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As though to illustrate the impeccable axiom that a stopped clock is right twice a day, I give you a well-written, thought-provoking article from Thrillist.
It isn't a pleasant topic. Neither is sexism in "craft" beer. However, the more uncomfortable the topic, the greater the urgency.
Or, you can just have another IPA.
There are almost no black people brewing craft beer today. Here's why, by Dave Infante (Thrillist)
I’M IN A CRAFT BEER BAR IN BROOKLYN, sipping a $9 stout and looking for black people. “Juicy” is on the speakers, and Notorious B.I.G. grew up a five-minute walk from my barstool here on the dividing line between Clinton Hill and Bedford-Stuyvesant. This is a traditionally black neighborhood, but right now, at 10:30pm on a Thursday, the only people in the bar are me (white), the bartender (white), and a stocky guy with a beard down at the end mouthing lyrics and nursing a bomber of what looks like Hill Farmstead (he’s white, too).
My search isn’t going well so far.
That’s because craft beer is white. Whiter than a ski lodge. Whiter than a Whole Foods in the suburbs. Craft beer is so white, in fact, that there’s an entry for “microbreweries” in Stuff White People Like, a book based on a blog written by a white person making fun of white people for being white. The passage concludes with this sentence: “Most white people want to open a microbrewery at some point.”