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Oct 31, 2020

Leaders of the Brew School on Beer Guys Radio

Diversity in craft beer is improving, but we still have a lot to do

Leaders of the Brew School (LOBS) is an Atlanta-based organization celebrating people of color in craft beer.  The industry has a fairly accurate stereotype of being dominated by bearded white guys, but people of all races and colors love craft beer, and LOBS wants to encourages others to drink, brew, and enjoy.

We're ahead of the curve in Atlanta.  There are at least half a dozen black-owned breweries opened or opening in the city.  Speaking with members of LOBS they mention that they have new ideas and new flavors to bring to craft.  Just like we enjoy foods from many cultures, black brewers want to express their culture through beer.

Even with the boom of black breweries in Atlanta there are still many challenges ahead.  Business education, funding resources, and other core needs are lacking in the community.  LOBS wants to spread the word on what is needed for true acceptance and growth of black brewers in Atlanta and across the country.  The group is actively seeking allies for idea generation, education, and brewing opportunities.

One of the group's most well-known breweries is Atlantucky Brewing, founded by members of Nappy Roots.  Fish Scales and Skinny Deville joined us this week to talk about their brewery and their vision.  Through various collaborations as part of their Great American Beer Run tour (paused due to Covid-19) they've introduced many new people to craft beer.  Their brick and mortar brewery will be opening in Atlanta very soon.

Leaders of the Brew School Members


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Resources and Useful Links

The MJF Foundation created by Garret Oliver

The 8 Trill Pils Initiative created by Crowns and Hops

Crafted for all and Craft by edu ran by the awesome Dr. J

[caption id="attachment_47343" align="aligncenter" width="800"]Fish Scales of Atlantucky Brewing and Nappy Roots Fish Scales, one of the members of Nappy Roots and co-founder of Atlantucky Brewing, enjoying some Good Word IPA. Atlantucky recently held their brewery soft opening in Atlanta.[/caption]

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  • Arches / Atlantucky Kentucky Mud
  • Down Home Brewing Georgia Hooch IPA
  • Down Home Brewing T-Pom Pomegranate Wheat Ale
  • Our Culture Josie's Pilsner


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