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Ballast Point Brewing Conjures Beer with Water from Thin Air

Ballast Point Brewing Conjures Beer with Water from Thin Air

Just as the water intensive nature of brewing beer has become a hot topic in the sustainability world – beer is made up of 90% to 95% water – Ballast Point Brewing Co. announced that it has completed its first two batches of beer made with water extracted literally from thin air. That … Read more »

Turning Beer Wastewater into Energy Storage Benefits Breweries, Battery Manufacturers

Beer wastewater can be converted to materials needed to make energy storage cells — a development that researchers say could be a “win-win” for breweries and battery manufacturers.

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Anheuser-Busch Converts St. Louis Trucking Fleet to CNG

Anheuser-Busch is replacing all 97 diesel-fueled tractors in its St. Louis fleet with new compressed natural gas-fueled tractors. By transitioning to the latest CNG technology, Anheuser-Busch expects to reduce carbon dioxide emissions by 2,500 tons per year. This St. Louis announcement marks Anheuser-Busch’s second full brewery fleet transition, following last … Read more »

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AB InBev ‘Most Water Efficient Brewer’

Anheuser-Busch InBev says it is the world’s most water efficient brewer after achieving a water use ratio of 3.2 hectoliters per hectoliter of production. From 2013 to 2014, this resulted in saving the equivalent of the amount of water it takes to make more than 4 billion cans of our … Read more »

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Sewer Water Beer On Tap in Oregon?

A plan to allow a wastewater treatment operator in Oregon to give its recycled sewer water to a group of home brewers who will then turn it into beer was approved by the Oregon Environmental Quality Commission earlier this week. Oregon Public Broadcasting reports that Clean Water Services, a utility … Read more »

Brewers Support Clean Power Plan

Widmer Brothers Brewing founders say they support the Clean Power Plan’s carbon pollution limits. In an editorial published in the Oregonian, founders Kurt Widmer and Rob Widmer write that the proposed carbon standards for existing power plants will create jobs and grow the economy: “The EPA Clean Power Plan offers … Read more »

EPA Rule Pits Brewers Against Farmers

A group of small craft beer brewers, including Sierra Nevada and New Belgium, are actively supporting the EPA’s proposed Waters of the US rule, arguing it will help ensure that they have clean water for their products, while farmers who supply beer ingredients say the rule has the potential to … Read more »

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Fans More Likely To Buy Beer if Stadium Composts, Recycles Trash

Nearly a third of Americans would be more likely to attend a game or concert if the stadium recycled and composted all the trash left behind, a new survey has found. One in five would also buy more beer, hot dogs and nachos. At stake are millions of dollars in … Read more »

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SABMiller Sets Sustainability Targets

SABMiller has pledged to reduce the carbon footprint of its entire supply chain from grass to glass by 25 percent per liter of beer, and 50 percent across all breweries, by 2020, against a 2010 baseline. This carbon goal is one of the new sustainability targets that the world’s second-largest … Read more »

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Craft Brewer Installs Wastewater Reuse System

Bear Republic Brewing Company has installed a Cambrian Innovation EcoVolt water treatment system, which the water and bioelectric technology provider says will cut the brewery’s water treatment costs, generate clean water and energy for on-site use and reduce the facility’s carbon footprint. The EcoVolt system employs a proprietary bioelectric technology … Read more »

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German Beer Industry ‘Threatened by Fracking’

Anheuser-Busch InBev and other German brewers want Chancellor Angela Merkel’s government to block any laws that would allow hydraulic fracturing, which, they say could contaminate water used to make beer and hurt the country’s brewing industry. The Association of German Breweries, which represents Anheuser-Busch InBev, Bitburger Braugruppe and other companies … Read more »