Celebrating the Grand Opening of Worker Co-op, Democracy Brewing

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Congratulations to Democracy Brewing (DB) on their Independence Day Grand Opening (July 4, 2018)! It’s been less than a year since LEAF approved a loan to finance the build out of DB’s combined brewery and pub (“brewpub”) in the heart of downtown Boston.

Democracy Brewing is a worker-owned cooperative that has committed to paying its employees a living wage. Workers are eligible to become members of the co-op after twelve months of employment. More than just a brewpub, Democracy Brewing hopes to become a go-to community gathering and organizing space reminiscent of the historical public house experience.

Check out some photos from the grand opening below!

 Democracy Brewing’s Independence Day crowd.

Democracy Brewing’s Independence Day crowd.

 DB’s on-site manufactured saison ale, the Fighting 54th Saison, is named after the 54th Regiment Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry -- the first African-American regiment organized in the American North during the Civil War.

DB’s on-site manufactured saison ale, the Fighting 54th Saison, is named after the 54th Regiment Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry -- the first African-American regiment organized in the American North during the Civil War.

 The brewery is visible to the pub’s patrons, allowing them to see where their beer is sourced.

The brewery is visible to the pub’s patrons, allowing them to see where their beer is sourced.

Shaina Robinson