Canadian Breweries Release Beers in Support of Equality and Social Justice
Breweries across Canada are partnering with San Antonio-based brewery, Weathered Souls, to produce a beer in support of BIPOC communities and the Black is Beautiful campaign.
By Clara Jaide on Jul. 14, 2020
Canadian Breweries join forces with San Antonio-based brewery, Weathered Souls, to release craft beers in support of the Black is Beautiful initiative. The campaign was created in efforts to bring awareness to the injustices faced by people of colour worldwide.
“Our mission is to bridge the gap that’s been around for ages and provide a platform to show that the brewing community is an inclusive place for everyone of any colour.” says the Black is Beautiful website. “We are asking for all breweries and brewers far and wide to raise a glass with us in unison and participate in this collaboration.”
What is the Black is Beautiful Campaign?
The Black is Beautiful campaign was created by Weathered Souls Brewing as a collaborative fundraiser and awareness program that invites breweries around the world to donate the proceeds of one beer to a local organization or campaign of their choice that supports equality, diversity and inclusion.
The proceeds from Weathered Souls’ Black is Beautiful Stout will be donated to the Know Your Rights campaign which is an initiative that is committed to the “liberation of black and brown communities worldwide, through education, self-empowerment, mass-mobilization and the creation of new systems that elevate the next generation of change leaders.”
Many breweries across the United States and Canada have joined Weathered Souls in the campaign by creating their own versions of the Black is Beautiful stout. All “Black is Beautiful” beer cans worldwide will feature the same design, however, each beer’s flavours, styles and profiles will contain the brewery’s own personal twist.
How to Support Locally
Beer drinkers can support in the simplest way: all you need to do is buy a beer! Purchase a beer from any supporting breweries and 100% of the proceeds will be donated to a local organization.
Where to Buy “Black is Beautiful” Beer
Canadian Breweries Supporting the “Black is Beautiful” Initiative
Black is Beautiful Light Stout (4% abv | 25 IBU)
Alley Kat Brewery
Black Forest Coffee Stout (7% abv)
Cabin Brewing Company announced in a Facebook post that they will be joining the Black is Beautiful initiative with a Black Forest Coffee Stout. All proceeds will be donated to Sankofa Arts and Music Foundation to launch the first Calgarian scholarship fund to help Black youth enter post-secondary education or trade apprenticeship programs.
Black is Beautiful Stout (8% abv)
Outcast Brewing announced in a Facebook post that they will be joining the Black is Beautiful initiative with a Black is Beautiful American Stout. All proceeds will be donated to a BIPOC organization.
Black IPA (7% abv)
Black is Beautiful Summer Stout (4.4% abv | 15 IBU)
Black Lab Brewing
All proceeds from each sale will be donated to the Black Legal Action Centre to support their efforts to assist them with providing legal defence to those who have been wronged.
All proceeds from each sale will be donated to the Black Legal Action Centre.
Black is Beautiful Oatmeal Stout (10% abv)
Four Fathers Brewing
Four Father’s Brewing announced in a Facebook post that they will be joining the Black is Beautiful initiative with a Black Forest Coffee Stout. All proceeds will be donated to The African Community Wellness Initiative.
Black is Beautiful Imperial Stout (8.7% abv)
MERIT Brewing announced in a Facebook post that they will be brewing their version of the Black is Beautiful Stout. All proceeds from each sale will be donated to the Black Youth Mentorship Program facilitated by the Hamilton Centre for Civic Inclusion.
Black is Beautiful Imperial Stout (10% abv)
Storm Stayed Brewing
Storm Stayed Brewing announced in a Facebook post that they will be brewing their version of the Black is Beautiful Stout. All proceeds from each sale will be donated to the London Chapter of the Congress of Black Women of Canada.
Black is Beautiful Coffee Imperial Stout (10.1% abv)
Willibald Farm Brewery
Black is Beautiful Coconut Imperial Stout (10.5% abv)
Brasserie du Bas-Canada
All proceeds from each sale will be donated to proceeds to Mouvement Action Justice.
Know of another Canadian Brewery supporting the Black is Beautiful campaign? Let us know!
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