Virtual Happy Hour: Beer Tasting & Conversation

Alisa Bowen-Marcado, owner of Rhythm Brewing, will share her entrepreneurial journey as a Black female business owner succeeding at a male-dominated business while teaching us how to navigate the craft beer boom. Manchester Wine & Liquor is offering 10% off Rhythm Brewing beer at so you can sip along from home. Affectionately known as “Lady Lager” and “Mama Rhythm, Alisa Bowens-Mercado made history by becoming the first African-American, woman-owned beer brand in the state of Connecticut (4th in the Country). Although already busy running and teaching at Alisa’s House of Salsa, her dance studio in New Haven, she launched Rhythm Brewing in 2018 after recognizing a significant gap in the populations served by the $114 billion beer industry. With Alisa at the helm as CEO and Head Brewmaster, Rhythm Brewing Co., ( | @rhythmbrewingco) produces Rhythm Unfiltered Lager and Rhythm Blue, an unfiltered light lager. During the week of June 13 – June 19, visit Manchester Wine and Liquors at 1010 Tolland Turnpike, Manchester (860.649.4750) to pick up some Rhythm Brew for this home Happy Hour where Alisa tells us about her grandmother’s advice on “finding your rhythm in life” led to her success and satisfaction as she builds not only her business but a community that supports and shares her passions.

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