Crowns & Hops Brewing Co.

Black-Owned Craft Brewery

Crowns & Hops Brewing Co.

Black-Owned Craft Brewery

Inglewood, CA
Food & Beverage
In an industry that suffers from a lack of diversity in the ownership of craft breweries around the globe, Crown & Hops Brewing Co. has become a leading voice in promoting diversity, inclusion and racial equity with world class craft beer. Crowns & Hops has built a trusted brand that has gained global recognition, and tapped into an enthusiastic community of Black and Brown craft beer lovers along with all those that appreciate authentic cultural representation.

$654,018

raised
917
Investors
$16.4M
Valuation
$5.00
Price per Share
$250.00
Min. Investment
Common
Shares Offered
Equity
Offering Type
$1.07M
Offering Max
Reg CF
Offering

$654,018

raised
917
Investors
$16.4M
Valuation
$5.00
Price per Share
$250.00
Min. Investment
Common
Shares Offered
Equity
Offering Type
$1.07M
Offering Max
Reg CF
Offering

Rewards

Get rewarded for investing more into Crowns & Hops Brewing Co.:

$250+
Investment
StartEngine Owner’s Bonus
This offering is eligible for the StartEngine Owner’s 10% Bonus program. For details on this program, please see the Offering Summary section below.
$250+
Investment
Tier 1
(1) Limited Edition Pint Glass Limited Edition Sticker O.G.F.C. Ownership Certificate O.G.F.C. Card
$500+
Investment
Tier 2
(2) Limited Edition Pint Glasses Limited Edition Sticker O.G.F.C. Ownership Certificate O.G.F.C. Card
$1,000+
Investment
Tier 3
(2) Limited Edition Pint Glasses (1) O.G.F.C Swag Bag 10% Discount on Crowns & Hops Merch for a year O.G.F.C. Ownership Certificate O.G.F.C. Card
$2,500+
Investment
Tier 4
(2) Limited Edition Pint Glasses (2) O.G.F.C Swag Bags 15% off of Crowns & Hops Merch Store for a year O.G.F.C. Ownership Certificate O.G.F.C. Card
$5,000+
Investment
Tier 5
(4) Limited Edition Pint Glasses (2) O.G.F.C Swag Bags 15% off of Crowns & Hops Merch Store for a year 15% off of Crowns & Hops beer at the taproom for a year See more perks in terms below!
$10,000+
Investment
Tier 6
(4) Limited Edition Pint Glass (4) O.G.F.C Swag Bags 15% off of Crowns & Hops Merch Store for a year 15% off of Crowns & Hops beer at the taproom for a year See more perks in terms below!
$25,000+
Investment
Tier 7
(4) Limited Edition Pint Glasses (4) O.G.F.C Swag Bags 15% off of Crowns & Hops Merch Store for a year 15% off of Crowns & Hops beer at the taproom for a year See more perks in terms below!

Reasons to Invest

  • VELOCITY & DEMAND - In our first year of beer production, we sold over 18,000+  cases of beer at 800+ locations throughout California, Oregon, Nevada, New York and Georgia. Demand for our products is steadily increasing resulting in a need for an independent brewing facility and taproom. Current retailers and venues include Whole Foods Market, SoFi Stadium, Total Wines & More and the list is growing!

  • LEADERS OF CHANGE - Consumers want to support brands that are aligned with progress and focused on community. Deemed “Changing the Face of Beer” by TIME Magazine, we are excited to build a brand that has consistently taken action, driving change and inspiring racial equity in the craft beer industry.

  • ECONOMIC & SOCIAL IMPACT - We are dedicated to preserving culture in areas targeted for gentrification. Our brand is focused on bringing craft beer production and safe family-friendly public spaces to under-severed communities. This creates jobs and new career paths for people of color in and around the craft beer industry.


