One Pint at a Time stands firmly behind the diversification of the American craft beer landscape. It’s high time we do away with the old narrative that has defined the beer industry for so long and foster new opportunities for multicultural persons to become more involved in the consumption of beer, and ultimately the making of beer and ownership of beer brands.
For beer producers, this involves more intentionality when it comes to hiring and training a more diverse staff, ensuring that your brewery attracts and caters to a broader spectrum of clientele, and doing what is necessary to make your taproom feel like a safe space for every beer drinker within your community regardless of their skin color, creed, or sexual orientation.
For beer enthusiasts who are not involved in the business of beer, there are several ways to act and make your voices heard. Below are some of the top organizations doing the grassroots work of guiding the nation’s craft beer industry toward a more diverse, inclusive, and equitable future.
Please consider supporting their missions.
Beer Kulture is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that works with companies, governments, and other organizations to address complex challenges within the beer industry.
Craft x EDU champions inclusion, equity, and justice in the craft brewing community through education and professional development.
The Michael James Jackson Foundation for Brewing & Distilling is a grant-making organization that funds scholarship awards to Black, Indigenous, and People of Color within the brewing and distilling trades.
The Pink Boots Society was created to assist, inspire, and encourage women fermented/alcoholic beverage industry professionals to advance their careers through education.
Brewing Change Collaborative works to foster Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion for people of color in the brewing and beverage industries through advocacy, outreach and education.
BrewGether is a groundbreaking collaboration between beer ambassador Ale Sharpton and New Belgium Brewing Company that aims to uplift the importance of diversity, equity and inclusion in particularly the brewing industry. BrewGether’s mission is to provide support and resources to steadily increase awareness, access and economic opportunity for Black people and other underrepresented communities in the beer industry. Although the initial focus will serve the brewing sector, BrewGether will also work with others in need when the opportunity arises.
8 Trill Pils “The 8 Trill Pils Initiative”, founded by Crowns & Hops Brewing Co., is an initiative dedicated to achieving racial equity within and around the craft beer industry. The initiative is intended to demonstrate that with investment (capital and resources) in Black-owned businesses, the entire country stands to realize the benefit and fiscal impact of Racial Equity .