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The Brewability Lab brewery hires people with developmental disabilities and is accessible for both the employees and customers.


This Inclusive Brewery Is Serving More Than Just Beer.

Opened in 2016, Brewability Lab is a brewery located in Denver, Colorado.

Tiffany Fixter, a special education teacher, developed the idea for the lab after meeting a home brewer.

The bar is designed to be accessible for both employees and customers.

The menu is color-coded to match the handles on the taps so customers can order by size and then by color.

The tap handles also have braille for those with visual impairments.

Employees use pictures and checklists for dishwashing, cleaning and other tasks.

Customers can utilize a braille menu and use sign language with their beertender, Tony.

Brewability Lab also keeps sensory items for customers and employees who need something tactile.

“Everyone comes together to support the idea that every single one of us is capable of impacting another life in some way.”  -Tiffany Fixter, Founder

“We all have an ability to share with this world and that is something to drink to!”

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Originally published: April 6, 2017
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