August 6, 2020
Taylor Goebel, Ryan Cormier, and Alex Biese
Black brewers in Maryland want to make one thing clear: Craft beer is for everyone.
At a time when social movements such as Black Lives Matter are re-focusing attention on issues of race, it’s hard to avoid the obvious: the craft beer and alcohol industry is pretty white, both here in Maryland and across the country.
Black-owned breweries in Maryland make up just 2.5% to 3% of the state’s total, according to Jim Bauckman of Brewers Association of Maryland.
That’s fewer than five Black-owned breweries in the state, he said, adding that the craft beer industry for the past 15 to 20 years has been predominantly white.
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