Hella Coastal Collab
DEI committee and their initiatives
The craft beer industry, while full of creative, energetic and goal-oriented people, is underrepresented across Black, Hispanic, LGBTQ+ and Asian demographics, despite the diversity of the Bay Area. The Inclusion Beer Project (IBP), spearheaded by the Bay Area Brewers Guild, is part of a movement whose ultimate goal is to increase the diversity of people throughout the craft beer space from taproom consumer to brewery management and ownership. Interested breweries, who sign up to be part of the IBP, commit to form a Diversity/Equity/Inclusion (DEI) committee within their organizations and initiate constructive conversations about DEI issues as a first step toward building diversity and representation in our industry. For more information about the IBP, visit https://beerisforeveryone.com/
Additionally, in 2023 the Bay Area Brewers Guild Diversity Scholarship Fund created a Guild Scholarship Endowment to be facilitated by UC Davis Continuing and Professional Education and dedicated to providing access to brewing education courses and brewing certificate programs to members of historically excluded groups. In 2023, a special beer release created by 6 local craft breweries, and members of the Brewer’s Guild DEI Committee, during SF Beer Week kick started this effort and raised over 40% of the endowment threshold. For more information about the release, visit https://give.ucdavis.edu/UNEX/
This Keller Pils is a collaboration with the super rad folks at Hella Coastal Brewing, who are members of the Brewers Guild DEI Committee responsible for the IBP and the Scholarship Endowment initiative. This beer is part of the DEI Committee’s Inclusion BATCH Project, specifically supporting the IBP and their initiatives. By buying this beer you are helping us raise funds to help the brewing industry as a whole and our brewery specifically become more diverse, equitable, and inclusive going forward!