The beer industry is far behind where it should be in terms of diversity, inclusivity and representation. If you have the opportunity, consider supporting these black-owned American breweries. Let them know that you see them, appreciate them, that you are aware of the huge challenges they face. That they are helping inspire and lead a new and better generation of brewers and consumers. They matter.
This is a working list, and is by no means complete. Please let me know if I have missed any. Breweries in pink are black woman owned or co-owned.
Warcloud Brewing Company, Los Angeles, CA
Crowns and Hops Brewing Company, Inglewood, CA
Novel Strand Brewing Company, Denver, CO
Hogshead 54 Brewing Company, Denver, CO
Rhythm Brewing Company, New Haven, CT
Green Bench Brewing Company, St. Petersburg, FL
Khonso Brewing, Atlanta, Georgia
18th Street Brewery, Hammond, IN
Cajun Fire Brewing Company, New Orleans, LA
Patuxent Brewing Company, Waldorf, MD
Union Craft Brewing, Baltimore, MD
Brazo Fuerte Artisanal Brewing, Somerville, MA
White Lion Brewing Company, Springfield, MA
Crue Brew Brewery, Raynham, MA
67 Degrees Brewing Company, Franklin, MA
One Fermentary & Taproom, Minneapolis, MN
Four City Brewing Company, Orange, NJ
Montclair Brewery, Montclair NJ
Harlem Blue Beer, Harlem, NY
Harlem Brewing Company, Harlem, NY
Dale View Biscuits and Beer, Brooklyn, NY
Island to Island Brewery, Brooklyn, NY
Dirtbag Ales, Hope Mills, NC
Space Way Brewing Company, Rocky Mount, NC
Black Frog Brewery, Holland, OH
Alematic Artisan Ales, Huber Heights, OH
Weathered Souls Brewing Company, San Antonio, TX
Metier Brewing Company, Woodinville, WA
Sankofa Beer Company, Washington D.C.
Soul Mega, Washington, D.C.