Delta Beer Lab Takes a Bold Stand


One of the area’s newest breweries has only been open for six months but has taken firm positions on social responsibility and equity since day one. Delta Beer Lab is proud to partner with Planned Parenthood Advocates of Wisconsin throughout September.

Since its inception, Delta Beer Lab has chosen to pay its employees a living wage, plus revenue sharing. The organization's business plan quotes the late Sen. Paul Wellstone as saying, “We all do better when we all do better.” The brewery charges about a dollar more than comparable establishments for a pint, believing they should ask their guests to pay what it costs to do business and, in turn, pays its staff over 6x Wisconsin’s tipped minimum wage. Delta’s staff do not accept “tips” for their service. Instead, when guests wish to leave a “tip” the brewery turns around and donates that money to their monthly Nonprofit Partner. To date, guests of Delta Beer Lab have given over $11,500 back to the local community into programs that directly impact the lives of our neighbors.

The mission of Delta Beer Lab is to expand access to the craft beer community through quality, local craft beer without barriers to gender, race, or sexual orientation.