Earlier this year as we opened Round Trip Brewing and officially entered the craft beer industry, we had a vision to do things the right way in everything we do. We focused on serving high-quality beer, making our taproom an inviting, hospitable space, and committing ourselves to be good community participants.
Around that time, responses to a simple question about sexism in the industry sent shockwaves throughout the craft beer industry. The revelations gave us so many emotions that we felt sad and angry but knew this was also predicable. To not be another brewery blind to harassment that only perpetuates the narrative, we had to look internally at our own team, how we treat each other, and handle situations that could arise. At the time we asked ‘what can Round Trip Brewing do about it?’ As Brene Brown put it in Dare to Lead, “our job is not to deny the story, but to defy the ending.” We can’t deny discrimination, harassment, and abuse but we can help defy ending.
As we said then…
Round Trip Brewing is here for the reckoning. We support women and under-represented groups in craft beer. We do not and will not tolerate the mistreatment of others at our brewery. Period. We don’t find it cool or funny. Harassment, abuse, and discrimination have no place with us.
Round Trip Brewing is here for the rumble. Round Trip Brewing is committed to learning and leaning in to hard conversations and change.
Round Trip Brewing is here for the revolution. We believe our brewery is a space for everyone to belong and thrive. Importantly, we will fight for women and under-represented groups to be welcomed at our table.
We drew up plans for an anti-harassment policy that we hold all employees, customers, and vendors to this policy. You can read the full policy here. We also require all our employees to take WeVow training.
As a new business, we are grateful to the individuals who have put so much energy into creating safer and more inclusive spaces in craft beer. We see Brave Noise as an opportunity to craft policies that prioritize the inclusive & safe community that we envision.
Brave Noise collaboration
To keep the momentum going; to honor those who have spoken out about their gender discrimination, racism, sexual assault, and harassment; and to bring further awareness to the issues that women, BIPOC, and LGBTQIA+ individuals face in craft beer, we joined with the brew collaborative called ‘Brave Noise’. Shout out to the heroines and heroes who brought about these revelations and are putting in the work to make the craft beer industry a safer place for everyone, especially: Brienne Allen, Ash Elliot, Ren Navarro, Jen Blair, and Juleidy Peña Mejia.
Brave Noise is advocating for safe spaces and inclusive environments by requesting breweries be transparent with their policies and commit to long-term work.
As we release Brave Noise, we join Notch Brewing and the rest of the brew collaborative working to create a safe and discrimination-free beer industry. We are proud to be one of three Georgia-based breweries taking part in this collaboration.
Our version of Brave Noise is a Hazy Pale Ale dry hopped with Sabro Cryo and Mosaic and fermented with White Labs London Fog. The result offers tangerine, honeydew, lime, and coconut flavors.
This beer is available on tap and in cans only in our taproom.
$1 from every Brave Noise Pale Ale we sell will be donated to Infinite Ingredient, an organization that supports the mental and physical well-being of individuals working in the craft beverage industry.