The craft brewing industry confronted its “demons” of racism and sexism at an industry event in Denver this weekend.
Bob Pease, the CEO of the Brewers Association, told attendees of the Craft Brewers Conference: “This scourge of discrimination and inequity has festered and held us back.”
- The conference featured a set of workshops on diversity, inclusion and equity, including multiple guided meditation sessions and a session titled, “Does Your Taproom Only Look Like You? “
- High-profile accusations about the unwoke culture of craft beer have made headlines in the past year.
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Some LGBT Pride-oriented groups and companies boycotted Budweiser and Stella Artois this summer over parent company Anheuser-Busch’s donations to politicians who supported “discriminatory” policies.