Skinny Dip for the environment! Designed to quench thirst, Skinny Dip, a New Belgium seasonal brew, wants to be the poster beer for water advocacy. With water conservation is embedded in its corporate culture, New Belgium has become nationally recognized for taking a dive into water advocacy. Of all the trials and tribulations of the world, why water? Because "No fresh water means no great beers," says the Web site. Still, it seems funny, as New Belgium's Skinny Dip is in some ways water's competition. It's designed for the physically active, calorie-conscious beer drinker—hence, the name and "thirst quenching" factor. (Still, people probably won't be packing bottles of the stuff to head to the gym.) Nevertheless, at 108 calories, Skinny Dip has become a strong seller since it launched in 2006. So, while it may never become an all-purpose thirst quencher, it is saving the fishies and benefiting humanity one beer at a time.
—Posted by Allison Shafir