My latest featured article for RateBeer’s The Hop Press… posted on Saturday, April 17th.
A while back I had the very great pleasure of again visiting the Magic Hat Brewery in South Burlington, Vermont. I say again, but you should understand that my visits to their facility were about 15 years apart. Though not first on the Vermont beer scene, Magic Hat embodies the essence of what is “right” about many of the brewers in Vermont.
My latest featured article for RateBeer’s The Hop Press… posted on Saturday, February 27th.
It is fairly common these days for all sorts of businesses to maintain that they include a “socially responsible mission” as a part of doing business with the rest of the world. Beer brewing businesses, of course, are among those which participate in this and some provide outstanding examples of companies altering their business practices to benefit a variety of important societal causes. Gone are the days when businesses can simply give such things lip service, as both consumers and industry watchdogs are ready and able to measure their level of commitment toward environmental stewardship and their support of their community. Not only have many breweries embraced this socially responsible side of their business, many have discovered that this can also mean both higher sales and drive higher profits to their bottom line.