Green Beer 2012

Supporting Sustainable Beer in Asheville, NC: Riverbend Malt House

A tour of the Riverbend Malt House in Asheville, NC. Riverbend produces malt for brewing beer using organic, locally-sourced, heritage grains.

Video Interview: Bison Organic Beers’, Dan Del Grande

Dan urges consumers to vote with their dollars, as purchasing decisions can make a real impact on the sustainability of beer. “By choosing…

Video Interview: Brooklyn Brewery COO, Eric Ottaway

Eight years ago, wanting to help keep a power plant out of their neighborhood, Brooklyn Brewery made the commitment to operate using 100%…

Eco-certification for Craft Brewers

An opportunity exists through eco-certification to showcase craft brewers that have capitalized on sustainability. One choice is eco-certification, a third party assessment of…

Organic Hop Market Expands, Thanks to Uncle Sam

Government doesn’t usually get credit when it does things right, so I’d like to share a looming success story to keep your eye…

Video Interview: Church Key Can Co-Founder, Justin Hawkins

Packaging plays a significant role in a brewery’s ecological footprint. Bringing an old technology to a new product, Church Key Can Co’s pilsner-style…

Video Interview: Dave Chichura & Chad Melis of Oskar Blues

The first craft brewery to put its beer in cans, Oskar Blues is truly a pioneer. Located in Longmont, CO, this growing craft…

Why Cans Are Good For Beer

Cans are now becoming ubiquitous in the craft beer market, from the aisles of upscale grocery stores to the lakes and rivers of…

Brewery Vivant: The First LEED-Certified Microbrewery in the U.S.

Brewery Vivant presents a locally sourced menu and craft beer in a can to Grand Rapids. Brewery Vivant opened in December 2010 as…

Video Interview: Sierra Nevada’s Terence Sullivan

Veterans to the craft beer scene, Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. serves as an inspiration. Driven by the edict reduce, reuse, recycle, Sierra Nevada…

Chicago’s Small Breweries: Local, Sustainable, and Just Great Neighbors

The Chicago craft beer scene’s gradual rise took a big jump in 2011-2012. With the urban brewery concept thriving, Chicago’s small local brewers…

Brewing Beer Sustainably with Mushrooms and Algae

If Brandon Pitcher of 5 Kingdoms Development can make his vision a reality, mushrooms and algae, alongside many other biological organisms, may just…

Video Interview: Sun King Brewing’s Clay Robinson

A truly local brewery, Sun King does all of its business within 70 miles of the brewery, which includes sourcing and distribution. It…

Video Interview: Anderson Valley Brewmaster Fal Allen

Not only does this brewery make award winning beer, they boast an impressive ecological commitment. Located in rural Mendocino, CA, Anderson Valley seeks…

Sustainable Craft Brewing: The Legal Challenges

What few are discussing are the very important environmental law issues that will ultimately affect the long-term growth and market stability of craft…