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5 Black-Owned Breweries You Should Know

By Parker Diakite

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In honor of the second annual Fresh Fest Beer Fest , a collaboration between Drinking Partners and Black Brew Culture to honor Black beer culture,  here’s a list of Black-owned breweries you should know.

Related Post: The Best Black-Owned Breweries In The U.S

Band of Brothers Brewing Co.

Located in Tuscaloosa, Alabama,  Band of Brothers Brewing Company is the third craft brewery in the area.

Founded by Jeremiah Donald, Jeremy Donald and Quinton Brown, the building itself highlights their hard work, love for, and dedication to the art of brewing craft beer.

Here is where you will find the largest taproom in Tuscaloosa where live music, games, and entertainment just adds to your experience. 

The Cultured Kombucha

Cultured Kombucha is brewed in Washington, DC and is a woman and minority-owned business.

The creators believe that all communities should have access to and knowledge of internal health and wellness.

“We brew this kombucha for culture, and for those who might otherwise overlook probiotic benefits. We’re bringing a tribe of good cultures to a belly near you,” a statement reads on the company website.

What’s brewing?  The company has seasonal rotations, but as of now,  Tropic Like It’s Hot, Bug A Boo, and Golden are currently the flavors on tap.

Lotus Flower Bomb by The Cultured Kombucha

18th Street Brewery in Gary, Indiana


A trip to Belgium is what sparked 18th Street Brewery’s owner, Drew Fox, interest in brewing beer from his home in 2008.

A  Kickstarter campaign to raise money is how his company transformed from kitchen brew to a taproom with more than 100 beers.  

Today, 18th Street is the second largest brewery in Northwest Indiana. Their beers range from saisons to double India Pale Ales to double milk stouts to pilsners and lagers.

Did we mention you can find their brew in Denmark?  

Ukhamba Beerworx

And because we’re talking international,  if you just so happened to be in Cape Town, South Africa, then be sure to visit Ukhamba Beerworx.

As Cape Town’s first Black-owned craft brewery, the owner Lethu Tshabangu is introducing visitors to traditional African beer.

Instagram | @ukhamba_beerwork

Instagram | @ukhamba_beerwork

DaleView Biscuits and Beer

Turns out a Father’s Day gift for Christopher Gandsy was the best thing his family could buy.

That home brew kit his family purchased turned into a restaurant and [soon] brewery named after the predominantly black neighborhood in Columbia, South Carolina he grew up in: Dale View.

Dale View is where Gandsy remembers tasting one of his grandmother’s biscuits that he describes as “the first step on a magic carpet ride through her hot Southern Kitchen.”

A long way from home in Brooklyn, Gandsy is breaking bread and bringing southern charm in the form of beer with visitors to introduce them to his side of Dale View.

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