Calling all beer lovers! Meet Daniel Tristant. The man behind the fierce and fabulous local beer, R For Diversity!
Daniel has a strong passion for both the craft of beer making and the LGBTQ community and continues to prove his love and support of both in all he does in France.
I had the pleasure to interview Daniel about R For Diversity but first, a bit about the beer itself.
R For Diversity is a committed brand that offers craft beer while upholding the values of the LGBTQI+ community.
The letter “R” simply comes from the first letter of the Rainbow flag that we are all familiar with and which has largely inspired the brand.
“Diversity” is also essential as a representation of everyone, no matter your gender or sexual orientation.
Daniel is proud to produce a beer that is committed to donating a portion of the profits to LGBTQI+ projects and associations.
Why did you choose to work with a beer-based product?
R For Diversity was started in November 2019, and with a statement. During many LGBTQ events and pride marches in which I participated in France and abroad, I noticed that many international beer brands were present to do business without ever having a real commitment to LGBTQI+ diversity.
The idea came to me that I would create a beer brand that would be clearly committed to LGBTQI+ diversity and that each year would give a part of its profits to associations or projects that fight against discrimination.
Is R For Diversity produced locally on the French Riviera?
R For Diversity is produced in the small village called Peille in the backcountry of Nice on the French Riviera. It is made from specifically selected hops and malts. The result is a blond beer of Vol. ABC 5% with a pleasant floral smell and a slightly bitter taste.
Have you had good feedback and support from the LGBTQ community for your beer?
Yes, I have had very good feedback on the beer with a growing success rate. Strangely it has more success in the heterosexual community because they are more knowledgeable about beer than the LGBT community who seem to be more interested in the concept of giving back to LGBT associations.
I have seen your beer bottles in grocery stores, does R For Diversity exist in other products like cans or kegs, and what are the available formats?
Indeed, the beer is available in 3 formats and sizes. There are the bottles that we find in stores, the keg for draught beer in bars and restaurants, and cans for big events and festivals.
Outside the stores, where can we find R For Diversity beer? On line?
During the Covid19 pandemic, we put the product on my website where you can also order the beer. There, you will find the whole range of the beer and glassware with the brand logo.
Is R For Diversity beer available in bars and nightclubs in the region?
Yes, we work closely with establishments in the Cote d’Azur where you can find the beer in many bars and restaurants, and clubs and not only LGBT businesses so don’t hesitate to ask for it in the establishment where you are.
Do you have any future plans for this beer? Any other flavors you are working on or anything you would like to tell the public about?
Our plans are to make R beer a brand for LGBT diversity. We already have put in a lot of work with this specific lager so at the moment we are going to hold off on other flavors. Although we are looking for collaborators in major cities in France and abroad to continue to develop the brand. So please, do not hesitate to contact us to talk about it.
Thank you for your time Daniel to speak about your exciting brand of beer.
You can find R For Diversity at many local establishments and through the links posted below.
Enjoy and drink responsibility everyone!
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