New Belgium Beer
New Belgium Beer is more green than the beer on St. Patrick’s Day.
Through embracing new technologies, seeking out alternative forms of energy and reducing their waste stream, New Belgium continues to strive for an environmental balance. These efforts include committing to being the nation’s first 100% wind-powered brewery. Employee owners even voted to dip into their bonus pool to help finance the conversion.
Also, through water recapture and reuse, New Belgium has nearly halved the industry average of using eight barrels of water to produce one barrel of beer. Furthermore, they work hard at keeping their buildings green through the use of sun tubes and daylighting throughout the facility to reusing heat in the brewhouse.
Conserving energy for them is cool.
And finally, they continue to concentrate on those simple three “R’s”. Their reuse program includes heat for the brewing process, cleaning chemicals, water and much more. Recycling at New Belgium takes on many forms, from turning “waste” products into something new and useful (like spent grain to cattle feed), to supporting the recycling market in creative ways (like turning our keg caps into table surfaces). They also buy recycled whenever they can, from paper to office furniture. Reduction efforts include motion sensors on to induction fans that pull in cool winter air to chill their beers.
And hey, the beer is tasty too.