San Antonio brewery faces social media backlash for not disclosing proceeds for ‘Black is Beautiful’ campaign
SAN ANTONIO – A San Antonio brewery received backlash on social media after the owner of Back Unturned Brewing Co. was accused of not disclosing where proceeds from a social justice initiative were sent. Last Summer, Marcus Baskerville, the co-founder and head brewer of another San Antonio-based beer maker, Weathered Souls Brewing Company, started the Black is Beautiful Campaign. Baskerville and Weathered Souls asked participating breweries to donate 100% of the proceeds to local organizations that support police brutality reform and equality and inclusion. The donation pledge for Black is Beautiful is posted online, but it does not require a legal contract to participate. On Thursday, Baskerville posted a text message exchange on his personal Facebook between he and Ricardo Garcia, the owner of Back Unturned.
San Antonio breweries giving back to community amid water-boil advisories
SAN ANTONIO – If this wild week hasn’t already driven you to your local brewery, maybe now is a convenient time to go. Some San Antonio breweries have temporarily stopped making beer to provide residents some quality filtered water, given the shortage caused by the wintry weather this past week. The San Antonio Water System first issued the boil water notice for the city on Wednesday, Feb. 17. Blue Star Brewery decided amid water shortages the right thing to do was to give back to the community. RELATED: Several San Antonio breweries offering free, clean water
San Antonio’s Weathered Souls brewery named best in US for more than just craft beer
SAN ANTONIO – San Antonio’s Weathered Souls Brewing Company was recently named the best brewery in the United States in 2020 by the online magazine Hop Culture. The magazine covers the best beer, bars, breweries, gifts, and supplies in the U.S. and around the world. Hop Culture looked at more than 8,000 potential candidates and choose to highlight 12 with Weathered Souls earning top honors. Weathered Souls, located in the 600 block of Embassy Oaks on the North Side, received high marks for its craft brews, recipes and use of fruits to flavor some of its craft beers. Hop Culture writer Kenny Gould wrote that Weathered Souls’ resiliency, courage and leadership were all key factors in naming the brewery the best of 2020.
Review: Big Red Beer with Elder Eats
Review: Big Red Beer with Elder EatsPublished: June 30, 2020, 9:23 pm🍺 Cheers to Big Red Beer! 🍺 David Elder talks with Islla St. Brewing to learn more about the popular Big Rojo beer for an episode of Elder Eats >> https://bit.ly/2WDC7l8 >> Follow them on social media to find out how you can order your cans for July 22! https://www.facebook.com/Isllastreetbrewing
San Antonio brewery says to raise a glass for racial equality
SAN ANTONIO – A San Antonio brewery is making waves to raise awareness on racial inequality and police brutality. Weathered Souls Brewing Co. has shared its base imperial stout recipe as part of their campaign, “Black is Beautiful". The campaign consists of a collaboration beer that encourages craft breweries to put their own spin to it. “Stouts range from any color of deep, dark brown to the (darkest) black,” Baskerville said. Baskerville hopes the San Antonio community will support his efforts to raise awareness.