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Jeff Lebesch

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In 1991 Jeff Lebesch and his wife Kim Jordan quit their full-time jobs and began a brewery in their basement. He had worked as an engineer and she was a social worker after both attending Washington University in Saint Louis. For almost a year, neither was paid a salary. In 2001, Lebesch retired from the brewery which is located in Fort Collins, Colorado.

There brewery is situated in a green building. It has sun tubes and sky lights and is earth friendly. The company employs over 500 people. One of the most popular beers produced at New Belgium Brewery is Flat Tire Amber which was named after one of Lebesch's bike rides through Europe.

Companies and Investments

New Belgium Brewery (Co-Founder)

Lessons Learned

Be passionate and and have fun. Find what you love and are crazy about and you will find happiness and fun. Our brewery was built on this most important lesson. Have fun and be passionate.

Inspiring Quotes

New Belgium was Jeff’s dream.

Kim Jordan

Jeff Lebesch's Quotes

In the category of similar-sized breweries across the nation, ours had the highest percentage of growth.

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I follow my passions, always.

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In fact, whenever I become extremely interested in something, its hard to get me to stop working on it. Conversely, if something doesnt interest me, its difficult to get me to do it.

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Flat Tire: Pairs well with people.

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Influential Books

Steve Hindy - The Craft Beer Revolution: How a Band of Microbrewers Is Transforming the World's Favorite Drink

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