Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Resources

Local DE&I Resources, Opportunities, and News

Small Business Association of Michigan - DEI Resource page

To enhance the ability to run a successful small business, SBAM has put together a variety of resources regarding Diversity, Equity and Inclusion. The goal is to give  necessary tools to be compliant, and foster healthy work environments.

Fermenta - A Women's Craft Collective

Fermenta welcomes women involved in all fermented beverage and food industries to join. The organization is a 501 (c)(3) non-profit and directs funds to educational seminars and continuing education scholarships for its members. A percentage of membership dues and event proceeds are also directed into that fund.

Michigan Wine Collaborative Inclusion and Expansion Committee

The Michigan Wine Collaborative’s Inclusion & Expansion Committee is working to provide representation and advocacy for underserved people in the Michigan wine industry in order to increase inclusion and expansion in our industry.

Women in the Michigan Workforce Report

This report examines key information on the role of women in the workforce, addressing both recent challenges they have faced considering the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic and the longer-term gender disparities in the Michigan economy and labor market.

Michigan Brewers Guild Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Committee

In August 2020 the Michigan Brewers Guild established a Diversity Equity & Inclusion Committee. This web page has been created for the Committee to share information and resources with MBG membership and will be updated as content is created.

Beer School at Guardian

Guardian Brewing Company offers Certified Cicerone led beer classes, open to the public (21+ only) each month. For more information, check out our Facebook event page.

Guardian Brewing Company is Michigan’s first 100% LGBTQ+ and women-owned craft brewery, located in Saugatuck, offering an eclectic menu of draft beers, hard cider, classic cocktails, wine, and NA options.

Beer the Change

Annual Sustainability Report from Brewery Vivant includes information about the company’s DEIJA strategy update, partner beers, high to low pay ratios, and sustainability statistics.

Amplifying Diversity in Michigan's Craft Beverage Industry

Michigan Wine Collaborative Announces the DREAM Project Wine Release

Meet Barb Baker, the Siren of Stout

Visit Michigan's first Black female owned winery in Kalamazoo

Women in Wine Q&A

6 Women Elevating the Michigan Wine Scene

Black Fire Winery is Lenawee County gem that also makes craft beer, cider

National Craft Beverage DE&I Resources

Crafted For All - Inclusion| Equity| Justice

Crafted for All is a professional development platform that fosters inclusive, equitable, and just spaces and experiences in the craft beverage sector.

American Cider Association - Anti-Racism, Equity and Inclusion Resources 

Our thanks to the American Cider Association for compiling many of the articles in the list below.

Brewers Association, Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Resource Hub

National Craft Beverage DE&I Articles

Making an Impact During Pride Month Through Company Culture

5 Ways to Reduce Gender Inequality at Work

How to Leverage Diversity Committees and Employee Resource Groups to Achieve Business Outcomes

How to Write a More Equitable Job Post

'Black is Beautiful' By Black Brewer Helps Pour Money Into Social Justice Reform

The Ratmagnet Effect: What We Learned and What Was Left Unsaid

The Craft Beer and Brewing Industry Is Reckoning With Sexual Harassment

Black Wine Experts On Diversity, Representation And Inclusion Within The Industry

What Racism Looks Like Inside a Napa Valley Tasting Room

Brewing in America: The nation's craft beer industry has a diversity problem but it's trying to fix it

It's Time to Decolonize Wine

How We Use Beer to Celebrate and Promote Latino Culture

The Time Is Now, Part One -- Understanding the Origins of Beer's Inequity

The Time Is Now, Part Two -- Why Beer's Culture and Workplace Practices Must Change

The Time Is Now, Part Three -- Why Inclusion, Equity, and Justice Could Determine Whether Breweries Flourish or Fail

An Apple Commons

How resistance overcame hate in Hood River

How Racism Has Shaped the American Farming Landscape

Whose Heritage? American Cider in Black and White

Reflections on ACA's Equity & Inclusion Training with Board Member Brooke Glover

Diversity and Inclusion Efforts Are Key to The American Wine Industry's Future

Black-Owned Breweries, Distilleries, and Wineries

No More Masters

Workplace Diversity Goes Far Past Hiring. How Leaders Can Support Employees Of Color

Chinese Laborers Built Sonoma's Wineries. Racist Neighbors Drove Them Out

George and Ursula Granger: The Erasure of Enslaved Black Cidermakers

Here's what a good LGBTQ ally looks like

Do you have a Michigan-based, craft beverage related DE&I resource, opportunity, event, or news article to recommend for this page? Please email Mdard-Craftbev@Michigan.gov.