Connecticut Brewers' Guild reveals 4-point plan for dealing with sexual harassment

An Instagram post calling for people to share sexual harassment stories in the craft beer industry went viral last month, and now there's an effort in Connecticut to try and prevent future incidents.

News 12 Staff

Jun 3, 2021, 6:58 PM

Updated 1,047 days ago

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An Instagram post calling for people to share sexual harassment stories in the craft beer industry went viral last month, and now there's an effort in Connecticut to try and prevent future incidents.
The Connecticut Brewers' Guild released a four-point plan this week for dealing with sexual harassment in partnership with the Pink Boots Society.
Local brewers say the problem won't really be solved until there's more women in the industry. Kat Michaud, a brewer at Nod Hill Brewing Company in Ridgefield, says while her own brewing family has always been supportive - she wasn't surprised to see thousands of allegations of sexual harassment surface across the country over the last month.
The guild says it would be strengthening its bylaws and ejecting breweries who fail to address harassment. Michaud says it can be tough to feel comfortable as a woman in a field dominated by men.
The Brewers' Guild plan includes a new diversity and inclusion council that will deal directly with harassment and discrimination claims.
Last month, the Connecticut Valley Brewing Company in South Windsor fired its sales manager after sexual harassment allegations surfaced online.


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