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Local brewery working to grow acceptance within the beer industry

(Meghan Groff/NEWS 95.7)

HALIFAX – A local brewery is hoping to change the face of who can make and enjoy beer.

Good Robot is brewing a community of acceptance within the beer industry.

One of their programs is teaching people from all walks of life how to get into brewing.

Erica Fraser works at Good Robot and has been working in brewing for five years.

She tells NEWS 95.7 that brewing is no longer a male-dominated field.

“And I think there’s still a lot of room to grow,” said Fraser. “Moreso than thinking about any one group dominating it I think about how many types of people have roots in brewing that they don’t even know, necessarily.”

Fraser was attracted to the science, history and culture of beer – as well as the taste.

Her coworker Kelly Costello is leading a program called Communibrew, where she teaches a different person each week how to use a brewing system at Good Robot.

She’s prioritizing people that aren’t as represented in the brewing industry.

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