Crowns & Hops: Building an empire of liquid gold

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Teo Hunter and Beny Ashburn of Crowns & Hops started in the industry seven years ago, set on showcasing Black and brown culture in craft beer. Photo by Jason Flynn.

Most entrepreneurs will tell you they don’t want to be like anybody else in the market, but Beny Ashburn and Teo Hunter are hoping to start a revolution. They’re the owners of Crowns & Hops, one of the few Black-owned breweries in the country. They’re planning to build an empire of liquid gold. This summer, they launched an equity crowdfunding campaign to build their very own facility in Inglewood. 

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Evan Kleiman