Marcus Baskerville’s “Black is Beautiful” Beer Helps Support Social Justice Reform

Marcus Baskerville, second from the right, at Black Brew Culture’s Fresh Fest, August 11, 2019. (Weathered Souls Brewing)

The turning point for Marcus Baskerville came one morning when he was driving down the highway, and heard on the radio about the fatal police shooting of Breonna Taylor. Joining a street protest wasn’t his style, but what could he, as one of the few Black brewers in America, do to make a statement?

His answer? Create a beer called Black is Beautiful and share the recipe with brewers across the country.

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