Overview


A Craft Beer Brand That’s MORE Than Just Beer

Founded in 2018, Crowns & Hops has become a leading voice in craft beer promoting diversity, inclusion and racial equity.  The Crown & Hops brand is a values-driven organization.  Our major focus is on community, quality products and representation of an authentic diverse voice that has been missing in beer for generations. The founders Beny Ashburn & Teo Hunter disrupted the status quo of the craft beer industry since 2015 and built a trusted brand that is bigger than the products produced and sold. The brand’s mission of “Expanding the palate” requires that beers be as diverse as our company, welcoming new and old fans alike.

Our Crowns beer portfolio consists of a variety of premium styles:

  • Lagers - Crisp and clean for the traditional beer lovers

  • Stouts - Return of the sessionable stout with layers of complexity yet approachable to new and old beer connoisseurs alike.

  • Fruited Tart Ales - Fruit forward sours widening the scope of what some consider beer to be

  • West Coast IPA’s - India Pale Ales continue to lead craft beer sales often defined as bright, hoppy and reflective of West Coast independent craft beer

  • Hazy IPA’s - One of the most popular beer styles in the world with notes of tropical fruit juiciness

For the launch of our beers, we’ve utilized a contract brewing strategy to showcase an undeniable proof-of-concept for our brand.

In order to accommodate our current velocity and demand for our products, we are planning to open our first independent production facility in the city of Inglewood, CA. This equity crowdfunding offering will give Crowns & Hops the capital needed to address demand, create communal safe spaces to sell direct to consumers, unlock key sales retail opportunities and to give our community an opportunity to build with us.

Investor Perks


The Problem


A Lack of Cultural & Diverse Ownership in Craft Beer

Today, diverse business ownership has become a major driving factor in consumer spending decisions. However, even with the heightened demand for BIPOC businesses in all industries, and with Black buying power estimated at $1.4 trillion, it is still difficult to find brands, products and physical spaces that authentically reflect this consumer and those that identify with this culture.


The beer industry generates roughly $116 billion per year with approximately $22 billion of those sales specific to independent craft beer. The Brewers Association has identified that multicultural consumers represent $8.3 billion of the premium craft market.  Yet, less than 1% of craft beer brands are owned by Black producers, and half of these brands lack their own taprooms or brewing facilities.

The Solution


Our Brand Drives Velocity to an Entire Industry

The Crowns & Hops brand offers a new voice and face to the craft beer community.

Ashburn & Hunter represent a variety of communities being Black-owned, Female-owned and Veteran-owned. 

Through building strong relationships with the current craft beer community along with ushering new consumers to explore craft beer, Teo and Beny & Crowns & Hops Brewing Co have REVOLUTIONIZED the industry.

The Market


The Market is Ready for Culturally Authentic Products & Spaces

Independent craft beer culture has become more than its product/beverage. While craft beer sales have continued to grow, craft beer culture has proven to create hubs within the community promoting values, diversity, ownership and philanthropy.

Our target market is more than just about race. Our demographic embraces the philosophies and values seen in the most sought-after cultures on the planet, ranging from Hip-Hop, Jazz and R&B music to Latinx, Caribbean and a myriad of cultures throughout the African Diaspora.  

Our products are a reflection of our commitment to culture, creativity and authenticity. 

The Business Model


We bet on ourselves to prove the opportunity. Your investment is key for unlocking exponential growth.

As social distancing became the mandate, we pivoted our entire business model.  We chose to contract brew, package our beer and launch a distribution plan to put Crowns & Hops products on shelves and in the hands of our loyal consumers.


Currently, we are contract brewing out of Santa Rosa and Inglewood, California.  This approach has allowed Crown & Hops to immediately take market share and secure distribution partnerships in multiple cities.  

Independent brewing production will allow for continued expansion of our distribution throughout California and surrounding states. Unlocking this potential for a larger distribution footprint and direct to consumer sales will be a major driver for Crowns & Hops growth and success. 

Owning our own facilities will give us agency in our relationships with key distributors and accounts as well as enable direct-to-consumer sales.


Consumer access to Crowns & Hops products is a priority for us. We’d like for everyone to have premium crafted beverages and spaces in close proximity to their homes. This creates hubs for our community to connect and share space with family and friends currently missing in several Black and Brown cities around the country.

