NEW ORLEANS, La. (WDSU) — Dixie Beer has announced a new beer named after an initiative that started in San Antonio, Texas.
The Black is Beautiful initiative started at Weathered Souls Brewing Company.
Nearly 1,000 craft breweries in all 50 states and in 19 countries have created the Black is Beautiful beer to bring awareness to social injustices that Black people face, according to a news release issued by Dixie Beer.
According to Dixie Beer, all proceeds from the Imperial Stout go toward Operation Restoration, a New Orleans-based organization focused on empowering women who were impacted by incarceration.
“Being poor in the city of New Orleans has taken away the right to equal justice and the presumption of innocent until proven guilty for far too long. The mission of Operation Restoration’s Safety and Freedom fund is to give poor people equal opportunities while they await trial by ending the cash bail system that has oppressed us for over 50 years,” said Montrell Carmouche, Operation Restoration’s Safety and Freedom Fund Director for Continuity.
The beer is a taproom-only release. It is available in four-packs and 16 ounce cans for $14.99 or single cans for $5.
“This is an honor to participate in this collaboration and to be joining forces with Operation Restoration,” said Dixie’s General Manager Jim Birch. “Working towards equality is something that we can all stand by and something that we are proud to address together.”
In February 2020, Dixie Beer said Owner Gayle Benson donated 4,716 square feet of office space on the second floor of Benson Tower to Operation Restoration, housing nearly 30 employees.
Click here for more information about Black is Beautiful.
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