Carrying on the efforts of the brewery’s previous work with LGBTQ organizations, Migration’s Pride Committee was formed earlier this year made of team members from each of Migration’s three pubs. The committee will organize year-round support for organizations and initiatives and has already helped Migration update its internal cultural mission, values, and inclusivity statements. June 2022 is the start of something bigger than one month, and we’re ready to celebrate!
Colors of Love is a hazy, golden beer with a clean bready malt profile that gives way to a massive bouquet of cantaloupe, overripe mango and pineapple from dry hop additions of El Dorado hops from Crosby Hop Farm in Woodburn and Azacca hops from Yakima Chief. Migration has canned 100 cases of the beer and will sell them exclusively through its pubs. The beer will also be available on draft at Portland bars and restaurants in June.
Dry Hopped American Hefeweizen
ABV: 4.8% | IBU: 13
The label was designed by Migration’s bartender and pride committee member, Lily Merrill.
“I’m a self taught digital artist and graphic designer based out of the PNW and have been drawing for about five years. My style has gone from cartoonish expressions to loud and colorful wacky designs. As a queer artist I was incredibly honored to be asked to design the pride cans for Migration. I was able to incorporate my loud colorful style with a message that honors the history of pride. Showing history through art and design shines a light on those who have fought for our right to celebrate our identities and pave the path for future acceptance. To me pride is a reminder to live everyday celebrating and accepting who I am as a human being. And I’m so happy to be able to honor those that have fought for my freedom to do so.
The 70s LOVE logo design indicates the decades in which the first pride events happened, the stonewall riots in 1969. This marked the beginning of many clashes between queer establishments and law enforcement in NYC. Martha P Johnson was a black trans woman who lead many of the protests. The background pattern of this can honors her through the use of flowers based off of an iconic photo of her in a flower headdress. Also in the pattern lies the Black Lives Matter fist connecting issues back then to issues of today and incorporating BIPOC to the celebration.”