Michael Ferguson, of the BJ's Restaurants group, is one of only a small handful of African-Americans who make beer for a living. Greg Barna/Courtesy 'Beer Geeks' hide caption itoggle caption Greg Barna/Courtesy 'Beer Geeks' The Salt Why Aren't There More People Of Color In Craft Brewing? September 10, 2013 Few African-Americans make beer for a living. Latinos and Asian-Americans are also scarce among the nation's more than 2,600 breweries. How did American craft brewing end up so lacking in diversity?