Craft Beer, Represent: The importance of increasing diversity in the brewing industry

The craft brewing community likes to lean on one word as one of its pillars: community. But high profile incidents of racism and industry data released in the past year have demonstrated that the community isn’t always diverse or inclusive. Two recent news stories from Minneapolis have exposed just how far our local beer industry … [ Read more]

Community Voices: Reflections and Commentary After George Floyd

Local food and drink industry members of color share their experiences, reflections, and commentaries on what still needs to happen in the wake of George Floyd’s murder.  Jametta Raspberry Owner and chef at House of Gristle The morning of the fires I had found myself being pulled towards the 3rd precinct. I didn’t have a … [ Read more]

Ramsey Louder, the first black man to co-own a brewery in Minneapolis, resigns from company

Head brewer and co-owner Ramsey Louder announced his resignation from ONE Fermentary & Taproom on June 26, saying in a statement on his Facebook page, “I’ve realized that my vision and values differ from those of ownership of ONE.” Louder is the first Black man to co-own a brewery in Minneapolis, and the second in … [ Read more]

Brewing Change Collaborative: Changing the faces in brewing one beer at a time

When Ramsey Louder pours a beer at ONE Fermentary and Taproom, he may also break the ice and ask you if you consider yourself a person of color. Louder, ONE’s head brewer and the first black man to co-own a brewery in Minneapolis, makes it a daily personal goal to seek out other people of … [ Read more]