(2006) A 15-minute radio documentary about a green brewery.
Claire Schoen: Director, writer, sound recordist/editor
Living on Earth: Executive Producer
Program Summary: Can making the switch to green energy help a company make a profit? New Belgium Brewing is the 3rd largest craft brewer in the U.S. They make great beer and lots of it. And they’re making remarkable profits, with double-digit growth every year since they opened their doors. Their modern brewing and bottling plant requires a huge amount of energy. And the company is proud to point out that 100% of their electricity comes from renewable sources. It seems that New Belgium’s commitment to green energy hasn’t hurt its profits. But is it, in fact, actually helping their bottom line?