Sarah Sidlow of The Washington Post wrote a nice feature on December 6, 2018, about Hyattsville's Streetcar 82 Brewing on its commitment to the deaf community.
Streetcar 82 in Hyattsville has all the makings of a neighborhood hangout. But the brewery, owned by three Gallaudet University graduates, has a mission that goes beyond beer: It also gives the deaf and hard of hearing a place to work and unwind.
Owners Jon Cetrano, Mark Burke and Sam Costner, who are deaf, opened Streetcar 82 this fall, turning their home-brewing hobby into an operational brewery with the aim of providing employment and visibility to the deaf community.
“In the service industry, there are not many deaf individuals, because the view is that deaf people have a barrier to communication,” Cetrano said in an email interview. “We wanted to challenge that norm.”
Of course, they wanted to make great beer, too.
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