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Educational Publications

Sustainability Benchmarking Tools

Check the progress of you brewery’s sustainability efforts by reviewing the 2015 – 17 Sustainability Benchmarking reports. Through the benchmarking tool and sustainability manuals, the BA and the Sustainability Subcommittee encourages conscientious brewing practices that will ensure the long-term success of …Read More

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Educational Publications

Sustainability Benchmarking Reports

Step 1: Get Started Downloads 2017 Sustainability Benchmarking Update (pdf) 2016 Sustainability Benchmarking Update (pdf) 2015 Sustainability Benchmarking Annual Report (pdf) The reports provides a platform for the craft brewing community to share best practices for identifying how to use water more efficiently, generating less …Read More

Building a Returnable Bottle Market

Craft brewers have always led the way in considering the environmental impact of their decisions. This panel will provide brewers with the latest updates on where, why, and how refillable beer bottles are gaining a toehold in craft brewing. Craft …Read More

Power Hour

Glass Recycling and Craft Brewers

Glass bottles are endlessly recyclable and can contain over 95 percent recycled content while maintaining structural integrity. In the U.S., however, the average recycled content of glass bottles is only 33 percent and many times we see less than 5 …Read More

Glass and Cans: A Moderated Discussion

Wired contributing editor and Slate and New York Times columnist Brendan Koerner moderates a debate between beer can and glass bottle suppliers as they discuss the benefits of each package type and are challenged on perceived drawbacks. Read More

Industry Updates

Sustainable Uses of Spent Grain

CraftBeer.com – Spent grain, the leftover malt and adjuncts after the mash has extracted most of the sugars, proteins, and nutrients, can constitute as much as 85 percent of a brewery’s total by-product. Author Kay Witkiewicz uncovers craft breweries all …Read More

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