Dogfish Head Craft Brewery’s Rehoboth brewpub has now joined the more than 1,000 breweries worldwide participating in the Black Is Beautiful Initiative and collaboration brew, a collective effort to raise awareness of systemic racial injustice.
Developed by Weathered Souls Brewing, the Black Is Beautiful Initiative urges brewers around the globe to develop their own versions of Weathered Souls’ 10% ABV Imperial Stout, Black Is Beautiful.
While each participating brewery is encouraged to put its own unique spin on the beer’s originally formulated recipe, there are a couple of stipulations every Black Is Beautiful brew must meet.
The beer must maintain the style and ABV set forth in the original recipe.
The beer’s ingredients should showcase the many different shades of black and brown within humanity and 100% of the proceeds from sales of the beer must be donated to a local foundation supporting racial equality and reform.
Available on August 1, Dogfish Head’s take on the Black Is Beautiful recipe features aromatic caramel malt, kiln coffee malt, chocolate malt, black malt, roasted barley and organic dark brown sugar to create a deeply complex stout with a broad range of intricate flavors and aromas.
“We got involved with the Black Is Beautiful Initiative because we proudly stand with our Black co-workers, customers and community members,” said Sam Calagione, Dogfish Head founder and brewer…
“We acknowledge the crucial work necessary to fight racial injustice, and we are committed to being part of the solution. We don’t have the answers, but we will not be complicit through silence, and participating in the Black Is Beautiful collaboration brew is one small way we can lend our voices to help foster change.”
Adhering to COVID-19 safety precautions, Dogfish Head’s version of the Black Is Beautiful Imperial Stout will be available for curbside pick-up at the brewery’s Off-Centered EmPOURium in Rehoboth Beach, Delaware with 100% of proceeds benefiting the Southern Delaware Alliance For Racial Justice.