In New York City, Brooklyn Brewery has been a proud partner of the Stonewall Inn since 2017, when the brewery was asked to create a beer to help raise awareness, generate funds and create real change for the LGBTQ+ community and the nonprofit The Stonewall Inn Gives Back Initiative (SIGBI).
The result is the popular Stonewall Inn IPA, now sold in China, Denmark, France, Hong Kong, Norway and the US. In 2021, Brooklyn Brewery took its allyship further by launching an online campaign platform to Create Space for the voices of grassroots activists to be heard and channel funds to support their vital work. The first five activists hail from Brazil, Hong Kong, Iraq, the US and the UK.
Their efforts connect vulnerable LGBTQ+ people to safe housing, food, financial support and networks, as well as providing community education. We also realise how important it is to back up our own words and actions by continually educating ourselves, our people and our partners on LGBTQ+ history, rights and issues, and to ensure that our day-to-day ways of working are truly inclusive. We aim to open up broader conversations across Carlsberg on how we can Create Space for all, regardless of differences or social identity.