Jeff Lebesch, founder of New Belgium Brewery in Fort Collins, Colorado, began homebrewing in his basement in 1989 with a kit he fabricated from used dairy equipment.
After garnering much praise and encouragement from friends and neighbors, Jeff
took his basement brewery commercial in 1991 with the help and support of his wife and present day New Belgium CEO, Kim Jordan.
Before selling their first beer, Kim and Jeff
agreed to establish a business centered on their core values, including producing world class beer, promoting responsible enjoyment of beer, kindling social, environmental, and cultural change, environmental stewardship, and having fun!