One of the greatest things about being in the brewery business is the friendships we make with other breweries. We really do root for each other, support each other and celebrate each other’s accomplishments. Earlier this summer, when our country came together to bring awareness to injustices that many people of color face daily, a brewery in San Antonio, TX had an idea. Weathered Souls Brewing Co. started the Black is Beautiful initiative. They asked for breweries to participate in a collaboration brew and then have the beer’s proceeds go to local social justice organizations. Weathered Souls Brewing put out a recipe and next thing you know 1,120 breweries in 50 states and 21 countries were brewing Black is Beautiful — how cool is that?

We are proud to release LRB’s version of Black is Beautiful during our Beerthday Spirit Week celebration on Thursday, August 27. Our brewer Kevin did stay true to the original recipe, crafting an Imperial Stout with a 9.1% ABV. It is a smooth, full bodied beer with toasty aromas. The finish is deliciously dessert like with just enough lingering espresso roasted flavor.

We did not have to look hard to find a deserving local group to support with the proceeds from our Black is Beautiful Brew. A member of our staff was working with the local York County Chapter of Moms Against Racism and it was just another way to support our local community. Moms Against Racism is a member-based non-profit organization that seeks to support moms from all over the nation. They work to support parenting skills and teach anti-racism in homes and within our communities. Their motto is “Doing the Work. Starting at Home” because they believe that supporting moms are a fundamental way to bring about change in our world. For more information please check out their facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/marofamerica.

We hope you will come in and enjoy a glass of Black is Beautiful at LRB when we release it during our LRBeerthday Spirit Week on August 27th. You can also get a crowler to go and enjoy it at home with friends. It’s a small way for us to come together, enjoy a beer, and support our local community.