Meet Soul Mega: Our Next FRESHFARM MVT Biergarten Guest Brewers!

Friday October 21, 2022

Founded by Howard University graduates Elliott Johnson and Jahi Wartts in 2019, Soul Mega is the second-oldest black-owned brewery in DC. The friends set out on a mission to “create a culture that embraces creativity and inclusion” and dream big with a name that literally means “the embodiment of something great.” Johnson & Wartts are a proud part of a growing black-owned brewers scene in DC that also includes next week’s FRESHFARM MVT Biergarten guest brewers (and first black woman-owned brewery in DC!) Urban Garden Brewing.

Currently, Soul Mega does not have a brick and mortar brewery of its own to sell products, but its brews will be available for purchase at this Saturday’s FRESHFARM MVT Biergarten from 9am-1pm, and every day at local Trader Joe’s as well as select restaurants around DC including celebrated MVT watering hole Bar Chinois.

The Washington Post, “A new festival celebrates Black-owned beers with a ‘block-party vibe’” (August 25, 2022)
Washington City Paper, “The Collective: A Black-Owned Brewery and Beer Companies Are Changing the Region’s Beer Landscape” (July14, 2022)
District Fray Magazine, “D.C. Craft Brewers Sankofa + Soul Mega on Community, Beer + Business” (August 7, 2020)

Pictured above: Soul Mega co-founder Elliott Johnson (left) poses with Right Proper Brewing co-founder Thor Cheston (right) at last Saturday’s FRESHFARM MVT Biergarten.