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We have officially secured the building for the new Crowns Inglewood flagship location.  

Our 14,400 sq ft location will house our family-friendly environment with food and onsite beer production. Located roughly a mile from the historic  “Fabulous” Forum and the new Sofi Stadium, home to the Rams & Chargers.  Inglewood is also the city co-founder Teo Hunter was born in along with it being a region traditionally known for its rich diversity and culture. Inglewood will be one of the largest entertainment hubs in the world hosting the following major events: 


  • Super Bowl 2022

  • The FIFA World Cup in 2026

  • The Olympics in 2028

Our Traction


Crowns & Hops Continues to Deliver as Demand Increases

For 6 years, we have been dedicated to developing a consumer base through a consistent social media presence, content and strategic partnerships with culturally significant brands and organizations. This has been a major driver for our products, merchandise sales and retailer partnerships.

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Generational Wealth


Building & Expanding a Legacy

Phoebe Johnson Crump, Teo’s Great Great Great Grandmother brewed and sold beer for a living from 1900-1930 in Louisiana. 

Crowns & Hops helps bring to light stories of Black Americans and their contributions to American food & beverage culture. Our business is focused on preserving culture and sharing stories like Phoebe’s to the world. Caring on a family legacy and showcasing paths to building generational wealth is no longer JUST for the rich, but something that we can all enjoy today.

While investing in early-stage companies used to be only for the wealthy and well-connected, today, new laws allow for everyone from the community to become an investor in businesses like ours.

Our dedication to quality beer is as focused as our commitment to activism and racial equity. The brand recently launched the “8 Trill Pils Initiative” focused on taking actionable steps to provide capital, resources and opportunities for Black-owned craft beer brands. We launched our “8 Trill Pils” Pilsner in (3) countries - US, Berlin & UK and donated the proceeds to organizations focused on Racial Equity in each country.

In addition, in partnership with Brewdog, we launched we raised a $100,000 for our “8 Trill Pils” Grant Program and awarded it to (5) Black-owned craft beer brands in December 2020.

The Vision


For Everyone To See Their Reflection In Community Based Craft Beer

Our plan to increase brand awareness and resources to obtain Crowns & Hops products through additional immersive satellite taprooms, curated brand experiences and custom merchandise that reflect Black and Brown culture.

OUR LEADERSHIP


Experience Founders Embracing The Power of Cultural Ownership

Together we have a combined 20+ years in successfully developing and producing creative campaigns, strategies, events and consumer goods for companies like Beats By Dre, Universal Pictures, Warner Brothers Records and Puma. 


We were named “Beer People of the Year” by IMBIBE Magazine in 2018 and have been spotlighted by numerous other media outlets for our continued leadership for change in the industry. 

They are here to build what has been missing in the craft beer space using a philosophy of cultural ownership as a means of achieving racial equity.

Why Invest


Be A Part of History and Change In The Craft Beer Industry

Over the past 6 years, we have dedicated our lives to curating a narrative, community and products that are aligned with progress. Our ability to scale to an independent brewing model will not only allow us to continue to deliver on our promise to our consumers, but to also bring value to investors like yourself. 

Crowns & Hops will open its doors with an incredible consumer base, desperate for businesses and spaces that reflect diversity, culture and something new beyond the current homogenous craft beer industry. We are prepared, we have a track record for delivering and we’re excited to unlock the potential that we’ve identified domestically and around the globe.

Join us as we continue the mission of using craft beer to build community.


  • INVEST in progress

  • INVEST in the dopest beer brand on the planet 

  • INVEST in Crowns & Hops Brewing Co. and be a part of sharing with the world how delicious independent craft beer and change can be.

In the Press

Forbes

The Crowns & Hops Founders Saw No Black People In Taprooms. Here’s What They Are Doing About It

Rolling Stone

7 Black-Owned Alcohol Brands to Add to Your Bar Cart Right Now

LinkedIn

Co-founders of Crowns & Hops Brewing Co. and LinkedIn Members, Teo Hunter and Beny Ashburn have built a business and community through beer.

