Anheuser Busch appoints a Black woman to brewing director role, a first

According to a recent survey of the craft beer industry, well over half of brewery production staff are men, and 89 percent of brewers are white. So it’s all the more notable that the new brewing director at Anheuser-Busch is a Black woman, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports. Natalie Johnson started at the Missouri-based brewery as an intern after high school, then returned each summer while she pursued a degree in chemistry. Now she’s won one of the company’s top jobs, and the brewery has named a million-dollar scholarship in her honor. We’ll raise a brew to that. 

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