Ball Corporation Donates $10,000 to Sponsor Brewnited’s “Nominate Your Covid Hero” Program

Queensbury, NY – We are Brewnited, a registered 501(c)3, has announced the latest collaboration fundraiser for local hospitality workers. This effort comes after two successful Brewnited campaigns and is the result of donations from many individuals, Ball Corporation, Death Wish Coffee Company, and a series of events at local bars restaurants, and beverage centers. More than $50,000 has been distributed directly to local hospitality workers in the Capital Region since Brewnited was founded in Spring 2020.


Brewnited now introduces add a new chapter called “Nominate Your Covid Hero.”



It works like this:


Simply fill out a form nominating a deserving local resident on, and Brewnited will send your Covid hero a gift card to the independent Capital Region bar or restaurant of your choice. Nominations are valid for healthcare workers, first responders, and service industry employees in Albany, Rensselaer, Saratoga, Schenectady, Warren, and Washington Counties.

“We all know someone who has done something nice or special to make things a bit easier for someone else during the pandemic, Nominate Your Covid Hero is a great way to say thanks to that person while supporting your favorite independent hospitality establishment,” says Brewnited spokesperson Max Oswald.

The new initiative was announced at a check presentation at Northway Brewing on Tuesday, at which Ball Corporation presented We Are Brewnited with its second contribution of $10,000 to date.


“Across Ball Corporation, we are united in our commitment to supporting our communities throughout the COVID-19 pandemic,” says Andrea Miele, Ball Saratoga’s human resources manager. “As part of Ball Corporation’s $5 million in global donations to support community organizations during the pandemic, each Ball location was given funds and local employees decided how to make the greatest impact in local communities  Ball Saratoga decided to partner with We Are Brewnited to support hospitality workers and local restaurants and to recognize local heroes. We feel that this donation could really have a positive impact on the community by supporting local businesses most impacted by the economic disruption.”


Visit to Nominate Your Covid Hero or to make a tax-deductible donations.


100% of funds will be distributed locally.


About Brewnited:

We are Brewnited is a collective of Capital Region brewers focused on giving back to the local service community the best way they know how: with beer.


In April 2020 Adirondack Brewery, Artisanal Brew Works, Bolton Landing Brewing Co., Common Roots Brewing Co., Druthers Brewing Co., and Northway Brewing Co. collaborated to create “Negative Input,” an American Lager that represents unity in these challenging times.


Sales of Negative Input and generous donations from partner brewers, community members, and business partners were distributed to hospitality workers in Albany, Rensselaer, Saratoga, Warren, and Washington counties who are out of work due to the COVID-19 pandemic. As the holidays approached and with a generous donation from Death Wish Coffee Company Brewnited’s Help for the Holidays program was developed.  Now thanks to Ball Corporation’s generosity we roll out Nominate you Covid Hero, what we hope is the final pandemic initiative as life slowly returns to normal.


We are working together to take the negative input that we are overwhelmed with and flip it upside-down to get a positive outcome.


About Ball Corporation:

Ball Corporation supplies innovative, sustainable aluminum packaging solutions for beverage, personal care, and household products as well as aerospace and other technologies and services primarily for the U.S. government. Ball Corporation and its subsidiaries employ 18,300 people worldwide and reported 2020 net sales of $11.8 billion. For more information, visit or connect with us on Facebook or Twitter.