Craft beer generates tens of billions of dollars annually for the US economy. Despite beer’s Egyptian and African heritage, these traditions have been mostly forgotten and are rarely found in American brewing culture. Today, Black-owned breweries make up less than 1% of the nearly 9,000 breweries in operation. Eager to shift the historical perception of who makes and drinks beer, Black brewers, brand owners and influencers across the country are reshaping the craft beer industry and the future of America’s favorite adult beverage.
Born in the United States and raised on the Caribbean island of Aruba, Aaron Hosé is a producer, director, and editor with over 20 years in the film, television and video industry. His work has screened at more than 150 film festivals worldwide and has been distributed on digital platforms such as Netflix, Hulu, Amazon, Vimeo on Demand, Tubi and Gaia. Aaron has received multiple awards and honors, including five regional Emmy Awards and thirteen nominations.