CBS LA

Inglewood 'Crown And Hops' Brewery Targets Underserved Markets

KTLA

Crowns & Hops Brewery Company dedicated to preserving culture and community building through world-class beer

W.K. Kellogg Foundation

Crowns & Hops takes on racial equity in craft beer industry

Brewbound

Brewbound Pitch Slam 12: Finals

CBS News

Crowns & Hops brews a movement of racial equity

Eater LA

Forthcoming Inglewood Brewery Launches $100K Grant to Support Black-Owned Craft Beer

USA TODAY NETWORK

Brewing in America: The nation's craft beer industry has a diversity problem but it's trying to fix it

Black Enterprise

BLACK-OWNED CRAFT BREWERY LAUNCHES $100,000 INITIATIVE TO HELP BLACK BEER BUSINESSES

Building Black Podcast with Hauwa Otori

Crowns & Hops: Beny Ashburn & Teo Hunter

BET

BET Celebrates Her: She Says: Beny Ashburn

Inc.

Crowns & Hops grew out of a simple idea: 'Black People Love Beer.' Now the company is supporting other diverse brewers with $100,000 in grants.

Access Daily

Crowns & Hops on "Access Daily" - National Beer Day w/Mario Lopez, Scott Evans and Kit Hoover

Los Angeles Times

How Crowns & Hops is building a Black-owned craft beer brand — and a community

Offering Summary


Company

:

Crowns & Hops, Inc

Corporate Address

:

309 E Hillcrest Blvd, #121, Inglewood, CA 90301

Offering Minimum

:

$10,000.00

Offering Maximum

:

$1,070,000.00

Minimum Investment Amount

(per investor)

:

$250.00











Terms


Offering Type

:

Equity

Security Name

:

Class B Common Stock

Minimum Number of Shares Offered

:

2,000

Maximum Number of Shares Offered

:

214,000

Price per Share

:

$5.00

Pre-Money Valuation

:

$16,425,000.00











*Maximum Number of Shares Offered subject to adjustment for bonus shares. See Bonus info below.

Tier-Based Company Perks*

Tier 1: $250

(1) Limited Edition Pint Glass

Limited Edition Sticker

O.G.F.C. Ownership Certificate

O.G.F.C. Card

Tier 2: $500

(2) Limited Edition Pint Glasses

Limited Edition Sticker

O.G.F.C. Ownership Certificate

O.G.F.C. Card

Tier 3: $1,000

(2) Limited Edition Pint Glasses

(1) O.G.F.C Swag Bag

10% Discount on Crowns & Hops Merch for a year

O.G.F.C. Ownership Certificate

O.G.F.C. Card

Tier 4: $2,500

(2) Limited Edition Pint Glasses

(2) O.G.F.C Swag Bags

15% off of Crowns & Hops Merch Store for a year

O.G.F.C. Ownership Certificate

O.G.F.C. Card

Tier 5: $5,000

(4) Limited Edition Pint Glasses

(2) O.G.F.C Swag Bags

15% off of Crowns & Hops Merch Store for a year

15% off of Crowns & Hops beer at the taproom for a year

Invitation to a VIP Happy Hour at Crowns Inglewood with Teo Hunter & Beny Ashburn

O.G.F.C. Ownership Certificate

O.G.F.C. Card

Tier 6: $10,000

(4) Limited Edition Pint Glass

(4) O.G.F.C Swag Bags

15% off of Crowns & Hops Merch Store for a year

15% off of Crowns & Hops beer at the taproom for a year

Private food & beer pairing for you + 7 guests at Crowns Inglewood

O.G.F.C. Ownership Certificate

O.G.F.C. Card

Tier 7: $25,000

(4) Limited Edition Pint Glasses

(4) O.G.F.C Swag Bags

15% off of Crowns & Hops Merch Store for a year

15% off of Crowns & Hops beer at the taproom for a year

Custom Crowns Brewing experience w/C&H Team at Crowns Inglewood 

O.G.F.C. Ownership Certificate

O.G.F.C. Card

*All perks occur when the offering is completed.

