Marcus Baskerville rocked the beer universe in the summer of 2020 by launching his Black is Beautiful initiative. Co-owner of Weathered Souls Brewing Company in the Alamo City, he shared his base stout recipe and invited breweries to use it or create their own version and name it Black is Beautiful. He requested that breweries donate all proceeds from that beer’s sales to local charities and organizations that support equality, inclusion, and social justice. At press time, more than 1,200 breweries in all 50 states and 22 countries were participating.
“Seeing so many wanting to be involved gives me hope that we’re heading in the right direction for change,” says Baskerville.