Startup Stories: National Black Brewers Association
New associations launch to fill a void in their sector
Starting point. The craft brewing business accounts for nearly a quarter of the $120 billion beer industry revenue in the U.S. But of the nearly 10,000 craft brewers in the country, only about 1 percent are Black individuals.
However, a group of Black entrepreneurs are determined to change this dynamic. At the Annual Craft Brewers Conference last month in Nashville, they announced the establishment of the National Black Brewers Association.
"The launch of the National Black Brewers Association will create a more inclusive and vibrant beer industry by providing black brewers access to the resources, mentorships, and networks needed to thrive," said Kevin Johnson, founder of NB2A, in a press release.
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