Celeste Beatty

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  • New York, NY

Celeste Beatty is President, CEO and Brewster of Harlem Brewing Company. She became fascinated with beer brewing in the early 1990′s. Beatty created the recipe for Harlem Brewing’s Sugar Hill Golden Ale. Ms. Beatty is an INC Magazine-William J. Clinton Foundation Emerging Entrepreneur. Through this initiative, Beatty worked closely with Pete Slossberg, mentor and founder of Pete’s Wicked Ale. She is the recipient of the Entrepreneur of the Year Award (Harlem Business Alliance) and the Local Hero Award (Alliance of Resident Theaters). Beatty has served as advisor to several start-up ventures, focusing on the specialty beer market. Ms. Beatty is a regular guest speaker at seminars that focus on entrepreneurship and branding. Future plans include a product launch in China, April 2008. Ms. Beatty is an International Studies graduate of Shaw University and continued her studies at NYU. She apprenticed at the Beerworks Brewery.