B Impact Report

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New Belgium Brewing Co, Inc.

Belgian Inspired Ales
Certified Since: January, 2013
Location: Fort Collins, Colorado, United States
Sector: Manufacturing

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Fort Collins, Colorado-based New Belgium Brewing, maker of Fat Tire Amber Ale and a wide variety of award-winning beers, is the third-largest craft brewer in the country. Co-Founder, Kim Jordan, a former social worker and now CEO of New Belgium, has made social responsibility an important part of the brewery’s mission. Inspired by a bike trip through Belgium, New Belgium first began operations in 1991, with the vision of making world-class beers while minimizing its environmental footprint.

At New Belgium Brewing we have long considered the environment, our community and our co-workers as integral shareholders. We recently became a 100% employee-owned company and we see becoming a Certified B Corp as going hand in hand with that ethos. Together, the two structures will allow us to maintain the utmost control over our vision and future.

New Belgium currently produces nine year-round beers: Fat Tire Amber Ale; Ranger India Pale Ale; Rampant Imperial IPA; Sunshine Wheat; Blue Paddle Pilsener; 1554 Black Ale; Abbey Belgian Style Ale (a dubbel); Trippel and Shift Pale Lager. A seasonal release program of beers further contributes to a creative and dynamic portfolio. New Belgium Brewing also explore esoteric styles through its Lips of Faith Program.

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