Moor’s Brewing Company
Chicago’s Black-Owned Beer
Moor’s Brewing Company was founded by Damon Patton, Jamhal Johnson and Anthony Bell, all born and raised on the South Side of Chicago. In 1994, while attending the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, the three formed lifelong friendships and have explored entrepreneurial ventures together for over 25 years.
In 2020, co-founders Damon Patton, Jamhal Johnson and Anthony Bell were having a phone conversation about business and our love of craft beer and decided to start a beer company. After conducting extensive research, we identified the opportunities in the industry and developed our approach. Jamhal, understanding the culture shift in American culture after the George Floyd tragedy knew a brand-forward, elevated approach leveraging the rich history of Northern Africans would resonate with the industry in a new way.
Our existence has been very meaningful to our community because we are producing great product and creating diverse representation in an industry that has been monolithic for decades, and we're instilling a sense of pride in our community. As lifelong South Side residents, this makes us proud to represent.