Breweries in Coastal Virginia are working for social causes! Check out how these local breweries have made an impact in the community, and let us know if there’s a brewery we need to add to our list!
This is a collaborative beer project spearheaded by Weathered Souls Brewing, encouraging craft breweries to make a beer that creates awareness of the injustices that many people of color face daily and show that the brewing community is a safe place for everyone. Each participating brewery is asked to donate proceeds from their beer to a local organization that supports equality and inclusion. The following breweries in Coastal Virginia are participating:
- Virginia Beer Company’s version benefits Media Mentors USA, a nonprofit organization that provides local young people with tools, education and platforms to create their own narratives.
- New Realm Brewing also participated, and is donating to 100 Black Men of Atlanta (to improve the quality of life by supporting and enhancing educational and economic opportunities for African-American youth in Atlanta) and The Thurgood Marshall College Fund (providing leadership, assistance with job searches, lobbying and scholarships).
- Alewerks Brewing Company created an Imperial Stout and proceeds benefit the Urban League of Hampton Roads (an organization that empowers people with services that will strengthen their lives).
- Oozlefinch‘s Imperial Stout is made with bourbon barrel-aged maple syrup and proceeds benefit Black Lives Matter.
- O’Connor Brewing created their Imperial Stout to benefit the Urban League of Hampton Roads, providing services and programs in healthcare, education, employment and housing.
- Smartmouth created their Imperial Stout to benefit the Urban League of Hampton Roads, providing services and programs in healthcare, education, employment and housing.
Mordred’s Void is a creamy stout with roasted pecans, bananas and vanilla. In an effort to support the preservation of civil liberties and fight racial injustice, the brewery donated a portion of proceeds in June to the ACLU.
This June, Back Bay made donations to the Urban League of Hampton Roads Young Professionals (an organization that fosters social and economic equality) and Neighborhood (a community development organization for families, committed to making South Norfolk a thriving place to live).
Lovestrong: To benefit BIPOC (black, indegenous and people of color), 100% of sales from this IPA will be donated to Team Yellow and 200+ Men. Hurry, they’re almost sold out!
If you know of a brewery who is doing good work in our community, email [email protected] with the details!