Commonhouse Ales

Craft beer

Columbus, Ohio

United States

About Commonhouse Ales

Commonhouse Ales invests in people, community and business with equal passion. They support organizations they believe in through Six.One For Good Ale and Commonhouse Shares, a continuous fundraising effort.

In order to hold their feet to the fire, Commonhouse Ales chose to complete the rigorous B Impact Assessment to demonstarte that they meet the highest standards of transparency and accountability. B Lab, who created the B Impact Assessment, is a nonprofit organization that serves a global movement of people using business as a force for good. By adhering to the B Impact Assessment standards, Commonhouse Ales hopes to be a better corporate citizen.

We are all unique and diverse, but we all have something in common. Common Ales celebrates that with beer.

Commonhouse Ales decided from the onset that it aspired to become a Certified B Corporation. In thinking about why business is often not aligned with its community, and what would be a better approach, we discovered the B Corp model. Eureka! We wouldn't have to reinvent the wheel. Everything we were thinking was already structured for us to consider.

The Change We Seek®

Change will not come if we wait for someone else or some other time to do it. The best time to plant a tree was twenty years ago; the second best time is now. It's comical to think that beer can be that change, but it's not after a bit of consideration.

Civilization was created because of beer. Hunter Gatherers couldn't have been unless they stayed put and waited for fermentation. Crops got planted to support those efforts. Fast forward, and we saw taverns and inns as the center of community.

Commonhouse Ales aspires to use beer not only to help fund those less fortunate in our community, but also to inspire everyone to once again gather together in constructive discourse. They don't know (yet) how beer will change the world, but it will!

What makes us a better company?

B Impact Report

Certified since: 

May 2017

Company Score

Median Score*



The Environment section of the Assessment evaluates a company's environmental performance through its facilities; materials, resource, and energy use; and emissions. Where applicable, it also considers a company's transportation/distribution channels and environmental impact of its supply chain. This section also measures whether a company's products or services are designed to solve an environmental issue, including products that aid in the provision of renewable energy, conserve resources, reduce waste, promote land/wildlife conservation, prevent toxic/hazardous substance or pollution, or educate, measure, or consult to solve environmental problems.



The Worker section of the survey assesses the company's relationship with its workforce. This section measures how the company treats its workers through compensation, benefits, training, and ownership opportunities provided to workers. It also focuses on the overall work environment within the company through management/worker communication, job flexibility and corporate culture, and worker health and safety practices.



The Customers section of the Assessment measures the impact a company has on its customers. The section focuses on whether a company sells products or services that promote public benefit, and if those products/services are targeted towards serving underserved populations. Questions in this section will measure whether a company's product or service is designed to solve a social or environmental issue (e.g. improves health, preserves environment or creates economic opportunity to individuals or communities, promotes the arts/sciences, or increases the flow of capital to purpose-driven enterprises).



The Community section of the survey assesses a company's impact on its community. The Community section evaluates a company's supplier relations, diversity, and involvement in the local community. The section also measures the company's practices and policies around community service and charitable giving. In addition, this section includes if a company's product or service is designed to solve a social issue, including access to basic services, health, education, economic opportunity, arts, and increasing the flow of capital to purpose-driven enterprises.



The Governance section of the Assessment evaluates a company's accountability and transparency. The section focuses on the company's mission, stakeholder engagement, and overall transparency of the company's practices and policies.

Overall B Score

80 out of 200 is eligible for certification

*Of all businesses that have completed the B Impact Assessment

*Median scores will not add up to overall

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