Overview

The overriding aim of the Inclusion Beer Project is to encourage more breweries to have the hard conversations, and create Diverse, Equitable, Inclusive and Safe environments within their brewery. With tangible outcomes like these, the culture of the industry can change, one brewery at a time.

Breweries signing up to participate are asked to proactively commit to creating DE&I programs within their organizations, regardless of size (or mentor to help another do so).

Programs should encourage constructive conversations around diversity, equality, safe spaces, social justice, etc., and support measured, consistent action and institute best practices across these many issues.

Beyond forming a DE&I committee as part of Inclusion, participants may enroll in **Sustained Effort, a soon-to-launch program that empowers breweries to hit pre-defined targets across DE&I categories, throughout the year.

Other programs are proactively helping breweries address specific DE&I issues, like Brave Noise (safe spaces / #metoo) and Hop Forward Equality (minority representation). Look for and sign up with these programs for support in addressing specific DE&I issues.

Commitment

Participating breweries should commit to creating DE&I groups within their businesses. Ideally, someone in your organization (doesn’t have to be an owner) is passionate about DE&I and willing to lead open conversations. Breweries that already have DE&I groups are encouraged to collaborate with breweries who don’t to help them start one. Resources will be shared to assist with starting a DE&I committee and to initiate conversations as part of this process.

The Inclusion Beer Project participants can opt to also enroll in Sustained Effort, a soon-to-launch partner program providing a framework for achieving ongoing objectives as next steps beyond a commitment to organize a DE&I group.

For an Inclusion beer release, participants may brew what they like, what their clientele likes, and what they feel would be a great beer for this project. Label and other assets are provided for showcasing participation in the Inclusion Beer Project. The main opportunity with these releases is as a vehicle to publicly proclaim and mark your commitment and DE&I goal(s). Use your initial and any future Inclusion releases as a motivating force to state and achieve a DE&I milestone or objective.

The Inclusion Beer Project is an initiative for inclusion hosted by the Bay Area Brewers Guild.