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Tag: Sustainability

Bisphenol Pale Ale: Should You Be Worried About the BPA in Your Beer Can? Beer and Health by

The industry’s wholehearted embrace of cans comes with a lurking question: should we be worried about chemicals in the container’s epoxy lining?

March 2017 News: Good Food Awards, Pussy Riot Beer Gains Support, Barley Contracts Slashed, and a Biodigester for Founders News by

In a roundup of beer news, 13 breweries win Good Food Awards for sustainability; Colorado Trump protest beer gains additional support; Anheuser-Busch, MillerCoors cut back Montana barley contracts; and Michigan builds a biodigester to treat Founders wastewater.

California’s First Micro-Malthouse to Open in Bay Area News by

With the opening of Admiral Maltings, California craft breweries will have access to sustainably farmed, locally grown barley malted practically next door.

David Morgan of SingleSpeed Brewing 9 Steps to Beerdom by

SingleSpeed Brewing, the Cedar Falls, Iowa, nanobrewery Morgan founded in 2012, is on the brink of a major expansion, as SingleSpeed exits its nano-sized beta version for a state-of-the-art brewhouse opening late this year.

Six-Packs for the Sea Innovation by

Florida’s Saltwater Brewery has developed a new six-pack holder that promises to not only save marine life from entanglement, but feed them as well.

Breweries Add LEED Certification to Sustainability Efforts News by

Although many breweries prioritize sustainability, less than a dozen have achieved the US Green Building Council’s Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design (LEED) certification.

Katie Wallace, Assistant Director of Sustainability at New Belgium Last Call by

Environmental efficiency is embedded in the culture at New Belgium Brewing, largely thanks to Katie Wallace, assistant director of sustainability.

Drought vs. Draft: California Craft Breweries Innovate, Conserve, and Pray to Combat Four Years of Little Rain Feature by

While green lawns go brown, farms go fallow, and everyone is asked to cut their water usage at every turn, beer drinkers are forced to consider whether their favorite drink is worth such a reservoir-sucking impact.

pFriem Family Brewers From the Source by

From its brewhouse in Hood River—a Silver LEED certified building with a roof covered in solar panels and a rainwater collection system for irrigation—pFriem is melding European tradition with American ingenuity using tools unfamiliar to most small craft breweries.

Beer Bottle Gardens Innovation by

Paige Mattson is the creator of Sprout Bottle, a handcrafted, reclaimed beer bottle garden kit that she says she invented because of a growing interest in repurposing items that become garbage far too often.

Maui Brewing Company: 5 Essentials 5 Essentials by

On Christmas Eve 2014, Maui Brewing Company opened the doors to its new taproom in Kihei, Hawaii. Bigger, greener and complete with an outdoor patio, Maui is poised for the future.

Brewery Vivant Becomes the Newest B Corp-Certified Brewery News by

In May of this year, Brewery Vivant of Grand Rapids, Mich. became the fifth brewery to earn B Corp, or benefit corporation.

Jason Spaulding, President, Brewery Vivant Last Call by

For Jason Spaulding and his wife, Kris, sustainability is about leaving the world in better shape than when we found it. Acting on that commitment, Brewery Vivant is one of 21 breweries that have signed on to raise awareness of the Clean Water Act.

Brewery Vivant From the Source by

Rather than starting from scratch in a warehouse space on the edge of town, co-owners Jason Spaulding and his wife, Kris, repurposed the early-1900s funeral home chapel and livery stables to house their small, niche brewery in the East Hills neighborhood of Grand Rapids, Mich.

Saving the World, Growler by Growler Innovation by

Hydro Flask is a company that makes beverage bottles—from 12-ounce single-serves to 64-ounce growler-sized vessels, with several sizes in between. Made from food-grade 18/8 stainless steel, these reusable containers also feature double-wall vacuum insulation.

Dave’s Brewfarm From the Source by

Better beer was born “outside the box,” and continues to evolve removed from the mainstream today. The result has been an industry of rebels and renegades who defy classification, like David Anderson, who is quietly making curious and interesting beers at Dave’s BrewFarm in Wilson, Wis.

Beer Pouch Bucks Bottles & Cans Innovation by

In the beer world, there are bottles, growlers and cans of many shapes and sizes, but nothing has come close to the portability that wine lovers enjoy. Until now.

Beer News News by

Will Straub’s returnable bottles get canned?; Independent Brewers United acquired by North American Breweries; no Christmas this year for Goose Island; and Sierra Nevada teaming up with Trappist monks.

Christian Ettinger 9 Steps to Beerdom by

Christian Ettinger founded Hopworks Urban Brewery on the idea that radical sustainability should be commonplace. The organic, Portland, Ore., brewpub has taken environmentalism further than any brewpub in the country.

Beer News News by

Sierra Nevada helps create fuel from yeast; Bill Brand passes away; BEER act arrives; Molson creates mega mural for Olympic Games; Oregon tax law; Debate still brewing over Alabama’s beer laws.

Beer News News by

Dave’s beer turning green; Utah man can restore landmark beer billboard; resale of stolen kegs outlawed in N.D.; and Brewery Ommegang’s commemorative ale stripped of its presidential title.

Beer News News by

Grolsch swings to SABMiller, Widmer and Redhook to merge, Canadians’ outdated beer fridges, “Dublin Beer Bandit” at large, and a new beer allegedly reaches 20 percent ABV.

Beer News News by

What’s new in beer including the birth of MillerCoors, Stone Brewing going green, and Dixie Brewing Company resuming operations.

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