North Carolina brewers collaborate in opposition to HB2

Two North Carolina breweries are leading the charge in a unique response to North Carolina's recent HB2: by brewing beer.

"We didn't feel like HB2 represented us as businesses or as residents of North Carolina," said Erik Lars Myers, Mystery Brewing Company CEO and Head Brewer in a written statement, released on Monday. "We wanted to do something in response and making beer is what we do."

The beer will be called "Don't Be Mean to People, A Golden Rule Saison" and will be brewed at Ponysaurus Brewing Company in Durham, N.C. with North Carolina grown barley, wheat, and sorghum on April 16.

It will be available for purchase in May.

Organizers said 100 percent of the profit from the sales of the beer will be donated to two North Carolina based charities, EqualityNC and QORDS.

So far, more than 30 breweries and brewing industry businesses have pledged support, labor, or ingredients to the collaboration beer and the collaborators expect that number to grow.

In addition to profits from the sale of the beer, the brewers have launched a fundraising campaign via allowing the community at large an opportunity to give to the cause, while receiving something in return for their generosity.  The fundraising campaign can be found HERE!

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