Orlando, FL (08/01/22) —There are more than 9,000 small and independent craft beer breweries in the country, and less than 1 percent are Black-owned. In support of small businesses and the Black community, the mobile app, Crackem, has officially partnered with America’s first Black arts and craft brew festival to celebrate and give exposure to Black owned breweries and industry influencers during the upcoming Barrel and Flow Fest. Crackem serves as a proud sponsor of this year’s Barrel and Flow Fest, being held August 12-14, along Pittsburgh’s historic Strip District.
“At Crackem, we think it is important to be able to provide an extra level of support for the beer industry,” says Crackem CEO Aubrey Perry. “Our mobile app and marketing consultancy services are designed to add value by empowering business owners and the Black community. Through our outreach, we are devoted to supporting beer drinkers and helping to ensure that they know about breweries that are owned and operated by people of color,” he adds.
Barrel and Flow is America’s first Black arts and crafts brew fest. Voted by USA TODAY as one of America’s favorite festivals and second-best brew fest, Barrel and Flow features a celebration of music, food, culture, and brews, in the heart of Pittsburgh. Founded by comedian, entrepreneur and award-winning podcaster, Day Bracey, this year’s lineup includes a welcoming festival environment that showcases Black breweries, artists, small businesses, and industry influencers.