Birth of a Beer Company
This Colorado-headquartered company has been producing fine beer for over three decades. Launched by co-founders Kim Jordan and Jeff Lebesch, New Belgium Brewing Company was inspired by beers they tasted on a bike trip in Belgium in 1988.
Fat Tire Amber Ale and Voodoo Ranger, among others
New Belgium’s “human-powered” company mission is to be a “brewery for good” and put people, community, and the environment first. And based on their long track record, they’ve put their money behind those mottos, especially where B corp is concerned.
To give you an idea of how much of an overachiever they are, a good median business score on the B Corp metric is 50, and to be eligible for B Corp you need an 80 or higher. Belgium Brewing Company has a rockstar score of 136. They’ve made the “Best for the World 2021: Workers” list, and “Best for the World 2021: Environment” list as a top performer.
In real world terms, one of Belgium Brewing’s commitments is to make all of their beers carbon neutral by 2030.