Many magazines, journalists, marketers tend to think of Latinx people as a single, homogenous group, but Latinx folks represent 33 distinct countries between Central and South American and the Caribbean. Despite that range, just one style of beer, the Mexican Lager, has seemingly been nominated to represent them all, backgrounds and countries of origin notwithstanding.
As part of the Diversity in Beer Writing Grant series, Ashley Rodriguez has written a story exploring this disparity.
About Ashley Rodriguez: She is an award-winning writer and podcaster based in Chicago. She’s the former online editor of Barista Magazine, the industry’s leading trade magazine, and was the podcast producer and content manager for Good Beer Hunting. She now runs her own podcast and accompanying newsletter, Boss Barista, examining issues of employee empowerment and workplace equity in the service industry and beyond.
See the work of previous grant recipients:
- Jonathan Andrade (2021): SoCal Cerveceros, America’s Largest Latino-Based Homebrew Club, Is Making Its Mark
- Jen Blair (2021): A Seat at the Table: Vegan, Vegetarian Food Offer Breweries Gateway to New Customers
- Stephanie Grant (2020): Creating Safe Spaces for Women in the Beer Industry
- Alessandra Bergamin (2020): A Cross-Border Brew Fosters the Next Generation of Latina Brewers
- Louis Livingston-Garcia (2020): Brewing Change Collaborative Tackles Diversity in the Twin Cities Beer Community
- Beth Demmon (2019): Craft, Community, and Children: The State of Parenting in the American Beer Industry
- Adriana Fraser (2019) Celebrating Women in Beer at 2019 Beer With(out) Beards Festival
- Rebecca Johnson (2018): Pride, Not Prejudice: Brewing Safe Spaces for the LGBTQ+ Community