Craft Beer for All

Meet Dr. J. 

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

Find Dr. J On the Road

  • May 7-9 - Windsor, CA || Craft Beer HR Professionals Summit
  • May 30-31 - New Orleans, LA || Cultural Studies Association
  • June 17 - Washington, DC || SAVOR
  • Jun 27-30 - Providence, RI || HomebrewCon
  • July 25-28 - Duluth, MN || Minnesota Brewers Conference
  • August 5-7 - Orlando, FL || Florida Brewers Guild Meeting
  • September 12-15, Long Beach, CA || California Craft Brewers Conference
  • October 23-29, Malmö, Sweden  || Great Swedish Beer Festival

Did You Know?


My given name is "Janel," but friends and family have called me "J" since before I can remember. I often include my middle name in writing, "Nikol," (pronounced like "Nicole") so that I'm not mistaken for a guy.

I'm Hokie, an Aztec, and Tar Heel! I completed a B.A. in English at Virginia Tech, an M.A. in Communication Studies at San Diego State University, and a Ph.D. at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. 

I'm a former student-athlete and a huge sports fan. You can find me cheering for one of my teams all year long!

I've been homebrewing beer for more than a decade. Currently I'm working on upgrading my DIY, hybrid gas/electric K-RIMS system. Check out my Instagram story at @cb4a_yall for updates!