Preparing Boys for Life

Mengistu Koilor '99: Regional Craft Breweries are Making Diversity A Priority

Two Black-owned breweries, Harris Family Brewery in Harrisburg and Two Locals in Philly, are in the works in Pennsylvania. (A third, Mack Brewing Co., is also percolating in West Philly.) As they raise funds and make plans, both outfits have been making collaboration beers with other local breweries.

Two Locals’ West Philly founders, brothers Rich and Mengistu Koilor, have worked with Brewery Ars on West Passyunk Avenue, Wissahickon Brewing Co. in East Falls, Punch Buggy Brewing Co. near Kensington, and Chimney Rustic Ales in Hammonton. This summer they released slick new branding designed by Philly-based Say Less Studio, a Black-owned, women-owned creative firm.

Read the full story in The Philadelphia Inquirer