Cheers To That: Black-Owned Breweries To Check Out Across The Country


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Less than 1% of 8,500 craft beer breweries in the United States are Black-owned, according to a 2019 survey by the Brewers' Association.

Despite this incredibly low number, several states across the country have amazing concepts and, most importantly, delicious and original craft beer for you to try. Some of these Black-owned breweries have been serving customers for years, while others are new to the brewery scene.

Keep scrolling to check out Black-owned breweries in every state that has one.

Alabama: Black Warriors Brewing Company in Tuscaloosa

Arizona: Kitsune Brewing Company in Phoenix

Arkansas: Gravity BrewWorks in Big Flat

California: Crowns & Hops in Inglewood

Colorado: Novel Strand Brewing Company in Denver

Connecticut: Rhythm Brewing in New Haven

Florida: Bastet Brewing in Tampa

Georgia: Hippin’ Hops in Atlanta

Illinois: Funkytown Brewing in Chicago

Indiana: 18th Street Brewery in Hammond

Louisiana: Cajun Fire Brewing Company in New Orleans

Maryland: Earth Tap Brewing in Annapolis

Massachusetts: White Lion Brewing in Springfield

Minnesota: Montgomery Brewing in Montgomery

Missouri: Vine Street Brewing Company in Kansas City (plans to open in Spring 2022!)

Nevada: 7Five Brewing in Las Vegas, Nevada

New Jersey: Montclair Brewery in Montclair

New Mexico: Nexus Brewery & Restaurant in Albuquerque

New York: DaleView Biscuits and Beer in Brooklyn

North Carolina: Dirtbag Ales in Hope Mills

Ohio: Esoteric Brewing in Cincinnati

Oklahoma: Vanessa House Beer Company in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

Oregon: Assembly Brewing in Portland

Pennsylvania: Two Locals Brewing in Philadelphia

Tennessee: Beale Street Brewing in Memphis

Texas: Blackman Brewing in Dallas

Utah: Policy Kings Brewery in Cedar City

Virginia: 1865 Brewing Company in Phoebus

Washington: Métier Brewing in Woodinville

No Black-owned breweries were found in these states (as of March 2022): Alaska, Delaware, Hawaii, Idaho, Kentucky, Iowa, Kansas, Maine, Mississippi, Montana, Nebraska, New Hampshire, North Dakota, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Vermont, West Virginia, Wisconsin, and Wyoming.

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