Wellington Brewery and The Lacuna Collective Release Nothing Civil IPA for Black Lives Matter Canada

GUELPH, ON – Wellington Brewery has announced the release of a new collaboration with The Lacuna Collective – poet and Wellington employee Truth Is…, certified beer sommelier Lexi Pham, and Beer. Diversity. founder Ren Navarro – who are “determined to expose current and historical elements that can be made right, so we can all be on the right side of history in the future.”

Nothing Civil IPA (6.5% abv) is described as follows:

A strong IPA; a liquid protest if you will, much like the protest, rallies and riots the world is bearing witness to during the 2020 pandemic. Black Lives do Matter. This bold beer has a motivated nose of pineapple, passionfruit, and lemongrass from the Hallertau Blanc hops and the citrus and cracked pepper from the Pacific Jade hops and a determined Golden Promise backbone and Vermont style yeast

Each can of Nothing Civil features the following poem by Truth Is… on the label:

Everything you can see about us has been recognized as suspicious
has been diagnosed as a threat
has been taught to be feared
Our skin is Loraine’s Raisin in the Sun just as much as it is Rodney’s spilled blood in the moonlight
Our skin is Nina on the stage
Our skin is Diallo reaching for his wallet
Our skin is Martin holding skittles
Our skin is Malcolm speaking at the podium
Our skin is Vincent and Wayne on their podiums
Our skin is the real McCoy
Our skin is Emmett’s face
Our skin is Mamie’s face at his funeral
Our skin is jogging
Our skin is sleeping
Our skin is Rosa on the bus
Our skin is Nelson’s prison sentence
Our skin is Sandra’s prison sentence
Our skin is breathing
Our skin is calling our mothers
Our skin is not resisting
Our skin is not resisting
Our skin is not resisting
Our skin is resistance

Nothing Civil IPA is available now at the Wellington Brewery retail store and online shop. 100% of the proceeds will be donated to Black Lives Matter Canada.

Source & Photos: Wellington Brewery Facebook page

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