The Boston Beer Company, known for its iconic Samuel Adams beer, donated $225,000 in funds to the National Black Brewers Association (NB2A), announced on May 11 at the annual Craft Brewers Conference in Nashville, Tennessee. The donation is timed to the launch of NB2A, an organization dedicated to addressing underrepresentation of Black people in the brewing industry. The donation from Boston Beer Company is a significant step forward in promoting diversity and inclusion in the brewing industry, representatives said. Less than 1% of craft breweries in the U.S. are owned by African Americans and there is no single entity to help African American brewers and brewery owners with their specific needs and issues. NB2A will use the funds to support its mission of empowering Black brewers and brewery owners to create a more equitable and inclusive industry for all.