Beer Pick: Scofflaw and Leaders of the Brew School release Black Is Beautiful stout



Atlanta’s Scofflaw Brewing Co. recently teamed up with Leaders of the Brew School, a local collective of Black breweries and influencers, to brew an interpretation of Black Is Beautiful stout.

The fundraising initiative founded by Marcus Baskerville and the Weathered Souls Brewing team in San Antonio, Texas has been sending the Black Is Beautiful base recipe to craft breweries around the world. In turn, the breweries are expected to donate 100% of the proceeds from sales of the beer to “local foundations that support police brutality reform and legal defenses for those who have been wronged.”

Scofflaw Brewing and Leaders of the Brew School collaborators included Atlantucky Brewing by Nappy Roots, Indigo Brewing Projects, Off The Wall Brewing, Our Culture Brewing, Down Home Brewing, and Khonso Brewing.

And in support, Black Is Beautiful is this week’s Beer Pick.

Beer Pick

Black Is Beautiful Coffee Stout

Scofflaw Brewing, Co., Atlanta, GA

Available on draft and in 4-pack 16-ounce cans


Scofflaw’s take on the Black Is Beautiful fundraising beer was brewed in collaboration with Leaders of the Brew School, a local collective of “breweries and influencers.” Scofflaw brewer Joel Franklin tweaked the original 10% alcohol imperial stout recipe from Weathered Souls Brewing in San Antonio, Texas, making it much more of a session beer.

At just 5% alcohol, Franklin said the goal was to brew a coffee stout that would be enjoyable on a hot summer day (or night) in Georgia. Key ingredients include cold brew Costa Rican coffee from Atlanta’s Hodgepodge Coffee, and Demerara brown sugar from Your DeKalb Farmers Market. The result is a surprisingly smooth, aromatic stout that Franklin describes as having berry and fruit notes and subtle sweetness.

Pair with

Can you say brunch beer? This coffee version of Black Is Beautiful stout cries out for coffee cake, pancakes, waffles, sweet rolls, bagels, or anything you could devour on a weekend afternoon.

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