StartEngine OWNer's Bonus

Crowns & Hops, Inc., will offer 10% additional bonus shares for all investments that are committed by investors that are eligible for the StartEngine Crowdfunding Inc. OWNer's bonus. 

This means eligible StartEngine shareholders will receive a 10% bonus for any shares they purchase in this offering. For example, if you buy 100 shares of Class B Common Stock at $5.00 / share, you will receive 110 shares of Class B Common Stock, meaning you'll own 110 shares for $500. Fractional shares will not be distributed and share bonuses will be determined by rounding down to the nearest whole share. 

This 10% Bonus is only valid during the investor’s eligibility period. Investors eligible for this bonus will also have priority if they are on a waitlist to invest and the company surpasses its maximum funding goal. They will have the first opportunity to invest should room in the offering become available if prior investments are cancelled or fail. 

Investors will only receive a single bonus, which will be the highest bonus rate they are eligible for.

Irregular Use of Proceeds

The Company might incur Irregular Use of Proceeds that may include but are not limited to the following over $10,000: Salary payments made to one’s self, a friend or relative. Any expense labeled “Administrative Expenses” not strictly for administrative purposes. Any expense labeled “Travel and Entertainment”.

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Most recent fiscal year-end:
Prior fiscal year-end:
Total Assets
$54,774.00 USD
$4,758.00 USD
Cash And Cash Equivalents
$49,380.00 USD
$4,758.00 USD
Accounts Receivable
$5,394.00 USD
$0.00 USD
Short Term Debt
$12,163.00 USD
$12,044.00 USD
Long Term Debt
$33,000.00 USD
$0.00 USD
Revenues And Sales
$102,725.00 USD
$4,445.00 USD
Costs Of Goods Sold
$18,078.00 USD
$4,142.00 USD
Taxes Paid
$0.00 USD
$0.00 USD
Net Income
$11,647.00 USD
-$207,811.00 USD

Risks

A crowdfunding investment involves risk. You should not invest any funds in this offering unless you can afford to lose your entire investment. In making an investment decision, investors must rely on their own examination of the issuer and the terms of the offering, including the merits and risks involved. These securities have not been recommended or approved by any federal or state securities commission or regulatory authority. Furthermore, these authorities have not passed upon the accuracy or adequacy of this document. The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission does not pass upon the merits of any securities offered or the terms of the offering, nor does it pass upon the accuracy or completeness of any offering document or literature. These securities are offered under an exemption from registration; however, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission has not made an independent determination that these securities are exempt from registration.


Updates

Notice of Funds Disbursement

1 day ago

[The following is an automated notice from the StartEngine team].

Hello!

As you might know, Crowns & Hops Brewing Co. has exceeded its minimum funding goal. When a company reaches its minimum on StartEngine, it's about to begin withdrawing funds. If you invested in Crowns & Hops Brewing Co. be on the lookout for an email that describes more about the disbursement process.


This campaign will continue to accept investments until its indicated closing date.


Thanks for funding the future.

-StartEngine

IT’S FINALLY HERE!! OUR 1ST CROWNS & HOPS INVESTOR EVENT - 12.15.21

4 days ago

What up O.G.F.C.’s & Future O.G.F.C.s,

IT’S FINALLY HERE!! OUR 1ST CROWNS & HOPS INVESTOR EVENT!

WE INVITE THE COMMUNITY TO COME CELEBRATE WITH US!!

Join Beny Ashburn, Teo Hunter, the Crowns team and The Miracle Theater, as we celebrate our O.G.F.C. investor community and our friends & family who have supported Crowns & Hops over the years.  

This is an opportunity for everyone to come together to celebrate what we’ve accomplished, as well as toast to the future of this historic moment for the city of Inglewood and the craft beer community.

WHEN: Wed, Dec 15th, 5:00pm - 9:00pm
WHERE: Miracle Theater, 226 S Market St, Inglewood, CA 90301

We will present updates on the development of the brewery, the 2022 brand and beer plans along with a few special surprises that you won’t want to miss.

