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Originally published on Wed September 11, 2013 7:38 am
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Michael Ferguson sometimes jokingly refers to himself among colleagues as "the other black brewer."
That's because Ferguson, of the BJ's Restaurants group, is one of only a small handful of African-Americans who make beer for a living. Latinos and Asian-Americans are scarce within the brewing community, too.
"For the most part, you've got a bunch of white guys with beards making beer," says Yiga Miyashiro, a Japanese-American brewer with Saint Archer Brewery in San Diego.