Crowns & Hops has recently announced the 8 Trill Pils Initiative, this is a fund that will financially assist Black brewers wanting into the craft brewing world.
This is another great piece in building a pipeline so that more can enter this industry without extra barriers.
That number is based on economic figures posited by Ani Turner. That is the amount of money that could be boosted into the economy over the next 30 years if racial disparities would be stripped away from business decisions.
The new fund starts with a $100,000 check from BrewDog. The Scottish brewer also has invested in Crowns & Hops last year.
Now, the larger societal fixes need to be added to really make this work. We need to get every child speeding towards success. That means schools, healthcare and housing. And specifically from the brewing perspective, we need a robust mentorship program in all aspects from hop farming to label design to brewing.