Eight Texas Breweries Join the Brave Noise Initiative
The Brave Noise collaboration now has eight Texas breweries that have joined the initiative. All locations have begun or are in the process of creating and selling their collaboration beer. Each Texas brewery has made its stance in supporting survivors of sexism, discrimination, and harassment.
Austin Beerworks, Central Machine Works, Jester King Brewery, Meanwhile Brewing, Vista Brewing, St. Elmo Brewing Company, The Brewtorium, and Whitestone Brewery have all pledged to hold each other and their own employees accountable for forging a safe, inclusive workplace.
“We made our code of conduct more public-facing,” Jill Paluch of Central Machine Works said. “We want to make it known that we care about and support survivors.”
Many of the breweries involved have acknowledged the importance of curating an open, accepting community in the beer industry.
“Our company mission is to ‘positively influence the way that guests, team members, and the community live their daily lives and this collaboration truly supports that mission,” Karen Killough of Vista Brewing said. “As a woman-owned business, this project is particularly important to me personally.”
Each brewery has its new code of conduct available at its designated website.
“This initiative has spurred many hard yet important conversations for our brewery,” Noah Gray of St. Elmo Brewing said. “In the long term, we are proud to add a code of conduct to our brewery handbook. This does some very valuable things. The most important of which is setting the standard and expectation for all employees and how they treat each other and our guests.”
Brave Noise invokes hopefulness and positivity in the brewing industry. It allows for breweries to stand in solidarity and gives a platform for survivors to raise their voices and make some noise.
“As a woman of color that has worked in the beer industry for over four years now, Brave Noise brings me hope for the future of the craft beer industry as well as my future in the industry,” Jackie Abeyta of Whitestone Brewery said. “This initiative is important to me because it’s raising awareness of how often people are still discriminated against, mistreated, and victims of sexual assault and harassment due to their gender, race, or LGBTQIA+ identity.”
A portion of the proceeds from each brewery’s Brave Noise beer will be donated to local charities and organizations such as SAFE Alliance.
To help support this movement, make sure to check out each brewery and try out their Brave Noise beer.