The craft beer industry — like much of America — is facing a reckoning on two levels right now:
A pandemic ended more than a decade of growth well short of the industry’s goal to become 20% of the national beer market by 2020 and a racial justice movement highlighted craft brewing’s dominant white male culture and lack of diversity.
The combination led to sobering conversations within the craft beer community at a time the industry typically would have gathered in Denver for a toast at the annual Great American Beer Festival.
The Boulder-based Brewers Association that hosts the festival canceled the nation’s largest beer tasting event this year — and it expects to do the same in 2021 — because of the coronavirus outbreak. Instead, GABF moved into a virtual format in October with the presentation of the much-coveted awards.
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