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Birmingham business accountability and conversations about race

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BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (WBRC) – The killings of George Floyd, Elijah McClain and Ahmaud Arbery are some of the events that brought the country to an uncomfortable conversation about race last year. Some companies responded with social media statements of support for the movement. But a year later, have they lived up to making the change they suggested?

At Cahaba Brewing Company, which Eric Myer and friends started in a garage, there’s a lot to celebrate. Myer said, “We are a local brewery that is based here in Birmingham. We only sell beer in the state of Alabama and the state and the city of Birmingham has been huge supporters of Cahaba.”

But as the craft beer industry has grown in Alabama… some feel their glass is far from full.

“I feel like the big problem with craft beer at the time, not only to people of color, but women of color as well is just the barriers to entry in terms of education, in terms of feeling welcome in the…

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