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Boise breweries release new "Black is Beautiful" beers

Posted at 4:41 PM, Jun 28, 2020
and last updated 2020-06-28 19:01:03-04

BOISE, Idaho — Western Collective, along with other Boise breweries, has decided to launch two new beers where 100% of the proceeds will be donated to "support justice and equality for people of color."

The aim of the release is to bring attention to social injustices people of color face every day.

"It lets people know in the community who are marginalized, or who are black or indigenous, or a person of color that they do have a space," said Whitley Hawk, Co-founder/Director of Operations & Compliance of Inclusive Idaho, one of the beneficiaries of the event. "That they can celebrate and have fellowship with other people who look like them and feel comfortable. It shows them that there are businesses in their community who care about them."

Originally, a block party was planned Saturday to take place, along with the release of the beers. However, the event was canceled due to Ada County going back to Stage 3 of Idaho's reopening plan.

Western Collective announced the block party will occur at a later date.

At the future event, you can expect to see local black-owned businesses, artists and more.

You can find the new beers from local breweries such as the Barbarian, Woodland Empire and Boise Fermentation.

Click here for more information on Western Collective.