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Beyond the Barnyard

Brewers’ spent grain is being used to not only help grow crops and livestock, but to feed the hungry, generate energy, and spin off ancillary businesses.

Sustainability 101 and a Success Story: Cashing In on Resource Efficiency!

Discover the most common sustainability best management practices for craft brewers, along with the biggest resource optimization opportunities that your brewery should be cashing in on! Join Kaitlin Urso, small business environmental consultant for the Colorado Department of Public Health …Read More

Sustainable Innovations in Practical Application

Hear from a panel of brewers what it’s like to make emerging technologies and practices in sustainability part of your daily operations. Each of these panelists has experience implementing one of the sustainable innovations discussed at CBC 2018. Get their …Read More

State of the Waste Management Industry

Recycling has been in the news a lot lately, and not necessarily in a good way. The New York Times reported that “As Costs Skyrocket, More U.S. Cities Stop Recycling,” while The Atlantic asked, “Is This the End of Recycling?” …Read More

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Educational Publications

Sustainability Benchmarking Reports

The Sustainability Benchmarking Reports provide a platform for the craft brewing community to share best practices for identifying how to use water more efficiently, generating less wastewater and solid waste, decreasing total energy usage, and reducing greenhouse gas emissions.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

Industry Updates

Sustainability Manuals

Environmental stewardship is a top priority for both craft brewers and craft beer enthusiasts. Maintaining a healthy balance between stewardship, social enrichment, and economic vitality is important to the future success of craft brewing.Read More

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