Father and son Tim and Steve Beauchesne served up the first pint of Beau’s All Natural Brewing Co. Ltd.’s Lug Tread Lagered Ale on Canada Day in 2006 and have been making innovative beers and exercising sustainability practices ever since.
Today, all of Beau’s beers are certified organic and made with 100% certified organic malt and hops, and local spring water. Since its inception, Beau’s wanted to make beer with the best-quality ingredients that could be served fresh, that tasted great, and that people could feel good about drinking.
Beau’s is a proud environmental steward and leader in sustainable craft brewing. In fact in October 2013 Beau’s became the first Canadian brewery to achieve Benefit Corporation (B Corp) certification for their public commitment to maintaining high ethical standards and for their openness and honesty with the people who buy their beer.
Beau’s strongly believes that their commitment to sustainability has played a key role in their success and growth. In fact, the company is currently growing at a rate that is more than four-times the industry average. Beau’s is a great example of a rurally located business that has forged strong connections with urban customers across the province.
Taking pride in creating unique, wonderful and certified organic craft beer, Beau’s products are conceived with honest consideration for the environment and their local communities.
About the Sustainability Award:
Sponsored by Progressive Waste, the Sustainability Award is awarded to a business that has demonstrated that being a leader in sustainability makes good business sense.
What Ontario business leaders are saying about Beau’s All Natural Brewing Co. Ltd.:
“Today more than ever, consumers are looking for companies that demonstrate leadership in areas of environmental stewardship and sustainability. For Beau’s All Natural Brewing Co. Ltd., these two aspects make up the foundation of their business model. Consequently, it is no surprise that Beau’s has experienced outstanding growth over the past several years. I look forward to learning more about their initiatives at this year’s OBAAs.”
– Allan O’Dette, President and CEO of the Ontario Chamber of Commerce
“The Cornwall Chamber of Commerce is thrilled that Beau’s All Natural Brewing Company has been selected as a finalist for the OBAA’s Sustainability Award. Beau’s nine-year growth from 30,000 to 4 million litres and from 5 to 130 employees has made it a key economic driver in Eastern Ontario. Its commitment to the environment by using only organically grown, sustainably produced ingredients has positively showcased the firm and has earned it international recognition.”
– Lezlie Strasser, Executive Manager of the Cornwall Chamber of Commerce
“Beau’s Brewery is a family-and-friends business. When you work here, work is not just a job. It’s our social lives and our professional lives all wrapped together. Because of this, we work harder, try harder and collectively achieve more. And then we celebrate those successes together too.”
– Steve Beauchesne, Co-founder and CEO of Beau’s All Natural Brewing Co. Ltd.
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