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Buying Booze Contributes to COVID-19 Support Funds

Photo: Old Dominick Distillery

I am no lush by any means, but my alcohol consumption has increased over the last few weeks. Can you blame me when we’ve all been told to avoid our favorite places and favorite people? I see nothing wrong with cracking open a couple of cold ones or playing bartender by utilizing spirits, especially when it means that I’m supporting COVID-19 relief efforts for our furloughed hospitality workers.

Two local joints are doing what they can to give back to those who have been affected by the pandemic!

Memphis Made Brewing Company


Memphis Made‘s Fireside was already fire, but now it’s sporting a new outfit! In partnership with 98.1 The Max, they’ve canned the tasty amber ale in novelty, limited release cans—and a portion of those sales go towards Edible Memphis’ Memphis Food Industry Emergency Worker Assistance Fund. Thanks to the fund, Edible Memphis has given almost 100 grants of $500 to laid off and down-sized workers, and they’re working to give even more.

The cans will be available at hundreds of retailers in Shelby County, such as Kroger, Trader Joe’s, Buster’s Liquors & Wines, Joe’s Wines and Liquor, Cash Saver, Superlo Foods, Cordelia’s Market, Fresh Market, Corks Wine & Spirits, and more.

Old Dominick Distillery

Feeling a little down? Allow Old Dominick to #RaiseYourSpirits! For every OD bottle-purchase made at participating Memphis area liquor stores, $5 will go to the Welcome to Memphis COVID-19 Fund, providing assistance to Hospitality workers who have lost employment due to the pandemic.

What other local beverage establishments are giving back during this time?

Let us know in the comments, so we can let the people know on our blog!

P.S. you can still contribute to both relief funds without consuming any alcohol! Click here to donate to the Memphis Food Industry Emergency Worker Assistance Fund, and here to donate to the Welcome to Memphis COVID-19 Fund.

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