Eamoni Tate-Collier, "The Vibe Queen" (Courtesy photo)
Eamoni Tate-Collier, "The Vibe Queen" (Courtesy photo)

Of more than 6,300 independent U.S. breweries, only about 50 are minority-owned, less than one percent of the industry.

In the D.C. region, there are 11 brewing companies, but only one woman-owned brewery, one minority-owned brewing company and only a few African-American female brewers.

One of those few is recording artist Eamoni Tate-Collier — known as “The Vibe Queen” — who recently released a single “Strawberry High” and launched a small brewing company called the Urban Beer Garden to great success.

Her single is streaming on all platforms, and her exclusive home-brewed beer quickly became popular.

Tate-Collier’s rise in popularity has also gained her enormous support from local small businesses in the District. She recently teamed with Right Proper Brewing Company to collaborate on brewing a new beer to go on tap at Right Proper in the Shaw area.

The beer release party was held Sunday at the brewery, drawing a diverse crowd that packed the house to taste.

The new beer — also named “Strawberry High” — will be on tap at Right Proper, located at 624 T Street NW next to the historic Howard Theatre in the heart of Shaw.

For more information, go to dcbeer.comdcbeer.com.

WI Guest Author

This correspondent is a guest contributor to The Washington Informer.

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