Rich in story. Light in taste. A classic, crisp and easy-drinking beer crafted for the stories we tell about the heroes we hold dear. From everyday people who impact us in extraordinary ways, to larger-than-life legends who challenge us to think big.
Current legend Ezzard Charles embodies being legendary in every sense of the word. Heavyweight champion, Jazz musician, tailor, veteran, community activist and family man. Known in the ring as the Cincinnati Cobra, his talents were unrivaled. His story is Legendary. Check out his impact and how his story is still flowing to this day in this video.
The first story in the MadTree Legendary Lager series celebrates West End icon and heavyweight champ, Ezzard “Cincinnati Cobra” Charles. One of the greatest fighters ever, Ezzard Charles was crowned heavyweight champ while he smashed glass ceilings outside of the ring. Jazz musician, tailor, veteran, community activist, family man — Ezz’s talents were unrivaled. His story is legendary.
Ezzard Charles was a hero of Cincinnati’s West End. To honor his legacy within his community, the Cincinnati Parks Foundation is placing a 13-foot, bronze statue of Ezzard Charles in West End’s Laurel Park. The statue will be dedicated at Ezz Fest on October 9, 2021 — all are welcome!