Creative Loafing Tampa Bay: Tampa Bay’s Black brewery owners work to bring more people of color to craft beer

” At a small, local craft brewery, then-39-year-old Tampeño Huston Lett is working behind the bar as a beertender. As he works, he spots a white couple staring at him and whispering. After a while, some dreaded words leave the man’s mouth as he continues to stare at Lett.

“Hey, I don’t want to sound racist but—”

In retelling this story, Lett pauses and says with amusement, “Normally, when somebody prefaces anything like that I’m running the other way, but I humored him and I listened.”