The Many Faces Initiative was founded with the purpose of fostering diversity and inclusivity within the craft brewing industry. In 2020, the Many Faces Initiative raised funds for the North Carolina Brewers Guild’s Diversity Scholarship Program through Town Brewing Co.’s release of Many Faces West Coast IPA.
In 2021, the Many Faces Initiative will continue its mission by launching a paid ten-week brewery internship program designed to provide mentorship and offer an immersive training experience to people of color interested in pursuing careers within the craft brewing industry. This year, five breweries across North Carolina will host interns. Interns at each brewery will rotate through different areas of operations at their host brewery (brewing, sales, marketing, and taproom and event management).
All interns will also work on a capstone project for a deeper dive into a craft beer topic of their choosing during the internship and will benefit from networking events and a guest speaker series. Big shout out to all of the breweries who will be hosting interns this summer! Thank you for joining us in our efforts to be a force for change within our industry.