New Belgium Brewery was started by Kim Jordan and Jeff Lebesch in their basement in 1991. Today, the business operates two breweries, which has enabled New Belgium to expand its geographic reach to become a national distributor. The company has also steadily added to its stable of employee-owners over the years – with more than 50% of the workforce joining over the past four years.
New Belgium Brewing is one of the leading craft brewers in the U.S. that is 100% employee-owned and is also a certified B-Corp renowned for its commitment to environmental sustainability.
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