Connor Barwin's foundation gets a financial boost from beer

Paul Kurtz
November 10, 2018 - 11:31 pm

Paul Kurtz | KYW Newsradio

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PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) -- Former Eagles linebacker Connor Barwin has found a new revenue stream for his Make the World Better Foundation. Beer! 

Brewed by the pro's at Yards Brewery, a limited run of "Make the World Better" beer was rolled out at Monks Cafe as part of a recent invitation-only dinner that raised $20,000 for Barwin's foundation. The beer they came up with is a throwback style known as Purl. Barwin thinks it's a winner.

"Folks over in the UK would drink this before work, it's like a lighter type ale that would get people ready for the long day ahead," Barwin said. "It's kind of an old beer that was considered an everyday working-man's beer, which is perfect for Philadelphia."

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And what better working man for Barwin to share a pint with than his old teammate, Jayson Kelce.

"It's for a great cause, you get to drink beer," Kelce said. "Obviously, the great Yards Brewing Company helped out the Make the World Better Foundation, and when I heard that Connor and the others were putting on this event, I was like, 'I'm there in a heartbeat, it sounds great.'"

Check out Yards website to find where MTWB beer is on tap. 

Proceeds will go toward Barwin's next playground project, his fourth.