is chosen.

(Photo by Turben; courtesy of Cleveland Leadership Center)

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