Inglewood’s future Black-owned brewery Crowns & Hops launched a $100,000 brewery development fund last week called the 8 Trill Pils Initiative, which is designed to support Black brewers in the craft beer movement.
It includes far more than just cash, with the helping hand of research, support, and backing from the UK-based brewery, BrewDog to help budding breweries.
The 8 Trills Pils Initiative goal is to help establish more Black-owned breweries and taprooms, and close the the color gap between craft beer professionals of color.
According to Crowns & Hops owners Teo Hunter and Beny Ashburn, there are only 60 Black-owned craft breweries out of more than 8,000 craft breweries in the country.
The partners launched an IndieGoGo in March 2019 to raise money for the future site of Crowns & Hops.