The Founders Family, a group of passionate beer enthusiasts, has grown around this simple philosophy: “We don’t brew beer for the masses. Instead, our beers are crafted for a chosen few, a small cadre of renegades and rebels who enjoy a beer that pushes the limits of what is commonly accepted as taste. In short, we make beer for people like us.”
Fort Collins, Colorado-based New Belgium Brewing, makers of Fat Tire Amber Ale and a host of Belgian-inspired 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 Belgiium first began operations in 1991, with the vision of making world-class beers while minimizing its environmental footprint.
Today, New Belgium is a craft beer leader and strives to be a business role model with progressive programs such as employee ownership, open book management, and a commitment to environmental stewardship. In 2011, New Belgium sold more than 712,000 barrels of beer across 28 states and the District of Columbia.
Cedar Ridge Distillery & Winery
Cedar Ridge Vineyards is a small, family-owned winery and distillery nestled in the beautiful Iowa countryside between Cedar Rapids and Iowa City, in Swisher, producing wines from its own estate-grown grapes. At first just a dream of Proprietor and Master Wine Maker and Distiller, Jeff Quint, the now lush 5,000 vines and 7,000 square foot winery, distillery, tasting room and event center provide the highest quality wines, spirits and entertainment experience in the area.
Mahoney’s Irish Pub was established in December, 1993 by Dennis Mahoney. After purchasing the business on December 13th, Mahoney quickly transformed former Werni’s Tap, into an authentic Irish Pub and opened to the public on the 15th of that same month.
Mahoney’s has established itself as a marquee pub with premier beer and liquor diversity. Mahoney himself has travel to many national and world beer festivals. Through his travels to Europe three times and to Asia twice, he is more convinced that the Irish DO know their beer.
Zephyr Printing & Design is a full-service print provider featuring web and graphic design, printing and binding, sign and banner production and large format printing. We specialize in copying and printing for businesses, organizations, and individuals. Our cornerstone is the integration of innovative design with cutting edge print technology, helping our customers clients to achieve higher return on their investment and improve bottom line results.
Eco Lips, founded in 2003, manufactures the highest quality certified organic and Fair Trade Certified lip care products on the planet. In addition, the company offers private label and contracting manufacturing services with a wide variety of options. Eco Lips initiated Iowa’s largest solar power project which is powering the neighborhood in which Eco Lips is located. The company is a Certified B Corporation focusing on the triple bottom line – people, profits, and the planet. Products are available online and at health food stores, grocery stores, pharmacies, outdoor stores and other fine retail outlets. Don’t panic, it’s organic! To learn more visit www.ecolips.com or call 866.326.5477.
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