Necromancer Brewing, one of Pittsburgh’s newest breweries, led by head brewer Lauren Hughes, who is namely the only female head brewer in Pittsburgh, is the first brewery in the city committing to the new collaboration beer and policy initiated by Brave Noise’s founding members, Brienne Allan, Women of the Bevolution, Beer Diversity, Jen Blair, SoCal Ceveceros Homebrew Club, #NotMe App, HRUprise and the fine folks at The Good Hop.
Brave Noise was created to hold breweries accountable for the way they conduct business through a code of conduct, which must be posted publicly as well as listing resources for their own staff and customers on their website, QR code, and/or signage at their brick and mortar.
The participating brewery must also donate proceeds to a non-profit organization who focuses on providing resources and trainings for sexual harassment, discrimination, mental health, legal aide, or any other facets of inclusive and safe environments for workers and customers.
Necromancer has decided to donate a portion of the proceeds to Pittsburgh Brewing Diversity Council, a relatively new organization dedicated to assisting and inspiring diversity in the local craft beer scene, making beer vibrant and exciting for ALL.
“I do hope our participation in the collab inspires others,” tells Lauren. “I know that the movement really hit home for me and my experiences, and at Necromancer, we are trying to push for a discrimination free and diverse workplace.”
She continues, “I feel that every brewery should participate and take a stance against discrimination, racism, sexual assault and harassment. Even if they haven’t experienced it or dealt with these problems first hand. It’s clearly a pretty widespread problem. We need to unite and commit to change.”
Necromancer Brewing’s Brave Noise release party is scheduled for Friday, October 8th from 5-10pm, taking place during 3 Rivers’ Beer Week, presented by the Pittsburgh Brewer’s Guild. DJ Formosa, known for spinning at the ever popular Jellyfish PGH dance parties, will be providing beats and Progression Bistro will be slinging food outside.