The Black is Beautiful initiative is a collaborative effort amongst the beer brewing community and its customers, attempting to raise awareness to the injustices that many people of color face daily. It’s 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. Additionally, we are committing the proceeds from our sales to the local San Diego American Civil Liberties Union office and the Central San Diego Black Chamber of Commerce.
Our particular liquid contribution to the project is a blend of a base stout recipe used by all breweries participating in Black is Beautiful, with roughly one third of our Russian Imperial Nyctophobia Stout aged in whiskey barrels. To expand the sensory notes to deliciously absurd levels, we will be adding a blend of our whiskey barrel-aged Guatemalan coffee to deftly play upon the roasted malt notes.