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New Belgium Brewing Joins The Conservation Alliance

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Bend, Ore., February 29, 2016The Conservation Alliance announces New Belgium Brewing as the newest member of the organization. With a deep-rooted commitment to environmental stewardship, Fort Collins, Colorado-based New Belgium honors nature at every turn of its business.

This new partnership will continue to help support and bolster The Conservation Alliance’s efforts to fund conservation organizations working to protect North America’s last wild spaces. 

“New Belgium has a long history of philanthropy, donating over $12 million in the past 25 years,” said New Belgium CEO, Christine Perich. “We’re excited to join The Conservation Alliance because it gives us a unique opportunity to partner with leaders we respect in the outdoor industry. That partnership allows us to pool our resources and have a significant impact on conservation in North America.”

There is a natural synergy between the craft brewing marketplace and the outdoor industry; the same individuals who are hiking, skiing, and exploring in the backcountry are drinking good beer at the end of a great day. These customers identity with the real, authentic stories of companies doing good, giving back and protecting the places we play; New Belgium is leading the way in creating a meaningful partnership with The Conservation Alliance.

“New Belgium has demonstrated a strong commitment to conservation, and we are proud to welcome the company into The Conservation Alliance membership,” said John Sterling, Conservation Alliance Executive Director. “We can’t think of a better partner to help launch our new effort to work with like-minded companies from outside the outdoor industry.”

About The Conservation Alliance:
The Conservation Alliance is an organization of outdoor businesses whose collective contributions support grassroots environmental organizations and their efforts to protect wild places where outdoor enthusiasts recreate. Alliance funds have played a key role in protecting rivers, trails, wildlands and climbing areas.

 Membership in the Alliance is open to companies representing all aspects of the outdoor industry, including manufacturers, retailers, publishers, mills and sales representatives. The result is a diverse group of businesses whose livelihood depends on protecting our natural environment.

Since 1989, The Conservation Alliance has contributed more than $15 million, awarded 508 grants, and helped protect 45.5 million acres, 2,972 river miles, remove or halt 28 dams, acquire 11 climbing areas & designate five marine reserves.

For complete information on The Conservation Alliance, see:

About New Belgium Brewing:
New Belgium Brewing, makers of Fat Tire Amber Ale and a host of Belgian-inspired beers, is recognized as one of Outside Magazine’s Best Places to Work and one of the Wall Street Journal’s Best Small Businesses. The 100% employee-owned brewery is a Platinum-level Bicycle Friendly Business as designated by the League of American Bicyclists, and one of World Blu’s most democratic U.S. businesses, and a Certified B Corp. In addition to Fat Tire, New Belgium brews thirteen year-round beers; Citradelic Tangerine IPA, Ranger IPA, Rampant Imperial IPA, Shift Pale Lager, Slow Ride Session IPA, Snapshot Wheat, Sunshine Wheat, 1554 Black Ale, Blue Paddle Pilsner, Abbey Belgian Ale and Trippel and a gluten-reduced line, Glutiny Pale Ale and Glutiny Golden Ale. Learn more at

Media Contact:
Verde Brand Communications
Julie Evans