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Beau's All Natural Brewing Company

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Photo of Steve Beauchesne, Tim Beauchesne and MPP Marie-France Lalonde

Steve Beauchesne, Tim Beauchesne and MPP Marie-France Lalonde

In seven years, Beau's All-Natural Brewing Company has gone from struggling startup to exceeding $12 million in annual sales. Part of that success comes from producing award-winning beer. But for the Vankleek Hill brewers, sustainability and community are also key. Beau's uses 100 per cent recycled paper products, delivers its spent grains to farmers to use as feed and insists on crown-capped bottles, which can be reused more times than bottles with twist-off caps. All its beer is organic, and you'll find solar panels on the brewery's roof. Meanwhile, Beau's Oktoberfest event attracts more than 12,000 visitors to the region each year and raises hundreds of thousands of dollars for charities and community organizations. It all goes to show: great beer can be a force for great good.


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