Category: Breweries

The treasure inside beer lost in a shipwreck 120 years ago

Read the full story from the BBC.

Long-forgotten yeast strains are being sought out from shipwrecks, abandoned breweries and other locations in the hope they could be put to good use if resurrected.

Beer brand Corona achieves global net zero plastic footprint

Read the full story at ESG Today.

Anheuser-Busch InBev’s beer brand Corona announced today that it has achieved a global net zero plastic footprint, becoming the first global beverage brand to remove more plastic from the environment than it releases.

By-product from beer industry can be used to improve soil health

Read the full story at European Scientist.

By-products from the beer industry can be used in agriculture to improve soil quality and increase crop yields, according to a study published by a team of Spanish researchers. The team is keen to explore what other types of waste can be used in a similar manner.

Tesco to scrap 50m pieces of plastic from beers & ciders

Read the full story at Retail Gazette.

Tesco is set to become the first major retailer to scrap soft plastic rings and shrink wrap packaging from all beers and ciders across its UK stores.

Table scraps: How Four Peaks walks its sustainable talk

Read the full story at Phoenix New Times.

Four Peaks Brewing Co. always seems to be doing something cool for the world. Yes, I’m aware Arizona’s largest brewery was bought out by Anheuser-Busch InBev in 2015. But that doesn’t seem to have diminished its sustainability efforts. In fact, some of its righteous activities happen because of its Anheuser-Busch partnership.

I first realized Four Peaks went beyond beer-making in 2019 when we wrote about the canned water partnership with Arizona State Parks. That project was more about keeping summer hikers alive, but it also demonstrated how Four Peaks walks its talk.

NY Sustainable Brewery Summit

Join the New York State Pollution Prevention Institute (NYSP2I) for the NY Sustainable Brewery Summit on May 4 and May 11 from 1PM – 3:30PM EDT.

The two-part online event will discuss sustainability and pollution prevention best practices, focusing on three key areas:

  • The need for sustainability in brewing
  • Real-world solutions for energy, water, and chemical use reduction
  • Communicating sustainability with your supply chain and the public

The May 4 session will cover water and chemical use reduction and the May 11 session will cover waste reduction and energy conservation.

Visit for more information and to register.

Webinar series: Sustainable Solutions for Craft Beverage Producers

EPA Region 1, ENERGY STAR and the New Hampshire Pollution Prevention Program are hosting Sustainable Solutions for Craft Beverage Producers, a free three-part webinar series. The dates and topics are:

Webinar – Guide for Brewers: Energy and Environment Project Implementation

Apr 7, 2021, 10 am CDT
Register here.

Prior to the pandemic, the craft brewing industry contributed nearly $83 billion to the US economy and supported more than 580,000 jobs. During this time, Pennsylvania ranked 5th in the number of craft breweries in the United States, and 2nd in economic impacts by state.

Join PennTAP on National Beer Day for a webinar on how a craft brewer and small business owner can recover money and reduce operation costs through energy efficiency projects and best practices. The speakers will be sharing project ideas and resources uncovered while working in the field, which have reduced energy consumption, expanded production, and minimized waste and emissions. Also joining the webinar will be guest speaker Matteo Rachocki, CEO of Voodoo Brewery, who will share his experiences and lessons learned.

Webinar: Sustainable Solutions for Craft Beverage Producers: Energy Treasure Hunt for Microbreweries

Apr 27, 2021, noon CDT
Register here.

Join EPA’s Region 1 Pollution Prevention Program, EPA’s ENERGY STAR® Program & the New Hampshire Department of Environmental Services’ Pollution Prevention Program for a free three-part webinar series on Sustainable Solutions for Craft Beverage Producers.

The first webinar will feature Energy Treasure Hunts for Microbreweries. Danny Macri and Emily Bolger from ENERGY STAR will give an Overview of the Energy Treasure Hunt Process and provide insights into using the ENERGY STAR Treasure Map for Microbreweries which is an opportunity for brewers to uncover opportunities to save.

Scott Lawson, Director of Brewing Operations at Lawson’s Finest, will then demonstrate How to Conduct an Energy Treasure Hunt in a Brewery and show how to maximize efforts in reducing energy costs. Energy costs can be 5-10% of cost of goods sold in breweries. As the brewing industry continues to grow, start questioning why things are the way they are and how to reduce the bottom line.

Upcoming Sustainable Solutions for Craft Beverage Producers Webinars

  • Innovative Solutions: Solar Hot Water and CO2 Recovery Systems – May
  • How to Cultivate a Culture of Sustainability at Your Facility – June

Tennessee Sustainable Spirits Webinar: Sustainability and Community Engagement

Feb 22, 2021, 1:30-2:30 pm CST
Register here.


  • Mark Valencia – TDEC: Environmental Scientist
  • Anthony Davis –  East Nashville Beer Works: President
  • Kelly Tipler – TN State Parks Conservancy: Executive Director       

The Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation – Office of Policy and Sustainable Practices (OPSP) invites you to the Tennessee Sustainable Spirits’ first webinar of the year. This webinar will discuss how spirits producers can address sustainability and community engagement. Attendees will learn more about how spirits producers can engage with the community in a way that educates or encourages sustainability.

The TN State Parks Conservancy has partnered with Tennessee Brew Works to develop a beer made with 100% local ingredients. A portion of proceeds from beer sales goes to the conservancy. Kelly Tipler from the TN State Park Conservancy will be discussing ways producers can partner with non-profit community organizations. East Nashville Beer Works is a brewery designed around the concept of community. Anthony Davis will discuss how East Nashville Beer Works engages with the community and how others can do the same.

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