Local Breweries Master Art of Sustainable Brewing

Dozens of brewers learn clean energy tips at SCE’s Foodservice Technology Center workshop

College campuses often have a local pub that students like to hang out at and for Cal Poly Pomona it’s Innovation Brew Works. But unlike other campus bars, the beers served here are all made by the students or recent graduates themselves.

BIER Provides Leadership in Defining Beer PEFCR

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August 16, 2018 /3BL Media/ - Product Environmental Footprint Category Rules (PEFCRs) are guiding documents and rules intended to provide transparency on the environmental impact of consumer products, and they often influence EU environmental policies as well as consumer information. The European Commission has published the latest PEFCRs on their website, including PEFCRs that focus on the beverage industry—Beer, Wine, and Packed Water.

Carlsberg Promotes Responsible Drinking with 20 Million People in 20 Countries on Global Beer Responsibility Day

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September 15, 2017 /3BL Media/ -- The Carlsberg Group, together with business partners and social organisations today celebrates the third annual Global Beer Responsibility Day (GBRD) - a worldwide effort to promote the responsible consumption of beer.

Sorghum Beer — A Growing Staple for the Ugandan Economy


A pint of East Africa’s Eagle Lager Beer looks like most other lagers — rich gold in hue and frothy on top. But that’s where the resemblance ends. For this beer is designed to do more than just quench thirst: it seeks to transform a society, for the better, one glass at a time.

Launched a decade ago, Eagle is the creation of Nile Breweries Limited, a Uganda-based subsidiary of SABMiller. Eagle uses locally produced crops, which supports the region’s economy and promotes sustainable development.

The Best Air for the Best Beer


Modernizing the compressor room can be a profitable investment, since compressors are responsible for a big share of the energy bill in most industries. Here are three beer companies that have done it.

Compressed air is one of industry’s most important resources. It is also one of the largest consumers of energy, so any savings made in compressed air systems can have a significant impact on costs and on the environment.

Green Brewers: New Belgium & Alaskan

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This week on Sea Change Radio, we are talking about green beer, and it’s not even St. Patrick’s Day. First we talk with Jennifer Vervrier, the Director of Sustainability for New Belgium Brewing Co. In a plot twist straight out of a Laverne & Shirley episode, Vervrier worked her way up from the bottling line to head of sustainability in a brewery now known as one of the most ecological in the country.

Beer Brewers Sign on to Ceres Climate Declaration - The Minute

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As I raised a glass on St. Patrick’s Day, I had a passing question about how sustainability could effect the libation I was enjoying. Beer production requires a huge amount of clean water, large amounts of energy, and a stable climate in which to grow hops and barley. These resources are affected by climate change, which threatens water scarcity, energy uncertainties, and unpredictable weather. What are beer makers doing to ensure their continued access to the natural resources they need to brew brew? The Brewery Climate Declaration has the answer.

Five Questions with Kirin’s President and CEO

From using Fukushima pears to developing a completely alcohol-free beer, here's how Kirin Company is living shared value.

In the new series, Leading Shared Value: Personal Reflections from Global Practitioners, the Shared Value Initiative will speak with global leaders who are driving shared value strategy within their organization. Today we interview Yoshinori Isozaki, President and CEO Kirin Company, Ltd. Isozaki-san will speak at the Shared Value Leadership Summit: Investing in Prosperity, May 13-14 in New York.

BNSF Helps Sierra Nevada Reap Sustainability Benefits of Intermodal


Ken Grossman had a thirst for quality crafted beer. Turns out, so did a lot of people. During America’s craft brewing movement in the late 1970s, Grossman hand built a small brew house at Chico, Calif., with a goal of making exceptional ales and lagers using premium ingredients. He called his company the Sierra Nevada Brewing Co., and on Nov. 15, 1980, his small team of employees brewed the first batch of what would soon become their flagship: Sierra Nevada Pale Ale.

Beer Is Good: Alaskan Brewing Co.'s Geoff Larson

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Do you think beer is good? If you do, you’re not alone. Beer is the most widely consumed alcoholic beverage worldwide, and one of the earliest fermented products humans ever crafted. There’s a new trend brewing in the ancient art of beer making – sustainability. Our guest this week on Sea Change Radio is Geoff Larson, co-founder of Alaskan Brewing Company, a craft brewer that is just as committed to environmental stewardship as it is to making a tasty libation.


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