As one of Ohio's largest and oldest craft breweries with a family of approximately 240 employee-owners, we feel we have a responsibility to continue striving for true diversity and inclusivity, and inspiring others to do the same. That's why we are thrilled to announce that Great Lakes Brewing Co. is a recipient of the inaugural Diversity and Inclusion Event Grant from the Brewers Association. Our vision? To create and host a diversity and inclusion-focused employment fair and networking event that is welcoming, fun, and meaningful for our industry colleagues and those who are interested in learning more about working in craft beer. We hope our event will serve as a forum for listening, learning, and "tapping opportunity."
The Tapping Opportunity event is a step towards eliminating perceived barriers to employment in the craft beer industry. With participation from our colleagues in the industry and support from community partners and the Brewers Association, we are excited for the chance to show interested individuals the many opportunities and career paths available in craft beer. We hope our Tapping Opportunity Event will serve as a welcoming space for underrepresented groups in craft beer. We appreciate the Brewers Association's leadership and commitment to diversifying this industry we love, and we are excited to join them in this important work.
Please keep an eye on this page for an updated list of participating breweries.
Tapping Opportunity Inclusive Job Fair & Networking Event
Tuesday, August 27
6:30PM - 9:00PM
Great Lakes Brewing Company Tasting Room (2701 Carroll Avenue, Cleveland 44113)
- Discover career opportunities at NEO breweries, brewpubs, and taprooms
- Network with craft beer industry professionals
- Enjoy music, appetizers, and a cash bar
- Keynote address by special guest Dr. J. Nikol Jackson-Beckham, PhD, Diversity Ambassador for the Brewers Association
This is a free event, and all are welcome. All attendees are asked to pre-register here:
About Dr. J. Nikol Jackson-Beckham, PhD:
Dr. J. Nikol Jackson-Beckham, Ph.D. is a college professor, scholar, writer, and equity and inclusion strategist who provides consulting and training to individuals and organizations in the craft brewing industry. She is the founder of Craft Beer For All, a platform that works to bring the diversity of craft beer to people and the diversity of people to craft beer.
Great Lakes Brewing Co.
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More to be announced!