Tap Social Movement
Tap Social Movement grew out of a passion for great beer and social justice. They are a social enterprise founded in Oxford in 2016 by a small group of young professionals from a range of backgrounds across both the criminal justice system and the hospitality sector. Determined to do something about the way the UK’s broken prison system and exclusionary labour market combine to lock ex-offenders and victims of crime alike in a vicious cycle of reoffending, they set out to make a change.
In Tap Social Movement's first few years of operation they have worked with dozens of ex-offenders and prisoners on day-release to brew their criminally good beer for an increasingly broad and loyal audience. Several of those who joined Tap Social Movement from prison are still permanent members of the team, and many more have found sustainable employment elsewhere with their help.
Over this time Tap Social Movement have enjoyed awards and recognition for both their delicious beer and their real social impact. Last year they re-launched their core range of bold craft beer (pale ales, lagers, stouts and sour beer) in 330ml cans, complete with labels featuring artwork from prison artists and engaging facts about the broken penal system and how we can all contribute towards fixing it.
Tap Social Movement now have three hospitality venues in Oxfordshire, each offering a welcoming community space to bring people together and start conversations about the criminal justice system. Drink criminally good beer and make a difference. Join the movement.