UPDATE – 6/9/2020
As part of our ongoing effort to be allies to the Black members of our community—and to raise funds for nonprofits fighting to make progress for racial justice—we’ll be donating 100% of profits from our online store all week (6/8-6/14) to BEAM (Black Emotional and Mental Health Collective), the NAACP Legal Defense Fund, and the Maine Community Foundation People of Color Fund.
We’ve dedicated ourselves as a brewery, and as people, to using beer as a force for good. As a way to bring people together. So as we watch tragedy and turmoil rip our country apart, it’s our obligation to use our platform to speak out.
Our hearts break for the Black lives lost to institutional violence, and for the members of the Black community that have shouldered that burden every single day.
Silence has allowed hate, injustice, institutional violence, and centuries of racism to continue. This is why it’s vital that we speak now. It’s a first step, of many, in working toward a system that is truly inclusive, equitable, and empowering. The Black community can’t solve this alone. It’s up to all of us to work harder to transform and heal our community, together. Black lives matter.
We will learn, listen, and engage going forward. We’ll be donating to BEAM, the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, and Maine organizations working for racial justice, and ask that you consider donating your time, or money, to a nonprofit in your area.