Steve welcomes Dr. Janel Jackson-Beckham (Dr. J) to the podcast to continue our discussion on diversity and inclusion in the beer industry. Dr. J is the Brewer’s Association Diversity Ambassador as well as an experienced academic researcher of the beer industry in the United States. Dr. Jackson-Beckham joined this role in April, 2018 and has spent the last year travelling the country and engaging with breweries throughout the industry.
We discuss some of the insights and challenges that she has seen throughout her time with the BA and look for guidance as we try to expand our reach and remove barriers to the enjoyment of craft beer.
For those of you interested in Dr. J’s academic work, you can check it out here.
Please note that the audio for this interview isn’t up to our usual standard. Steve’s portion isn’t quite as clear as we would like it to be but Dr. J sounds great.
Steve and Ben were joined by Katie and Maureen, with equipment assistance from Jon. Intro and Outro music by Steve and his G&L Legacy.