by Zane York Foley Policy affects our everyday lives not only as people in the craft beer industry but as Americans hoping to craft better beer in a better …
More importantly than ever, where we choose to give our business is a direct way of supporting people, causes, and initiatives we want to see thrive. Craft beer drinkers are uniquely positioned to empower those who deserve it most. With October being National Women’s Small Business Month and with our readers being so dedicated to supporting women-owned breweries – we couldn’t think of a better time to release a list of nine women-owned breweries.
While plenty of people might associate craft beer with quenching one’s thirst, we associate craft beer with much more. A brewery is a community hub where friends and family gather and neighbors meet and exchange ideas; we share craft beer over the same tables as families share dinner. We share gifts and act splendidly and live as one. Today, we hope to take that energy and use BIFE to call upon breweries to be a beacon in their communities and help the craft beer industry tackle hunger.
For many non-white Brits, there seems to be minimal conflict in their emotions at this time. The strong chorus of voices in both the press and on social media highlighted the direct impact of colonialism that occurred during the Queen’s reign, the irreparable damage to millions of people enacted in the cause of the Empire, and the Queen’s quiet refusal to acknowledge that harm, never mind return stolen treasures and artifacts, or offer reparations, are a stark reminder of why, logically, I should be joining the call for a republic.
Here is a short recap of the panel discussion From Dream To Reality: Women Entrepreneurs Who Have Launched Their Own Beer Industry Businesses at CraftBeerCon 2022. With the input from the panelists, we discuss what further steps can be taken by both the beer industry and female and non-binary business owners and aspiring business owners to make the industry more welcoming and navigable for them.
Beer is Art is a project that engages South African youth in the booming craft beer industry in the country. The project is expansive in that it addresses several social issues: youth unemployment, youth alcoholism, and putting a new generation of South African brewers in conversation with other brewers around the globe.
There are genuinely amazing women-led, POC-led, LGTBQIAA–led craft breweries out there that we, as a non-profit, are dedicated to highlighting. Because for beer to indeed be for everyone, these contributions cannot go unnoticed. These brewery owners are doing their part, so we hope this helps do ours. So without further ado and in no particular order, here are nine Black women-owned craft breweries you can support today.