Craft Beer for All

2019 CBHR Summit 

Attendees of the Craft Brewers Human Resources group summit on May 8, 2019 can access workshop resources here.

Dear Craft Beer HR Pros,

I had a wonderful time at your May 2019 Summit! I found our conversations to be lively and extremely informative. I will take away a lot from the experience and hope that the tools I offered can be put to great use in your respective breweries. Please reach out if I can be of assistance in the future.


PowerPoint Deck

View a complete set of PowerPoint slides from the half-day workshop at the 2019 CBHR Summit. 

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Getting Beyond Demography Worksheet 

Stop "doing diversity" and start working toward inclusion, equity, and justice across dimensions that cut across demographic lines

Download Getting Beyond Demography Worksheet

Strategic Alignment Worksheets 

Use this set of worksheets to guide leadership through a three-phase strategic alignment process.

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Recruitment and Retention Brainstorming Session Results

As HR pros, you have the opportunity to make interventions at every part of the employee journey. Make sure they inclusive, equitable, and just.

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Research and Other Resources

Developing your own business case for diversity? Here are links to some excellent research to help you build that case.

Brewers Association Resources

The Brewers Association is an organization of brewers, for brewers and by brewers. More than 5,036 US brewery members and 46,000 members of the American Homebrewers Association are joined by members of the allied trade, beer distributors, individuals, other associate members and the Brewers Association staff to make up the Brewers Association. Members have access to a wide range of best practice resources, including Diversity and Inclusion resources authored by Dr. J.

Laying the Ground Work

Explore a five-step process to help you build a solid foundation for diversity and inclusion goals in your organization.

Diversifying Your Fans

When it comes to increasing diversity and inclusivity among your fans, taking a “barriers, not bait” approach is crucial. This approach asserts that rather than attempting to bait specific populations of people into a relationship with your brand, your efforts should be focused on removing perceived barriers to access.

Diversifying Your Hands

Hands are the people involved in the process of producing, distributing, and serving craft beer. Incorporating considerations of diversity and inclusion among chief organizational goals will not only allow breweries to attract and retain well-qualified employees, it will also ensure that breweries possess the flexibility to respond to the demands of an increasingly diverse marketplace.

Diversifying Your Brand

An inclusive brand is not just one that reaches many different types of people, but one that is also the foundation of many different types of positive relationships.

Assessing Your Efforts

The efforts of organizations working toward the related goals of being more inclusive and expanding diversity should be sustained, actively managed, and accurately assessed.