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Cheers to Change looks to create a more equitable local craft beer industry

Cheers to Change founding members Ezekiel Gomez and Natasha Souther. (Photos courtesy of Bosque Brewing)

Cheers to Change, an initiative created to improve equity and accountability within our local craft brewing industry, quietly came into existence last summer. Now they are starting to make their presence known, and will host their first industry event this week.

Bow & Arrow will host the Brewing Industry Pride Night this Wednesday from 5 to 8 p.m., so to learn a little more about this event, and Cheers to Change’s overall mission, I sat down with two founding members, Ezekiel Gomez and Natasha Souther, at Bosque Brewing last week.

“A big motivating factor of starting Cheers to Change was being a queer person in the industry and not feeling like I had a sense of community within the industry with other queers,” said Gomez, the taproom operations manager for Bosque. “For instance, going to CBC, the Craft Brewers Conference I think in 2018 in Nashville, it was really an eye-

Source: NM Dark Side Brew Crew

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