Urban Garden Brewing

Urban Garden Brewing: DC’s First Black Woman-Owned Brewery

Washington, D.C. is home to a thriving craft beer scene, but one brewery stands out from the crowd: Urban Garden Brewing, founded by Eamoni Collier. Urban Garden is the first Black woman-owned brewery in the city, and it’s quickly making a name for itself with its unique and innovative beers.

Collier’s passion for brewing began in her uncle’s backyard, where she experimented with different ingredients and recipes. After years of honing her skills, she launched Urban Garden Brewing in 2022.

Her beers are inspired by her love of nature and her desire to create beers that are both flavorful and accessible. She uses a variety of fresh and local ingredients, including fruits, herbs, and spices, to create beers that are truly unique.

She is also passionate about using her platform to promote diversity and inclusion in the craft beer industry. She often hosts events and workshops that are designed to introduce people of color to the world of craft beer. She also works to mentor other aspiring brewers, particularly women and people of color.

In recent news, Urban Garden Brewing is getting ready to open its first physical location in the Fort Totten neighborhood of DC. The new brewery will feature a taproom, a retail store, and an outdoor patio. Collier is excited to finally have a space where she can brew her own beer and share her love of craft beer with the community.

In September 2023, Urban Garden Brewing successfully raised over $24,000 through a crowdfunding campaign to cover the legal and permitting costs of opening the brewery. The campaign surpassed its goal in just 11 days.

In addition to opening a new brewery, Collier is also working on expanding her beer distribution.

One of Urban Garden’s distribution partners is Crown and Hops, another Black-owned beer brand and brewery in Inglewood, California. Collier is committed to working with other BIPOC-owned businesses and building community through craft beer.

Her beers are currently available in over 40 bars, restaurants, and specialty liquor stores throughout DC. She is also in talks with several distributors in other states.

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