The Minnesota Craft Brewers Guild believes that diversity, equity, and inclusion are crucial values in our society, and we believe that Minnesota’s craft brewing industry has a long way to go to live up to these values. As a leader in this industry, we acknowledge our role in perpetuating inequality and our opportunity to fight it. We are committed to working alongside members of our community, learning from one another, and using our power to act as a resource and a leader in creating a more equitable and just craft brewing community.

Earlier this week, we promised that the MNCBG would significantly increase our efforts to foster a more equitable craft beer community in our state. Creating meaningful and lasting change will be an ongoing process that will require a lot of listening, learning, and shifting of resources and power. Substantive change is our goal, and we will take the time required to do it right.

To this goal, we will be publicly announcing short term projects and longer term goals and changes in the coming weeks. You will be able to see a few of these projects on our website within the next week:

  1. A space on our website promoting the giving opportunities spearheaded by MN Craft Breweries and Brewpubs: Community Support Page
  2. Our pledge to making Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion a top priority of the Guild, including concrete actions we will take in coming months.
  3. Announcement of the MN Craft Beer For Change project, a June fundraising initiative to support the rebuilding of the communities most impacted by the killing of George Floyd, and to support organizations working to increase the representation of BIPOC and LGBTQ+ in the MN Craft Brewing Industry.