We will provide in person updates on:

  • Brewery Buildout
  • Equity Crowdfunding Campaign
  • Exclusive Annoucements 

Our invited guests:

  • Current O.G.F.C’s
  • Future O.G.F.C’s
  • Supporters of Crowns & Hops
  • Supporters of Dope & Dank
  • Friends
  • Family 
  • The Community of Craft

RSVP TO ATTEND IS MANDATORY - CLICK HERE TO RSVP TODAY

SPACE IS LIMITED | A NEGATIVE COVID TEST IS REQUIRED WITHIN 48 HOURS OF EVENT

For those who can not make it to Inglewood, CA, we will provide a live stream of our presentation on our Crowns & Hops Facebook page! More information to follow...



CROWNS & HOPS @ OUTSIDELANDS MUSIC FESTIVAL

about 1 month ago

What up O.G.F.C.s, Family & Friends,

This past weekend was epic!  Crowns & Hops made music festival history at Outsidelands in San Francisco!  This weekend was the true physical manifestation of how “Dope” culture lives in the “Dank” world of craft beer!

Shout out to Outsidelands for incorporating our Crowns brand so authentically.  We were able to activate in several moments at the festival:

1. BEERLANDS

On tap, we had our newest release “THE DOPEST HAZY IPA” and “FREESTYLE VERSES”. We were the 1st out of market brewery to every participate in the music festival, AND were the first brewery to kick all 15 kegs of “THE DOPEST HAZY IPA”in less than 48 hours.  WOW!!!


2. GASTROMAGIC STAGE

We were featured on the Gastromagic stage, “Freestyle Verses Battle w/ Crowns & Hops” featuring hip-hop legends the Hieroglyphics Domino, Causal & A-Plus and Mckinley Dixon.  We hosted a dope beer tasting and freestyle battle, never seen before at any of the Outsidelands stages!

3. COCKTAIL MAGIC

Crowns & Hops “8 Trill Pils” was deliciously incorporated into a specialty cocktail called “Reanimator” - a mix of Bacardi rum, becherovka, passionfruit, “8 Trill Pils” Pilsner, lemon and grenadine.  This was by far one of the tastiest cocktails that the Crowns & Hops team has ever had!  

Craft beer culture is much bigger than just beer, it's a space for creativity, innovation and community.  This is just the beginning!  Thank you to those who continue to support us, and we welcome new comers to join the O.G.F.C. family.  

Cheers to the New Now of craft beer!!  


Crowns & Hops is in SoFi Stadium

about 2 months ago

Hello Friends, Family and Investors,

We're extremely excited to share with you all that we have our beer in one of the top venues in America. One of the newest NFL venues in the country, the SoFi Stadium, home of the Los Angeles Rams and Chargers. One of the reasons the city of Inglewood, California made so much business sense to us was because of all of the opportunity developing in the region.  


In addition to the SoFi Stadium, we are walking distance to the historical Forum, known for where the Los Angeles Lakers and Kings once played and now a major concert venue. 

Also coming in 2024 will be the newest NBA area for the Clippers, the Intuit Dome which we have plans to have our product available as well.

We have spent the past two years on not only developing world class craft beer, but also planting seeds with the city of Inglewood that are now coming to fruition. We are excited that you all have an opportunity to see this all play out in real time deepening the confidence you have in your investment or encouraging you to invest today if you've been on the fence.

Stay tuned for more updates on when you all can connect with us in person and try some of our latest beers.


Cheers,


Teo & Beny

Notice of Funds Disbursement

2 months ago

[The following is an automated notice from the StartEngine team].

Hello!

As you might know, Crowns & Hops Brewing Co. has exceeded its minimum funding goal. When a company reaches its minimum on StartEngine, it's about to begin withdrawing funds. If you invested in Crowns & Hops Brewing Co. be on the lookout for an email that describes more about the disbursement process.


This campaign will continue to accept investments until its indicated closing date.


