We’re all trying to cope with this world in whatever way we can. At the same time, it’s essential not to forget the context of alcohol, yes, even craft beer, as a drug. No matter how artisanal, no matter how meticulously crafted, or no matter how traditional, beer is still a substance we use to change our state of mind. So, why does alcohol escape the stigma of so many other drugs used for the same reason?
A summary of the “Scars Are Beautiful” campaign, for which Jess Mitchell of Kinship Brewing collaborated with 22 breweries in Iowa to brew a West Coast IPA. “It’s about the journey you go through after a double mastectomy and the large scars you receive. It’s a tough journey to go on but you are beautiful and so are your scars.”
The One and Four IPA by Third Space Brewing aims to raise funds to help combat and boost awareness of domestic violence. The name itself, One in Four, is derived from the shocking statistic that one-in-four women will encounter domestic violence in some form and at some point in their lives.
Now that Pride is winding down, it is imperative that we remember and raise a glass to the breweries and establishments that support LGBTQIAA2S+ year-round and recognize their never-ending effort in achieving inclusivity.
As we continue celebrating the intersections of craft beer and Pride, we’re humbled to help tell the story of one of the most historical and critical moments for beer and the LGTBQIAA2S+ community. A story that begins in 1969 at the Stone Wall Inn, a local gay bar in New York City’s Greenwich Village that endures to this day as a National Historic Landmark and the birthplace of the gay rights movement.
Breweries do more than make beer. They are neighborhood hubs where people come together to share good times and bad, particularly in small communities, much like cultural and religious centers. Being part of a community means stepping up when your community is in need, and this is what Bandera Brewery did in the wake of the horrific mass shooting in nearby Uvalde, Texas on May 24th, 2022, when 19 children and 2 adult teachers were sickeningly gunned down at Robb Elementary School.
We hope to honor this year’s Memorial Day with such an article, for within the horrors of war, through the rubble and deep loss, daily miracles and acts of goodness prevail.
It’s in honor of mental health awareness that we’re highlighting the people, organizations, and breweries dedicated to supporting people living with neurological diseases. It is also our hope to promote mental health and remind everyone, when deciding which craft beer to buy, we always have a way to support others in a positive and meaningful way.
This is a broad story of wages and benefits often not cutting it for the bottom and middle class. An issue that is hardly specific to education, with ample examples in our very own brewing industry. With children’s psychological needs and massive societal effects at stake, ignoring the broken education system is no longer an option.
Breweries and taprooms have functioned as a collective space for communities for as long as they have existed. They are hubs for brewers, servers, bartenders, and the public alike. It is the responsibility of the folks who run and manage those spaces to think about people who don’t look like or exist like them to enjoy the space as well. This means cultivating a culture that is focused on the beauty of beer and maintaining a space that allows everyone to enjoy the beer being made there.
By Sarah Erdlen It’s not unusual for craft breweries to make statements on their websites and their social platforms about creating communities. Breweries come together to brew beers or host …
The origin of craft beer is the origin of civilization itself, for when we take a look at the cradle of craft beer, we uncover an anthropology of the regions that made the birth of beer possible. More importantly, after thousands of years have passed in the birthplace of craft beer, the Middle East remains at a cultural and historical intersection with palpable cultural restraints and religious views shaping everything from the role of craft beer to modern day borders.