Thursday, September 6, 2012

Of Beer and Democrats

This is my last politically-based post—I promise!

I don't even like politics, maybe it's just the time of year?

On the way home from work I caught an interesting interview on NPR's All Things Considered. In the intro, Audie Cornish, covering the Democratic National Convention from Charlotte, North Carolina, noted the lack of big business CEOs attending this year's convention. Apparently, big business and Barack Obama are at odds with each other—whoddathunk? She did, however, get the chance to speak with a more progressive minded CEO—Kim Jordan of New Belgium Brewing Company in Fort Collins, Colorado.

Jordan lays out a pretty good picture of how and why she runs New Belgium the way she does, it just so happens her ideals fall more in line with President Obama, rather than Mitt Romney. Regardless of your slant—left, right or down-the-middle—have a listen and hear how politics and beer might not be as strange bedfellows as you might think.

1 comment:

  1. Three craft breweries appear in's 'Best Places to Work', 2012 08 02; eg,

    05. New Belgium Brewing Co., Ft. Collins, Colo.
    20. Avery Brewing Co., Boulder, Co.
    55. Full Sail Brewing Co., Hood River, Ore.

    Many craft breweries in Colorado exhibited exponential growth the last 03 year, give or take. If I were a young man, I would submit my resume.