“If we don’t have a planet to brew beer on, then our whole business is pretty pointless.” – BrewDog
When BrewDog commits to something it’s seldom a PR stunt (even though the Scotland headquartered global craft brewer is good at those as well.)
Their commitment to brewing a more sustainable future is an admirable…and here’s just some of the ways that they are doing that….
All of BrewDog’s UK electricity now comes from wind power. And they are looking to implement that directive globally.
BrewDog is currently working to build a direct connection to three 800KW electric turbines which is located just behind its Ellon, Scotland brewery.
But until this new network is in place, the brewery’s wind energy in Scotland will continue to come third party provider.
All of the electricity for BrewDog’s more than 50 UK bars now also comes from wind, which is admirable as well.
Used Grain to Bio Gas
All of BrewDog’s spent grain, the biggest brewing byproduct for any brewery, is now converted into green gas.
Working with a local partner BrewDog is now able to turn used malted barley into renewable vehicle fuel and organic fertilizers.
BrewDog is already in the process of replacing its fossil fuel delivery trucks with more earth-friendly alternatives….
This from BrewDog co-Founder James Watt…
“We are working with the brilliant Arrival to replace all of our fossil fuel delivery trucks with these amazing, fully electric ones. And furthermore we are working with our logistics partners to find ways for them to invest in electric vehicles when they do deliveries on our behalf and as part of this 5 new BrewDog electric vehicles, operated by our partner, will be hitting the ground in London very soon.”
Reducing its Carbon Architecture
By brewing beers in the US, Australia, Ellon & Germany BrewDog has significantly reduced the distance its beer has to travel to get it its fans, ensuring fresher beer and lessening the carbon footprint that comes with its product distribution system.
And now the company is working with LOOP and Plastic Free on more sustainable packaging solutions.
“This is just the beginning for us and our mission to become the most sustainable drinks company in the world,” added Watt. “Now is the time to be radical in everything we do.”
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