It’s no secret that the brewing world is filled with white guys (usually adorned with large beards). But people of color make beer, too; they just don’t get the attention they deserve. A great example is San Antonio-based brewery Weathered Souls and its new collaborative beer called “Black is Beautiful.”
Like the recent “All Together” Beer to support the hospitality industry and the “Resilience” beer for the Camp Fire relief fund, this beer will be brewed by other breweries based on the recipe designed by black-owned Weathered Souls. The reason for this beer is to raise awareness about the injustices people of color face on a daily basis.
Like the other collaborations, participating breweries will get a recipe for the beer (this time an imperial stout) as well as a label design for cans. The folks at Weathered Souls are also encouraging participating breweries to donate some of the beer’s proceeds to foundations designed to support police reform and legal defense reform, among other charities.
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“It is our mission to bridge the gap that has been around for ages and provide a platform to show that the brewing community is an inclusive place for everyone of any color,” Weathered Souls founder and head brewer Marcus J. Baskerville wrote in a Facebook post. “We are asking for all breweries and brewers far and wide to raise a glass with us in unison and participate in this collaboration.”
This initiative makes us think about all of the black-owned breweries that deserve our attention during these trying times. Check out some of our favorites below.
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Black Owned Breweries
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Cajun Fire Brewing
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Métier Brewing Company
Rhythm Brewing Company
Sankofa Beer Company