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We hosted a Sustainable Brewery Summit from 1:00 - 5:00 p.m. on August 15, 2017 for Colorado craft brewers at Great Divide's Barrel Bar Bottling Hall.
We offer free environmental assessments to raise awareness on the environmental impacts of brewing beer. We also provide brewers with pollution prevention strategies.
We perform free, on-site assessments at breweries. We have discovered some pollution prevention techniques and identified some opportunities for breweries to become more environmentally-friendly.
Best-Practices in most breweries:
Unique ways to prevent pollution in breweries:
Offsetting grid-supplied electricity with photovoltaic solar arrays.
Routing the waste CO2 from fermentation to an aquarium that grows a special strain of algae. The algae are used by an external company to develop sustainable printer ink.
Practices that could be started at more breweries:
Starting a leak detection program for air and water.
Installing motion sensors on lights in low traffic areas such as a warehouse or a fermentation room.
Switching to a waterless canning line that uses an "Ionized air-rinse."
Participating breweries include Avery, Asher, Breckenridge, Crazy Mountain, Great Divide, Horse and Dragon, Left Hand, Purpose and Upslope.
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