Local brewers craft new beer to support racial equality

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Wrightsville Beach Brewery teamed up with TRU Colors Brewing to brew an imperial stout for the Weathered Souls Brewing Co. Black is Beautiful Initiative. (Photo: Wrightsville Beach Brewery)

WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — Craft breweries across the United States, including here in the Cape Fear, are planning to launch a new beer in support of equality for people of color, joining other brands in responding to the growing unrest over racial issues.

Wrightsville Beach Brewery is collaborating with TRU Colors Brewing to take part in a worldwide initiative to bring awareness to racial injustice.

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It’s called the Black is Beautiful initiative.

Wrightsville Beach Brewery teamed up with TRU Colors Brewing to brew an imperial stout for the Weathered Souls Brewing Co. Black is Beautiful Initiative. (Photo: Wrightsville Beach Brewery)

Weathered Souls, a black-owned brewery in San Antonio, Texas, created the base recipe for the beer and has recruited hundreds of brewers nationwide so far to release it. Participating breweries can add their unique twist to it.

“Our mission is to bridge the gap that’s been around for ages and provide a platform to show that the brewing community is an inclusive place for everyone of any color,” the Black is Beautiful website states.



Wrightsville Beach Brewery says their stout will be aged with Madagascar vanilla beans, brown sugar, and molasses.

The proceeds from this beer will be donated to the Southern Poverty Law Center and theĀ The Community Boys and Girls Club of Wilmington.

The beer will be on tap in July.