Brave Noise is advocating for safe spaces and inclusive environments by requesting breweries be transparent with their policies and commit to long-term work.
What started out as a simple question on Brienne Allan’s Instagram story:
"Have you ever experienced sexism in the beer industry?"
quickly became the inquiry that sent shockwaves throughout craft beer, subsequently inspiring a BEVOLUTION. To keep the momentum going; to honor those who have spoken out about their gender discrimination, racism, sexual assault, and harassment; and to bring further awareness to the issues that women, BIPOC, and LGBTQIA+ individuals face in craft beer, we invite you to join us in a collaborative brew titled “Brave Noise.”
“We Make Brewing Better" are the words we live by here at Hop & Stuff. Our motto extends beyond brewing ingredients and encompasses all aspects of our business. That’s why we, including our Canadian team David Carriere & Associates, are joining in the conversation started by Brave Noise to do our part in creating a safer industry for women, BIPOC and LGBTQ+. We stand with the brave voices within our industry and are committed to continue to build and maintain an environment where our employees feel supported and encouraged to speak up. Hop & Stuff has a zero-tolerance policy for gender-based discrimination, racism, homophobia, transphobia, harassment or any other form of discrimination or bigotry.
We have been given the incredible opportunity to support this important dialogue through the Brave Noise initiative, organized by Brienne Allan.
We invite you to join us as we work to directly and positively impact this movement. We recognize that this is a deeply personal and emotional topic for many and want you to know that YCH stands with you in your choice to get involved and speak up.
The brewing industry is a powerful community that continues to inspire us. We thank you for always remaining united and continuously seeking ways to uplift and empower our communities during these crucial moments in our industry. As a hop supplier, we believe we have a responsibility to be part of the solution. With that, we want you to know that we are taking steps to create a safer space for women+. Along with supporting the Brave Noise initiative, we are also currently in the process of:
We hope that by making these changes, we will not only create a safer place for women+ but also all minorities within our industry. Thank you to @ratmagnet and all of the women that have come forward. Taking a stand is not easy and rest assured your bravery and efforts will not be wasted.
Rahr Corporation was founded with a commitment to integrity, which includes adherence to core values that have been strengthened over five generations of the Rahr family. We are deeply rooted in the brewing community, and right now our community is dealing with a difficult but vital conversation, as women+ bravely share their painful stories about harassment and discrimination.
We at Rahr unequivocally condemn the perpetration and enablement of sexual harassment and discrimination which stand in direct conflict with our values. Harassment and discrimination need to be urgently and effectively addressed so that all members of our community can feel safe and reach their full potential.
To act with integrity is to speak out with both words and actions, and it is imperative that our policies evolve to meet higher standards. We are taking steps to create a better work environment and make it easier to report behaviors that do not create a safe, respectful, and equitable workplace.
Our commitment and immediate actions include:
We as an industry can and must do better, and it is incumbent on all of us to step up, address these issues head-on, and insist on successful outcomes. We are grateful to the brave members of the industry for stepping forward and speaking out, and we will do our part to build a collective culture of accountability and respect within our community of brewing
At White Labs, we believe that diversity propels our company and industry forward. We're committed to creating a team where differences are celebrated, collaboration encouraged, and connection is valued. Our hope is to not only elevate fermentation around the globe, but to enrich the quality of human life through togetherness and innovation.