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Introducing The Queer Brewing Project

The Queer Brewing Project is a new non-profit collaborative brewing initiative led by artist and beer writer Lily Waite.

Inspired by the likes of Denmark’s Hops Not Hate and People Like Us, and London’s Craft Beer Cares festival, the project hopes to use collaborative brewing as a vehicle for fundraising and conversation, raising awareness of LGBTQ+ issues.

“This project is, to me, many things: equal parts fundraiser, increaser of visibility, and raiser of awareness,” Waite, a queer trans woman, says. “I want it to start conversations that otherwise might not happen.”

Money will be raised for charity—with each brew supporting a different organisation—by donation of a portion of proceeds of beer sales and from fundraising undertaken at the launch of each beer. The project will work with charities that are close to Waite’s heart, and that have made meaningful change within the queer community, including organisations that support trans people and their families, queer and trans healthcare rights, and other important issues. It will also raise funds for charities that broadly combat intolerance and prejudice, such as anti-fascist, anti-racist, and disability-rights organisations.

Soon to be teaming up with the likes of Affinity Brew Co, Marble Brewery, and Florida’s 7venth Sun to name a few, Waite aims to take the project wherever she can. “There have already been a number of offers from the UK, the USA, and even Australia,” she says. “The further we can take the project, the greater conversation we can start, and the more we can do for great charities, the better.”

“Beer is social lubricant; beer is social glue,” Waite says. “Beer can also be an agent of social change. And as the old saying goes: we’re here, we’re queer, and we drink good beer.”

More information is available at https://thequeerbrewingproject.com.

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Email: lily@thequeerbrewingproject.com

Twitter: @QueerBrewing

Instagram: @QueerBrewingProject

 

 

 

 

The Queer Brewing Project is a new non-profit collaborative brewing initiative led by artist and beer writer Lily Waite.

 

Inspired by the likes of Denmark’s Hops Not Hate and People Like Us, and London’s Craft Beer Cares festival, the project hopes to use collaborative brewing as a vehicle for fundraising and conversation, raising awareness of LGBTQ+ issues.

 

“This project is, to me, many things: equal parts fundraiser, increaser of visibility, and raiser of awareness,” Waite, a queer trans woman, says. “I want it to start conversations that otherwise might not happen.”

 

Money will be raised for charity—with each brew supporting a different organisation—by donation of a portion of proceeds of beer sales and from fundraising undertaken at the launch of each beer. The project will work with charities that are close to Waite’s heart, and that have made meaningful change within the queer community, including organisations that support trans people and their families, queer and trans healthcare rights, and other important issues. It will also raise funds for charities that broadly combat intolerance and prejudice, such as anti-fascist, anti-racist, and disability-rights organisations.

 

Soon to be teaming up with the likes of Affinity Brew Co, Marble Brewery, and Florida’s 7venth Sun to name a few, Waite aims to take the project wherever she can. “There have already been a number of offers from the UK, the USA, and even Australia,” she says. “The further we can take the project, the greater conversation we can start, and the more we can do for great charities, the better.”

 

“Beer is social lubricant; beer is social glue,” Waite says. “Beer can also be an agent of social change. And as the old saying goes: we’re here, we’re queer, and we drink good beer.”

 

More information is available at https://thequeerbrewingproject.com.

 

 

 

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Email: lily@thequeerbrewingproject.com

Twitter: @QueerBrewing

Instagram: @QueerBrewingProject

 

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