For the 385 employees of the two-decade-old craft brewery New Belgium Brewing, benefits improve with time. During their first year, workers get a cruiser bicycle; after five years they receive a complimentary brewery-hopping trip to Belgium, which is where co-founder (and Chief Executive Officer Kim Jordan's husband) Jeff Lebesch conceived the Fort Collins (Colo.) company. After 10 years, workers are given a four-week sabbatical and a tree is planted in their name in the campus orchard. The greatest perk, however, is the stock ownership plan—employees have a 42 percent stake in the company. If New Belgium's 97 percent employee retention rate is any indication, the strategy works. The free beer helps, too.
For the 385 employees of the two-decade-old craft brewery New Belgium Brewing, benefits improve with time. During their first year, workers get a cruiser bicycle; after five years they receive a complimentary brewery-hopping trip to Belgium, which is where co-founder (and Chief Executive Officer Kim Jordan's husband) Jeff Lebesch conceived the Fort Collins (Colo.) company. After 10 years, workers are given a four-week sabbatical and a tree is planted in their name in the campus orchard. The greatest perk, however, is the stock ownership plan—employees have a 42 percent stake in the company. If New Belgium's 97 percent employee retention rate is any indication, the strategy works. The free beer helps, too.

Benefits on Tap

Benefits on Tap
Benefits on Tap
For the 385 employees of the two-decade-old craft brewery New Belgium Brewing, benefits improve with time. During their first year, workers get a cruiser bicycle; after five years they receive a complimentary brewery-hopping trip to Belgium, which is where co-founder (and Chief Executive Officer Kim Jordan's husband) Jeff Lebesch conceived the Fort Collins (Colo.) company. After 10 years, workers are given a four-week sabbatical and a tree is planted in their name in the campus orchard. The greatest perk, however, is the stock ownership plan—employees have a 42 percent stake in the company. If New Belgium's 97 percent employee retention rate is any indication, the strategy works. The free beer helps, too.
Tasting Room
Tasting Room
Workers head here to get a beer on the house after finishing their shift.
Sustainable Sanctuary
Sustainable Sanctuary
Employees have been integral in implementing green brewing practices.
Wheels
Wheels
In the summer up to 40 percent of employees bike to work. The campus also has an on-site cycle-cross track.
Personal Brews
Personal Brews
In a quarterly "drink-off," contestants try to identify New Belgium beers by taste. The winner gets a namesake brew that's distributed in-house.
Swirly Slide
Swirly Slide
To get from place to place, workers can opt for a one-story slide.
Open Culture
Open Culture
The campus—a popular spot for visitors and locals—offers daily tours.
Art
Art
Beer- and cycle-themed art is displayed throughout campus buildings.
Foosball
Foosball
Foosball and ping-pong tables are available for use during the workday.