Protecting Inglewood’s culture through craft beer at Crowns and Hops

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Crowns & Hops co-founder Beny Ashburn interacts with a guest at its craft beer release pop-up event in Inglewood, CA. Photo by Talia Hunter/Crowns & Hops.

Crowns & Hops, based in Inglewood, will be LA’s first Black-owned brewery. Co-owners Beny Ashburn and Teo Hunter are on a mission to protect Inglewood’s culture in the midst of a development boom while diversifying the craft beer industry.