San Antonio’s Weathered Souls brewing expanding; Co-owner Marcus Baskerville starting program for aspiring brewers

Weathered Souls opening new location in Charlotte, North Carolina

SAN ANTONIO – San Antonio’s Weathered Souls Brewing Company is expanding to the East Coast.

The popular local brewery opened on San Antonio’s North Side in 2016 and is co-owned by Marcus Baskerville and Mike Holt. The pair are set to open their second location in Charlotte, North Carolina.

Baskerville is the head brewer and responsible the Black is Beautiful beer campaign that has garnered attention around the world.

(New Weathered Souls location in North Carolina.)

The campaign has raised awareness for the injustices people of color face, and also raised millions of dollars for social causes and reform since its inception after the murder of George Floyd.

Along with the second location, Baskerville is starting an incubation program to help others interested in getting into the brewery business or opening their own brewery.

(New Weathered Souls location in North Carolina.)

Baskerville says he wants the program to provide underrepresented minorities an opportunity to get into the brewery business.

Baskerville joined KSAT News Now to discuss his new business venture and more! You can watch the interview below at the 10:30 mark of the newscast.


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RJ Marquez has been at KSAT since 2010. He's covered a variety of stories and events across the San Antonio area, and is the lead reporter for KSAT Explains. He also covers the Spurs for on-air and digital platforms. You can see RJ regularly on KSAT Explains and Good Morning San Antonio. He also writes a weekly Spurs newsletter.

Alicia Barrera is a KSAT 12 News reporter and anchor. She is also a co-host of the streaming show KSAT News Now. Alicia is a first-generation Mexican-American, fluent in both Spanish and English with a bachelor's degree from Our Lady of the Lake University. She enjoys reading books, traveling solo across Mexico and spending time with family.