The Collective: A Black-Owned Brewery and Beer Companies Are Changing the Region’s Beer Landscape
The region’s Black-owned beer companies are coming together to share their brews and support one another.
They call themselves “the collective” and in the informal group are many firsts. Montgomery County’s first and only Black-owned beer brand. The first woman-owned Black beer brand in D.C. history. The first Black-owned brewery in Charles County, which is also the only brick and mortar Black-owned brewery in Maryland and the D.C. metro region.
“And we do not wish to be the only ones,” Eugene Lott, Patuxent Brewing Company co-owner and taproom manager, tells Washington City Paper.
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