How Kim Jordan Built New Belgium Brewery Into A 1.5-Million-Barrel Business

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Photo: CEO of New Belgium Brewing Company Kim Jordan (2012)
New Belgium Brewing Company CEO Kim Jordan.

It's a story steeped into Colorado's deep craft beer mythology: Over 25 years, Kim Jordan grew New Belgium Brewery from a business in her basement into one of the Unites States' largest breweries.

On Wednesday, Aug. 1, Jordan will recount that tale in front of a live audience at the Boulder Theater. The event is hosted by Guy Raz, who hosts the NPR podcast "How I Built This," which profiles successful entrepreneurs. The evening is sold out, but Jordan and Raz spoke to Colorado Matters about Jordan's highs and lows and the craft beer industry.

This interview is a part of the Colorado Matters Disruptors series.