Thanks for funding the future.

-StartEngine

Crowns & Hops Releases "INGLEWOOD JUICE" Paying Homage to the City of Inglewood

2 months ago

What’s Up Family, Friends & New Investors!!!

Did you think we were playing when we told you we are 100% repping for our home city Inglewood, CA?? Introducing “INGLEWOOD JUICE” a juicy style IPA full of tropical notes and a traditional hop signature made popular by the West Coast IPA. This beer was brewed in honor of the people of Inglewood, California — a city full of diversity, swag, hustle, resilience, progressiveness and love.

Last week, we were honored to attend the groundbreaking ceremony for the new Clippers Arena “Intuit Dome”. It was so amazing to be at this historic event, and to have a front row seat as the Clippers owner, Steve Ballmer walked us through this amazing new venue. This included  sharing an emphasis on developing affordable housing for the region. And to think, our CROWNS INGLEWOOD location will be less than 2-miles from the countries newest NBA arena, and walking distance from the FORUM and the SoFi Stadium! 

  

Lastly, in August we co-hosted a panel discussion and mixer at All In Co Working with the Inglewood Chamber of Commerce and the City of Inglewood in celebration of Black Business Month. The panel specifically discussed balancing the benefits, resources, and initiative in a developing city. Inglewood Mayor James Butts opened the event and delivered a heartfelt message about the ongoing progress and growth happening within the city and amongst its residents. 


The City of Inglewood is going to be one of the largest entertainment centers in the world, and CROWNS INGLEWOOD will be at the center of it all!!! 

Who’s ready to join the O.G.F.C. Family?




Crowns & Hops Featured on KCRW's GOOD FOOD

3 months ago

Hey Family, Friends and New Investors!!!

A few weeks ago, we had an incredible opportunity to pour our beer at a phenomenal experience called "OUTSTANDING IN THE FIELD" in Malibu, CA. This experience is absolutely beautiful and reiterated the vision of the types of experiences we'd like to create for our community of Inglewood/South Los Angeles.  While pouring at this event, we were able to share our Pilsner, "BEAT MESSENGER", our key lime pie Gose, "MAMAS KEYS" (brewed with key lime puree, vanilla, cinnamon, coriander, and graham crackers) and our Double Dry Hopped BPLB Hazy IPA.  

It was also an honor to pour with our friends from our neighborhood restaurant, POST & BEAM, located in Baldwin Hills, CA (The Crenshaw District) who prepared an amazing meal for the event.

Apparently, we must have made an impact on someone from the KCRW team.  This past Sunday, we were featured on KCRW's GOOD FOOD weekly podcast called "IN THE WEEDS". They expressed how they were excited about what we brewing, but more importantly, what we were hoping to accomplish in our community.

Please take a moment to listen to the podcast (9 minutes): IN THE WEEDS WITH BENY ASHBURN & TEO HUNTER OF CROWNS & HOPS

More importantly, share it with those so that we can reach our goal of completing our Equity Crowdfunding Campaign. 

You all are our biggest champions. We're grateful for you all and excited to build the next legacy beer brand together.

Cheers!

Teo & Beny

GREAT BEER WITH A PURPOSE...THE BLUE PEACH

4 months ago

Hey Everyone,

Just wanted to share one of our most recent beer releases as it is reflective of the type of company we are.  

"The Blue Peach”🫐🍑is a Blueberry Peach Gose brewed with Peach and Blueberry puree, coriander, vanilla, graham crackers and black lava sea salt. This beer is a collaboration for the Barrel & Flow Black Beer Festival (Pittsburgh, PA) with Black Calder Brewing Co, (Grand Rapids, MI) brewed in honor of Stacey Abrams. Abrams' fight to ensure the rights of all voters is an incredible example of being a committed servant of the people which we have a lot of respect for.

A portion of the proceeds from the sale of “The Blue Peach” will be donated to Fair Fight, Stacey Abram's organization committed to fighting voter suppression.

"The Blue Peach" is an example of how we are looking to make an impact socially as well as through excellent beer.

