Brave Noise

A collaboration with a big goal: a safe and discrimination-free beer industry.

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 LGBTQ+ individuals face in craft beer, we invite you to join us in a collaborative brew titled “Brave Noise.”

#BRAVENOISE

For Breweries

Brave Noise is a collaborative effort to provide inclusive and safe environments for women, BIPOC, and LGBTQ+ throughout the beer industry. By brewing this beer, your brewery is standing in solidarity with those who shared their stories about mistreatment and who are survivors of gender discrimination, racism, sexual assault, and harassment within the industry. By standing with us now, you are part of the movement for change that is long overdue in beer.

Beer has always been a great unifier. Let’s come together, discuss how we can do better, and create inclusive and safe environments for our staff and consumers.

Take the next steps and let’s build our (beer) community for the better.

Step 1

Fill out this form and include a link to your Code of Conduct.

Step 2

Brew Brave Noise Pale Ale and publish your Code of Conduct for staff and customers upon its release.

Step 3

Make a donation to a relevant charitable or non-profit organization. We encourage breweries to donate a majority of the sales to an organization that best supports the mission of this collaboration. View a list of recommended organizations here.

Step 4

Make a Commitment to Change. Commit to the long-term work for inclusive and safe environments to best support staff and customers.

Join Us

After submitting the form above you will receive a confirmation email with the Brave Noise Pale Ale Recipe, label, and social media graphics.

Please release your rendition of Brave Noise Pale Ale before the end of October 2021. By keeping the releases within a set time frame, we will be able to make the loudest noise possible.

Your Code of Conduct, House Rules, or Values Statement supports an inclusive environment and outlines what resources are available for your staff and customers. If you need help with your Code of Conduct, please see the guide provided here. If you need further assistance you can reach out to Rebecca Weaver at HRUprise (rebecca@hruprise.com) for additional consulting.

Your Code of Conduct can be published through a QR code either on the label or at your place of business. QR code support is available if needed.

Click here for a list of suggested donation recipients. If you have a local resource that reflects our initiative and goals that is not on our list of organizations, please reach out to us so that we can review and add them to our list. hello@bravenoisebeer.com

For Homebrewers

Hello to all of you DIYers brewing at home. We need your help to spread the word! We ask you to join us in this beer collaboration and stand with us in solidarity to advocate for change in the beer industry. Help us communicate to the beer community and beyond that we need to create inclusive and safe environments for staff and customers.

We need the beer community to come together now and look out for one another. We hope you’ll join us in our effort.

After submitting the form below you will receive a confirmation email with the home brew recipe.

Thank you to the SoCal Cerveceros Homebrew Club and industry professional Jen Blair for working with us to develop the homebrew recipe.

Join Us

For Beer Drinkers

Hey all you beer lovers out there, we need you now more than ever! How can you support this collaborative brew and be a part of the conversation? Well, you can be our eyes and ears in your cities, watching what your favorite breweries are doing to create inclusive and safe environments for their staff and for customers like you. If you don’t see your local brewery addressing allegations or showing their solidarity to advocate for change, just ask the simple question,“Where do you stand?” Because when it comes down to it, companies will listen to YOU. Will you help us? This could be simply by following your local brewery’s social media, or checking whether they have a code of conduct posted at their location and/or on their website, or looking at who actually makes the beer. Do you feel it’s an inclusive environment for all? Do you feel the company’s values are stated publicly and clearly? Let them know!

Thank you for helping us to create a better (beer) world.

Additional Resources

Free Reporting App for Employees

Harassment Training

Project Partners

Notch BrewingWomen of the BevolutionHR UpriseBeer DiversityThe Good Hop Bottle Shop#NotMeSoCal CervecerosJenfluence

Supplier Partners

Hop & StuffDavid Carrière & AssociatesYakima Chief HopsBSG Select IngredientsWhile Labs Yeast