Brewery hops into spotlight and not for the best reason as donations come under fire
Others lined up for food distribution sites organized by non-profits like the San Antonio Food bank and city-run water sites, mirroring Soviet-era images from ration ravaged Eastern Europe. When pipes froze across the city, San Antonio breweries opened their tasting rooms offering free water as neighbors do. REALTED: San Antonio brewery in legal brouhaha with Austin beer makerA local brewery came under fire after being accused of not showing donation receipts from the widespread and locally founded "Black is Beautiful" initiative. According to one screenshot, Baskerville asked Garcia to withdraw his brewery from the initiative because of this. RELATED: 'Bring anything:' San Antonio breweries team up to supply residents with clean waterIt's been a full 24 hours since the news broke.mysanantonio.com
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 brewer faces accusations it misused money from Black Is Beautiful campaign
click image Instagram / backunturnedTheRemember when we have been asking for breweries to show the receipts from the Black is Beautiful initiative. "Since October of 2020 I have been working with a local [B]lack business owner, Coach JT, to help the community based on the Black is Beautiful initiative,” the post read. I was ignorant to the fact of what the Black is Beautiful initiative was,” he says in the clip. “Does it line up 100% with the Black in Beautiful initiative? "A complete list of local breweries participating in Black Is Beautiful is available on the initiative’s websitesacurrent.com
San Antonio breweries team up to supply residents with clean water
Courtesy, RoadMapMultiple San Antonio breweries are pitching in to help the community by giving out clean water as the city works to restore pressure in the wake of energy-related issues brought on by winter weather. Roadmap, Weathered Souls and Black Laboratory Brewing are giving out free water.mysanantonio.com
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.