J. Nikol Jackson-Beckham is a former professor of communication studies who was appointed in 2018 as the Brewers Association’s first ever Diversity Ambassador. A longtime fan and connoisseur of craft beer, Jackson-Beckham, known as Dr. J, wrote her dissertation on craft beer. She is working to diversify an industry that has historically been dominated by white men.
“… Ale Sharpton (longtime craft beer journalist and blogger Dennis Malcolm Byron) said the crowd attending one of the diversity sessions, the screening of the film “One Pint at a Time,” was “progress” by the amount of people there interested in the film and the stories of Black people in brewing. Do you see progress in that crowd?”