The recent accusations of widespread discrimination, sexual harassment and misconduct in the industry has sparked a varied reaction by craft brewing companies and industry representatives.
Many state guilds, brewing companies and industry representatives have made public statements outlining their support for industry workers and steps they are taking to support those who have faced misconduct in the past.
Most importantly, some members of the industry have laid out specific action items to help stem the tide of harassment going forward. The Brewers Association yesterday announced a three-part seminar on sexual harassment. Craft Brewing Business has further examples here of statements and actions made by industry members.
It is a start. Time will tell, but for now there seems to be momentum for positive and tangible change in the industry.