This weekend Hellbender Brewing Company will release a second collaboration with Tim Bryson. We covered the first, Amplify Black Voices, when it was released in August. Michael Stein sat down with Hellbender’s co-founder and owner Ben Evans to discuss the latest release.
MS: How did the beer, Support Black Businesses, come to be?
BE: Tim Bryson approached us in early December about doing another collaboration that we could release during Black History Month, so we got together to brainstorm. The plan became to work with local Black-owned restaurants for this project. We quickly decided that we wanted a beer that would pair well with food if we were doing something with restaurants. Tim’s Instagram handle is “TheIPAWay“, and he generally prefers hop-forward beers, but he really likes our Belgian blonde ale, “Heart of Glass.” I suggested Trappist-style triple as a bigger version of the blonde and because it pairs well with so many different dishes. The goal was to highlight about 4-5 B
Source: DC Beer
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