Wind powered since 1999 and supplemented by on site energy production is just the beginning for this sustainable brewery. New Belgium Brewing produces delicious popular micro brews such as Fat Tire Ale, Blue Paddle, and Abbey. The true Belgian style brews were first created in the basement of New Belgium founder, Jeff Lebesch using re-purposed dairy equipment. A commercial (but not too commercial) mainstay since 1991, the company has been changing the way we think of beer. Starting as the largest private consumer of windpower (as voted for by the owners and employees alike), this eco-friendly company has been innovative and imaginative in the way they approach business. Efficient buildings with re-claimed timber, pre-treating wastewater to extract and produce energy on-site, and improvements inefficiencies throughout the brewing process, need we say more?
With core values like:
“Kindling social, environmental and cultural change as a business role model.”
“Environmental stewardship: Honoring nature at every turn of the business.”
its no wonder they have their own ‘social movement.’
Team Wonderbike is a side project which encourages bike commuting as an ‘elegant solution to so many issues.’ This just goes to show that the involvement doesn’t stop at the workplace. Community involvement, actionable advocacy and sustainable involvement are all practiced whether it is using compostable cups and solar powered stages for events, or partnering with companies to transfer renewable resources. Oh, and did i mention they make excellent tasting beer?