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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

Optimizing CIPs for Water Savings

Cleaning and sanitation within a brewery are critical to good beers; but these activities use a lot of water in the process. Speakers in this session have an incredibly amount of experience and knowledge that you won’t want to miss. …Read More

Pure Water Brewing Alliance: Water Reuse and Brewing

Over the past four years, beer brewed from reclaimed water has started conversations about the reusable nature of all water. Craft brewers, homebrewers, and wastewater utilities will discuss water reuse in brewing. Read More

Small-scale CO2 Capture Technology

CO2 recovery has been described in brewing white papers and literature from the 80s. Craft brewing leaders like Sierra Nevada and Alaskan Brewing have implemented large-scale engineered CO2 recovery solutions to reduce costs and greenhouse gases. Earthly Labs CEO Amy …Read More

Sustainability Benchmarking

Updated results and trends from the 2017 Sustainability Benchmarking Initiative will be presented. Also discussed will be insights into how to use the power of the data to drive financial profitability and environmental responsibility. Two breweries will present case studies …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

Sustainability from the Start

Kris Spaulding leads a panel of innovative brewers to discuss simple and affordable improvements that have increased efficiency and reduced costs in their breweries. Representing a wide range of locations, production volumes and business models, the speakers will highlight real-world …Read More

Power Hour

Reduce Costs by Benchmarking Utility Usage and Waste

In this Power Hour, John Stier, the BA’s sustainability mentor, explains how brewers can use sustainability benchmarking tools to reduce the cost of utilities and waste disposal by tracking their resource consumption on a per-barrel basis. The BA’s benchmarking tools provide …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

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