Breweries Work Together to Address Racial Injustice with Black is Beautiful Initiative

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To draw more attention to police brutality and the racial injustices that run rampant through our country, breweries around the US are participating in the Black is Beautiful initiative. Ypsi Alehouse is throwing their hat in the ring, and are ready to draw attention to these issues by providing a new brew, Black is Beautiful, for everyone to try on July 23.

The Black is Beautiful initiative is a collaborative effort within the brewing community and its customers which works to bring awareness to the injustices people of color face daily. This initiative is working to bridge the gap and provide a platform to show that the brewing community is an inclusive space for everyone, regardless of color. Participating breweries are to donate 100% of the beer’s proceeds to local foundations that support police brutality reform and legal defenses for those that have been wronged by our judicial system. 

Ypsi Alehouse is one of the breweries that is working to help show that the brewery community believes in racial equality and justice. The Black is Beautiful brew that Ypsi Alehouse will provide is a 10.1% hearty Russian Imperial Stout that has been brewed with significant amounts of dark malts. These malts will have notes of chocolate, toffee, and coffee flavors. Additionally, Cascade hops adds a grapefruit and citrusy profile with every sip.

Feel free to come to the Washington Street Beer Garden to enjoy the Black is Beautiful brew and other delicious brews, weather permitting. Be sure to join Ypsi Alehouse and the Michigan Brewers Guild for an online toast of the new brew at 7:10pm to kick off the release of this tasty brew. 

The Ypsi Alehouse has chosen the Ann Arbor Area Community Foundations as the beneficiary for this effort. 
124 Pearl St. #100, Ypsilanti. 734-487-1555. ypsialehouse.com.