We're excited for you all to see our portfolio of mission driven concepts aligned with fantastic liquid.

Cheers.

Teo & Beny



$250k+ IN 2-WEEKS...THE PEOPLE UNDERSTAND THIS IS BIGGER THAN BEER

4 months ago

To All Those That Have Invested and To All Those Following...GET READY TO INVEST!!!

We are so incredibly excited that the community sees the bigger picture of what we've been building with Crowns & Hops.  Rather than to start with a brewery or taproom 6-years ago, we started with educating a community and culture about what craft beer and the craft beer community fundamentally stands for.  This is how we built trust in the industry and ultimately with our community.  (Also...we work our asses off!!!)

CHECK ✅

The next step was putting amazing beer on shelves that was aligned with our mission and love for premium craft beer.  Based on our ability to immediately convert support for a movement into loyal customers, we were able to create distribution relationships with two key distribution partners in California, Henhouse Distribution - Nor Cal and Stone Distribution - So Cal.  

(This is an extraordinary accomplishment for a new brewing company to earn the trust of distributors that work with major retailers like Total Wines & More. Whole Foods Market and the So Fi Stadium). 

We've distributed our beer in Oregon, Nevada, Georgia and NY with collaborations all over to include Berlin and Scotland.

CHECK ✅

Next, is building this space and increasing the volume of beer we produce to address the growing demand for our products.

WE ARE ACCOMPLISHING THIS WITH YOU!!!

Thank you so much for your trust and investment.  It is beyond encouraging and fuels us even more with every O.G.F.C. joining the team.

PLEASE LEAVE A COMMENT BELOW ON YOUR EXCITEMENT ABOUT THIS PROJECT.  

CHEERS!!!

Teo & Beny

Amazing Brand Pairing with Chef Roy Choi, VICE and Field Roast

4 months ago

The entire episode can be seen on VICE via the link in our bio on Instagram or by clicking this link:  MAKE TASTE HAPPEN

We’re excited to team up with Field Roast, Chef Roy Choi and VICE to make plant-based options not only familiar, but approachable and delicious in a brand new series, Make Taste Happen. Also on the episode is special guest Hip-Hop icon, MURS and Victor Linares, co-founder of Arrow Lodge Brewing Co, Covina, CA.


We decided to create a dish inspired by Jamaican Oxtail Stew replacing the protein with Field Roast Plant-Based Italian Garlic & Fennel Sausages.

IT CAME OUT SO BOMB!!!

Our brand has an amazing opportunity to stretch the dimensions of tastes in beer and food. We love when someone is pleasantly surprised that beer can be full of tropical flavors or have notes of coffee and chocolate by just using grains and hops (flowers). Our commitment to education, diversity and racial equity exposes that many people of color may not have access to the same resources to enjoy a particular lifestyle or diet.

It’s invaluable to see Black & Brown people work in the craft beer industry as well as working with plant-based products to widen the scope of what’s possible. Sometimes seeing your reflection in something new, inspires one to explore for themselves.

Thank you for investing in us.  We are committed to making Crowns & Hops Brewing Co. something that you can be extremely proud of.


Cheers.

Teo & Beny

WELCOME TO CROWNS & HOPS O.G.F.C.'S

4 months ago

O.G.F.C. FAMILY!!!

We're excited to welcome you all to the future of craft beer. We are so honored that you all have taken the time to consider and invest in Crowns & Hops Brewing Co.  We are dedicated to preserving the culture of the Black & Brown community in this incredible industry of craft beer. 

We realized years ago that the best way to accomplish diversity and inclusion in this industry is through achieving racial equity.

YOU ALL ARE CONTRIBUTING TO THIS MISSION!!!

This is a WIN/WIN for the craft beer industry and our brand.

Together we are not only building something incredible, but also creating a blueprint for other businesses that are struggling to create something in their respective communities.

Please share your investment in Crowns & Hops with your family and friends so that we can all win together.

Updates on the brewery coming soon.

Cheers

Teo & Beny


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