Asian-owned breweries work to give back during AANHPI Heritage Month

Two Asian-owned breweries in Seattle’s Ballard neighborhood have been making a difference, one drink at a time.

SEATTLE – Tuesday marks the final day of Pacific Islander Asian American and Native Hawaiian Heritage Month. Over the course of the month, two Asian-owned breweries in the Ballard neighborhood of Seattle set themselves apart one drink at a time.

“Celebrating being an Asian American in the United States is a wonderful thing,” said Barry Chan, co-founder of Lucky Envelope Brewing in Ballard. “Being an Asian American is Lucky Envelope Brewing.”

The brewery donated a portion of their beer sales this month, resulting in thousands of dollars being raised for two nonprofits.

“The Asian American Journalists Association and we also partner with Very Asian Foundation to help spread some awareness of diversity,” said Chan.

Meanwhile, just a few blocks from Lucky Envelope is Rueben’s Brews, which is also making a difference in the brewing industry and the community.

“There’s a stereotype that in the brewing industry it’s all white guys with beards, but we’re countering that trend here by having two Korean-American women as part of our ownership rights. owner and is integral to the operation of this company, said Grace Kim Robbings, one of the co-founders of Reuben’s Brews.

Robbings, along with their sister and husband, own the famous brewery. With help from another Asian-owned brewery called Thunder Island, they crafted a special beer this month that celebrates their Asian-American culture, with a A portion of revenue is donated to a local nonprofit, Seattle Colored Families.

“The label where you can see an individual walking in two different worlds, one being American or Western, and one more Korean,” says Robbings.

Although the AANHPI month is coming to an end, both Asian-owned businesses hope the representation of all cultures can be held monthly.

“It just allows people to dream bigger and know that everything is accessible to everyone and we just have to give a voice, we need to show it,” said Chan. Asian-owned breweries work to give back during AANHPI Heritage Month

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