It's brew day for our batch of Black is Beautiful, a worldwide collaboration spearheaded by the amazing and inspiring team at Texas's own Weathered Souls Brewing Co. in San Antonio. The Black is Beautiful initiative is a collaborative effort amongst the brewing community and its customers, in an attempt to bring awareness to the injustices that many people of color face daily. Our mission is to bridge the gap that's been around for ages and provide a platform to show that the brewing community is an inclusive place for everyone of any color.
At Whitestone Brewery, we're really honored and humbled to be able to contribute what we can, especially in times like these. We're making two different versions of the Black is Beautiful Imperial Stout as an effort to raise as much money as we can for our cause of choice. Our proceeds will be going to the Equal Justice Initiative, a non-profit organization committed to ending mass incarceration and excessive punishment in the United States, to challenging racial and economic injustice, and to protecting basic human rights for the most vulnerable people in American society. We will also be setting aside some proceeds to go to our local police department for training and reform.
Stay tuned for more information on release dates for our two Black is Beautiful releases, the first will be at the beginning of September! In the meantime, many other local breweries have their versions available so while you wait for ours you can support the cause by looking out for those!