Steps away from the Boise Greenbelt and Boise State University, Idaho’s first B Corp certified brewery, Lost Grove Brewing is mixing up delicious beers and a more equitable future for Boise. Achieving this certification is no short feat, but is a commitment that Lost Grove Brewing has taken on proudly to help set an example for others in a way that is positively impacting our community.
This isn’t the only news the local brewery shared with us, and boy, are we excited to share what’s up and coming with Lost Grove Brewing!
Becoming a B Corp in Idaho
Lost Grove Brewing has always been a company that prioritizes people over profits. It was a natural progression to aim for a B Corp Certification, and it follows in the footsteps of their many core values that were established with the brewery's creation in 2017.
How To Become B Corp Certified
The B Corp certification is a fast-growing movement within the world of business that is allowing customers to trust that companies are holding themselves to a particular set of standards. Simply put, a B Corp certified company makes a commitment to contribute to the communities social and environmental impact, creating a more inclusive, equitable, and regenerative economy.
To become a Certified B Corporation, a company must:
- Provide a high social and environmental performance
- Pledge to a legal commitment within the corporate governance
- Demonstrate transparency into the corporate performance
Sustainability & Lost Grove Brewing
Along with being Idaho’s first B Corp certified brewery, it is also the 19th in the country. Before attaining their certification, Lost Grove prioritized ethical employment, fundraising for local nonprofits and monitoring their emissions with a goal of becoming carbon neutral.
“Since we opened our doors four years ago, Lost Grove has focused on sustainability, social responsibility, community, and, of course, great beer,” said Lost Grove owner Jake Black.
Adding, “It has been a dream of ours to become a B Corp and earning this status helps us share our passion and commitment for doing good in our community. We are so proud to officially become a Certified B Corporation.”
Photo Credit: Lost Grove Brewing
How Lost Grove Brewing Gives Back To The Community
As part of their commitment and ability to gain B Corp certification, Lost Grove Brewing is required to give back to its community in a way that is contributing to equality and equity. They happily obliged and had many programs in place to do this successfully.
Lost Grove Brewing is dedicated to raising money for local Idaho non-profits through their Powerful Pints program. Every month, a tap room hosts a day where 50% of the proceeds generated that night are then donated to the organization they are hosting. On top of that, they donate $2 per beer that has been designated as that organization's tap handle for the month. If you can’t make it into the brewery that month, donations can also be made through the Cauze app.
Learn more about Powerful Pints and their monthly partner here:
Lost Grove’s Powerful Pints Mission
Artist In Residence Program
When Lost Grove Brewing started bottling their tasty new barrel-aged brews, they knew giving their bottles a fresh, “cool-as-hell” look was at the top of their priority list. Now, each year, one local Idaho artist will be designing the label for their special barrel-aged beer series.
The 2022 artist of the year has been announced as Miguel Almeida!
Check out his upcoming work for Lost Grove Brewing and the Artist in Residence program here:
Beer & Art: The Perfect Pairing
Photo Credit: Lost Grove Brewing
What’s Coming To Lost Grove Brewing in 2022
If you’re looking for the perfect spot to post up, visit with good company and sip on some of Boise’s best beers, Lost Grove Brewing is your place! Their patio is known for bringing great local musical acts, including being a free Treefort music venue. You can also find yard games, plenty of furry friends to pet, and sunlight in the warmer months.
This summer, Lost Grove will be adding their very own pizza kitchen to the property. More details are coming as they begin the construction process, but it’s sure to be just as delicious as their hand-crafted brews.
Shade City Brewfest
In collaboration with the Idaho Botanical Garden and the Treasure Valley Canopy Network, the trio is putting together the first-ever Shade City Brewfest. Taking place on Earth Day, the goal of the festival is to celebrate beer and create a space where visitors and vendors can talk about sustainability, conservation, and waste reduction.
Check the invitation below for information!
- Let’s Kick It Mondays: $3 pints and $2 cans of select beers. Come listen to old-school hip hop and enjoy awesome deals on delicious beer!
- Thursday Trivia: Trivia every Thursday from 7-9 pm
- Live Music: Every Friday evening. Check out Facebook or our calendar for the artist!
- Powerful Pint Nights: One evening each month we will feature our Powerful Pint nonprofit partner and donate 50% of the taproom proceeds from that day to the nonprofit.
- BFF Block Party A block party at Lost Grove to celebrate Idaho Gives featuring nonprofit booths, live music, food, and fun! Happening on May 5, 2022.
Find Your Lost Grove
Head to Lost Grove Brewing at 1026 S La Pointe St in the beautiful Boise River and Lusk District to find your new favorite beer and help give back to our community.
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