Where to buy the “Black is Beautiful” beer in Columbus

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“Black is Beautiful” is a collaborative effort in the brewing community to bring awareness to the injustices that people of color face daily. It was launched in early June by Weathered Souls brewery in Texas, and the call to action is simple: brew the “Black is Beautiful” Imperial Stout (the recipe and all creative assets are available online) and donate 100% of the beer’s proceeds to local foundations that support police brutality reform and legal defense funds.

Almost a thousand breweries across all 50 US states and globally in 19 countries have signed on to brew the beer; here’s where you can get it in Columbus.

BrewDog

Releasing this Friday July 10, BrewDog’s “Black is Beautiful” version will be available in four-pack cans at all of their taprooms as well as via online ordering. Proceeds will benefit Campaign Zero, which develops research-based policy solutions for ending police brutality.

DankHouse Brewing

DankHouse expects to release their variant on July 18 and it will be available only at their taproom on draft and via crowler fills. Proceeds will help their newly formed Community Alliance for Racial Justice create the non-profit and funding for their community events.

“We found there weren’t any hyper local organizations that were actively fighting for social justice, so we worked with some community leaders to form a new charitable organization for Licking County,” said DankHouse’s Josh Lange in an email.

Hoof Hearted Brewing

Hoof Hearted was unable to be reached but the brewery indicated last month in a social media post that they will be brewing the beer with proceeds benefiting the Columbus chapter of the NAACP.

Land-Grant Brewing

Land-Grant released their version last week (pictured above) but it’s already sold out, although you might be lucky to snag one of the few remaining cans available at their beer garden. Proceeds will benefit Mozaic Ohio, a community health organization focused on transgender, gender non-conforming, and non-binary people.

Nocterra Brewing

Nocterra’s version will be available later this month in their taproom on draft and in cans as well as at select retailers. The brewery lowered the beer’s ABV to make it more approachable for summer and added coconut and vanilla. All proceeds will be donated to local Black LGBT grassroots group Black Queer & Intersectional Collective.

Olentangy River Brewing

ORBC’s version of “Black is Beautiful” will be released on July 14 and available only in their Lewis Center taproom. The brewery added caramel malt to the base recipe and is supporting YWCA Columbus with its sales.

Seventh Son Brewing

Seventh Son’s version of the beer will be released at the end of July and will be infused with a medium roast Brazilian coffee from local Black-owned coffee shop Upper Cup. It will be available on draft and in cans from the taproom as well as in limited distribution to area retailers. Seventh Son is splitting the proceeds between the NAACP and The Godman Guild.

“We wanted to get some of the funds to a big, national, overarching org, as well as a hyper-local one,” said Brewmaster Colin Vent in an email. “The Godman Guild is just north of the brewery in Weiland Park, and it primarily services that neighborhood with after-school care, adult continuing education, job preparedness and the like.”

Last month we shared other ways local breweries were supporting the Black Lives Matter movement.

About the Author

Cheryl Harrison. Editor of Drink Up Columbus. Geek of the craft beer/board game/sci-fi varieties. Fan of patios.

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