By the American Homebrewers Association Black Lives Matter. Black breweries and black beer lovers contribute so much to the craft brewing community and we are all better when all of us are valued, respected, and have equal access to opportunities. We all have much to do ahead to bring awareness to and eradicate systemic racism, but one small step we can all take right now, together, is to support the Black is Beautiful initiative. Imagined by Marcus Baskerville, founder and head brewer at Weathered Souls Brewing in San Antonio, Texas, the Black is Beautiful initiative is a collaborative effort amongst the brewing community and its customers, to bring awareness to the injustices that many people of color face daily. Its mission is to bridge the gap that has been around for ages and provide a platform to show that the brewing community is an inclusive place for everyone of any color. In just two short weeks, more than 700 breweries from 50 states and 13 countries have signed on to support the project and brew Black Is Beautiful, a moderately-high ABV stout. AHA Governing Committee member and past Homebrewer of the Year Annie Johnson worked with Baskerville to scale the recipe down to a volume suitable for homebrewers. Learn more at BlackisBeautiful.beer and if you brew the beer be sure to share your story using the official logo and #BlackIsBeautifulBeer hashtag. Read More
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Tyler Mangin of Fargo, ND, member of the Prairie Homebrewing Companions, won a bronze medal in Category #15: Imperial Stout during the 2019 National Homebrew Competition Final Round in Providence, RI. Mangin’s Imperial Stout was chosen as a top three entry among 226 entries in the category. Read More
Tim Hill of St. Louis, MO, member of the STL Hops, won a silver medal in Category #15: Imperial Stout during the 2019 National Homebrew Competition Final Round in Providence, RI. Hill’s Imperial Stout was chosen as the runner-up entry among 226 entries in the category. Read More
Joseph Formanek of Bolingbrook, IL, member of the Urban Knaves of Grain, won a gold medal in Category #15: Imperial Stout during the 2019 National Homebrew Competition Final Round in Providence, RI. Formanek’s Imperial Stout was chosen as the best among 226 entries in the category. Read More
Kevin Reinhard of Gurnee, IL won a silver medal in Category 15: Imperial Stout during the 2018 National Homebrew Competition Final Round in Portland, OR. Reinhard’s imperial stout earned 2nd place among 221 entries in the category.Read More