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DOING GOOD: Beachwood Brewing Releasing a New Beer to Raise Money for California Conference for Equality & Justice

DOING GOOD: Beachwood Brewing Releasing a New Beer to Raise Money for California Conference for Equality & Justice

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“Doing Good” is more than just a phrase, it’s a mindset that the beer community, and the world, needs now more than ever. In this article series, we’re seeking out the charitable fundraising, the positive movements, and the communal giving back that’s going on in our local Los Angeles beer community.

This past week has been powerful. It’s been emotional, it’s been challenging, it’s been sad, energetic, uplifting, draining, motivating, and more – all at once. But more than anything, it’s been real. It’s been a moment to finally look at the world, the system, society, and ourselves for how things truly are. And out of that reflection, we have the duty to take action. To change. To support justice, equality, and understanding. This is an opportunity to take massive strides to actively end racism against black people and against all people – from subconscious cultural biases that weave inherently within our society, to the gruesome human on human violence like the murder of George Floyd, and everything in between.

In this edition of Doing Good, we’re looking at how our community of local Los Angeles breweries is making efforts to recognize, respect, and donate their money, time, and mindshare to causes that support the movement for racial equality and justice for all.

That’s why, in true Hopped LA fashion, we want to highlight a special upcoming beer release by Beachwood Brewing in Long Beach. “To Long Beach With Love” is a Pilsner with Citrus and Herbal Terpenes, and proceeds from all sales of the beer will be donated to the California Conference for Equality and Justice. Beachwood has not yet announced the official release date, but we’ll be sure to update this and share on social media once they do.

The California Conference for Equality and Justice is a non-profit organization based in Long Beach that is dedicated to confronting bias, bigotry and racism through education, conflict resolution and advocacy. Their programs are focused on raising awareness, facilitating dialogue, healing conflicts and bridging differences. CCEJ intentionally works where differences collide and conflict exists — in schools, businesses and neighborhoods. By embracing differences and striving for understanding, they seek to build a unified, peaceful and inclusive Southern California, with justice for all. In the face of the current movement for Black equality, the CCEJ will be hosting community dialogues to help processes the feelings and questions you are experiencing. Stay tuned to their Instagram, Facebook, and website for updates on upcoming events and programs.

In addition to Beachwood’s fundraiser beer release, we want to salute all the other LA breweries who made posts on social media, had conversations with their customers and took the effort to recognize the current state of inequality and make a statement that they will join the fight against racism.

In particular, we want to highlight the LA breweries that have put those words into action by making donations to causes that continue to support Black equality:

  • Indie Brewing made donations to the NAACP and the LA chapter of the Black Lives Matter organization and is participating in the Black is Beautiful Imperial Stout Collaboration.
  • Highland Park Brewing is donating 10% of all sales the week of June 1st to the NAACP.
  • Mumford Brewing made a donation to Southern Poverty Law Center.
  • Arts District Brewing made a donation to the NAACP.
  • Imperial Western Brewing made a donation to the NAACP.
  • Santa Monica Brew Works is donating a portion of their sales the week of June 1st to The Bail Project and is participating in the Black is Beautiful Imperial Stout Collaboration.
  • Angel City Brewery made a donation to Black Lives Matter and is participating in the Black is Beautiful Imperial Stout Collaboration.
  • Long Beach Beer Lab is participating in the Black is Beautiful Imperial Stout Collaboration and donating to the Long Beach Gray Panthers and the California Conference for Equality and Justice.
  • Ambitious Ales made a donation to the Long Beach brand of NAACP.
  • Brewjería Company is donating proceeds of their sales during the month of June to Black Lives Matter and the ACLU.
  • Three Weavers is participating in the Black is Beautiful Imperial Stout Collaboration and donating to the SoCal chapter of ACLU.
  • Common Space is matching donations to the ACLU up to $5,000, participating in the Black is Beautiful Imperial Stout Collaboration and donating to Campaign Zero, and closing on June 14th to give their employees the time and resources to engage in the community and the movement.
  • Lincoln Beer Company is participating in the Black is Beautiful Imperial Stout Collaboration and donating to the Los Angeles Urban League.
  • Smog City is participating in the Black is Beautiful Imperial Stout Collaboration and donating to People’s City Council and the LA chapter of Black Lives Matter.
  • Los Angeles Ale Works is participating in the Black is Beautiful Imperial Stout Collaboration and donating to the Equal Justice Initiative.
  • Brouwerij West is participating in the Black is Beautiful Imperial Stout Collaboration and donating to Know Your Rights Camp and the National Black Food & Justice Alliance.
  • Firestone Walker Propagator is participating in the Black is Beautiful Imperial Stout Collaboration and donating to the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund.
  • Crowns and Hops is participating in the Black is Beautiful Imperial Stout Collaboration.
  • Frogtown Brewing is participating in the Black is Beautiful Imperial Stout Collaboration and donating to the LA chapter of Black Lives Matter and Know Your Rights Camp.
  • Liberation Brewing is participating in the Black is Beautiful Imperial Stout Collaboration.
  • Trustworthy Brewing is participating in the Black is Beautiful Imperial Stout Collaboration and donating to ACLU of Southern California.
  • Ogopogo Brewing is participating in the Black is Beautiful Imperial Stout Collaboration and donating to Color Of Change.
  • Timeless Pints is participating in the Black is Beautiful Imperial Stout Collaboration.
  • Trademark Brewing is participating in the Black is Beautiful Imperial Stout Collaboration and donating to Know Your Rights Camp and the Long Beach chapter of Black Lives Matter.

If there are any other breweries that are missing from this list, please let us know, so we can highlight them.

In addition to these breweries’ efforts, we will also be contributing 20% of all proceeds from merchandise sales in our web store throughout the month of June to the California Conference for Equality and Justice.

Our friends at LA Beer Hop are hosting a fundraiser Virtual Beer Tasting this Saturday June 6th at 5pm with 100% of the money raised being donated to the Los Angeles Action Bail Fund.

 

4 comments on “DOING GOOD: Beachwood Brewing Releasing a New Beer to Raise Money for California Conference for Equality & Justice

  1. Hi there, Leticia here with Angel city brewery. First off, thank you so much for doing this! We have also stepped up and have donated to black lives matter organizations.

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