Middle Brow Beer Co.
Chicago, IL || MIDDLEBROWBEER.COM
Middle brow started in 2011, when some longtime homebrewers had the idea that good beer might be used to do good deeds, and that their community, and many others like it, could use more good deeds. They spent weeks honing their best recipes., enlisted help from other homebrewers, and found a contract brewery willing to brew small batches with no long term commitment, which was good because they didn't have any uncles with half a million bucks.
In november of 2013, Middle brow brewed its first large scale, commercial batch of beer. In may of 2014, they donated 50% of the profits from that beer to Cure Violence, a local violence prevention organization whose members have become world-renowned for their courage in "interrupting" gang violence on the streets of chicago. The Middle Brow team continues to brew beers that they enjoy, and donate half of their profits to courageous people who are fighting to improve their communities.