New beer created to beat anti-LGBT law in N.C.
North Carolina brewers are joining forces to create a specialty beer in support of the LGBT community.
This coalition is in response to the now infamous HB 2 law which leaves LGBT people at the mercy of business owners and their religious beliefs.
North Carolina’s reputation has become bruised because of the marginalizing blanket of measures, and LGBT allies from big corporations to rock legends have boycotted the state in protest.
The inner-state craft beer movement is comprised of more than 30 breweries who say HB 2 doesn’t symbolize their character.
“We didn’t feel like HB2 represented us as businesses or as residents of North Carolina,” Erik Lars Myers of Hillsborough’s Mystery Brewing Company said in a news release Monday. “We wanted to do something in response and making beer is what we do.”
The special libation will be called, “Don’t Be Mean to People, A Golden Rule Saison,” and brewed at the Ponysaurus Brewing Company in Durham.
All proceeds from its sale will be donated to different organizations around the state that are trying to get the law overturned. Some of the profits will also go to support QORDS, a summer camp for LGBT youth.
“We’ve gathered support from dozens of our fellow brewers, and we have the ability to make a significant social impact by working together for a greater good,” said Ponysaurus owner Keil Jansen.