On Monday, New Belgium Brewing announced giving a one-million dollar donation to the CSU fermentation effort. The company will donate it to Colorado State University’s Fermentation Science Technology program. Its CEO and Co-founder, Kim Jordan, would donate $500,000 to the project, while the rest of the amount will be distributed through the New Belgium’s philanthropy wing over a five-year period.
This amount would be used in updating and renovating the facilities used by the Science program located in the Gifford Building, and this effort will include renovating the brewing space, classroom and laboratory. Jordan noted that this donation is essential for their company’s long time relationship with the university and said that it would be meaningful for them to give something back to it.
He added that craft brewing has employed more than 100,000 people, so it is important for them to support the upcoming brewers who would them into the future of the industry.
The said renovated space will carry the name “New Belgium Fermentation Science and Technology Laboratory” and will be home to kitchen, analytic, sensory and brewing room. Since 2005, CSU has opened its doors for students interested in the Science and Technology of Brewing.