Boston, Mass. (July 2018) – Democracy Brewing, the city’s first and only cooperatively owned and worker-operated brewery and brew-pub, has officially opened its doors for business at its 35 Temple Place location in Boston. With a German-style beer hall design and featuring a selection of craft brews created by Brewing Director Jason Taggart, Democracy Brewing offers a new and unique gathering place in the heart of Downtown Crossing, one of the city’s most trafficked neighborhoods. “Democracy Brewing is the result of combining my background in organizing and economic justice with Jason’s brewing talent and creativity,” said James Razsa, CEO, Democracy Brewing. “By giving every one of our employees the opportunity to own part of the company, we’re hoping to show that a successful business can be democratically governed and worker-owned.” After completing a year of working at Democracy Brewing, every employee will have the opportunity to purchase Class A shares of the company and receive profits relative to hours worked. All employee owners are eligible to run for a seat on a corporate board that will collaboratively develop the brewery as it grows. Additionally, building community in the neighborhood and the greater Boston area is core to the mission at Democracy Brewing, which is why the brewery will be hosting community organizations and fundraisers, engaging in community service, and promoting arts and culture through film screenings, live music and other events. “James and I have found that if really want to get something done with folks, the best thing to do is have a beer with them and talk it through,” said Jason Taggart, Brewing Director, Democracy Brewing. “That’s where Democracy Brewing got its roots, and we’re excited to finally share that love of community – and beer – with our customers.” Rounding out the Democracy Brewing team are Head Chef Ben Waxler and General Manager Courtney Bollinger, who bring over three decades of restaurant experience combined to bear for the brewery. Waxler’s menu will feature unique pub fare including Beer Cheese Nachos made with Taggart’s own Saison and a deep-fried Fluffernutter sandwich served with strawberry ice cream among other dishes. For more information on Democracy Brewing, visit www.democracybrewing.com About Democracy Brewing Democracy Brewing is a unique brewery and brew-pub located in Downtown Crossing in Boston, MA, committed to demonstrating that a successful business can be democratically governed and worker-operated. Located at 35 Temple Place and serving fresh craft beers and a unique menu, the brewery is a perfect gathering place in the tradition of the meeting spaces and town halls that shaped the fight for democracy. For more information on Democracy Brewing, visit www.democracybrewing.com and follow the brewery on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.