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New Belgium Brewing Interview | Sustainability & Future Goals

January 11, 2022 |

Given the continued craziness of COVID-19 and its impacts on the craft beer industry, how are breweries’ sustainability goals progressing? Did breweries have to abandon these goals in 2021 or were they able to meet their objectives? To answer these questions, I recently interviewed two sustainability leaders in the craft brewing industry, Brewery Vivant and New Belgium Brewing.

Below is my interview with Katie Wallace, Director of Social and Environmental Impact at New Belgium Brewing. You can read the interview with Kris Spaulding, Owner and President of Brewery Vivant, here.

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Brewery Vivant Interview | Sustainability and Future Goals

December 23, 2021 |

During a year in which COVID-19 continues to affect all aspects of life, how are breweries sustainability goals progressing? To answer this question, I recently interviewed several sustainability leaders in the craft brewing industry. Over the next few weeks, I will share these conversations. My first interview is with Kris Spaulding, Owner and President of Brewery Vivant, which is located in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Spaulding shared about the brewery’s progress over 2021 and what they hope to accomplish in 2022.

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New Belgium Brewery’s 99.9% Zero Waste Business

August 4, 2016 |

The US Zero Waste Business Council (USZWBC) recently awarded its highest level of certification, Platinum, to New Belgium Brewery Company’s Fort Collins facility for its waste reduction efforts. Most noteworthy, New Belgium now redirects 99.9 percent of its waste is … Read More

Sierra Nevada’s Super Eco-Friendly Brewery

July 25, 2016 |

All breweries strive to be the best, but no brewery may have a more eco-friendly facility than Sierra Nevada’s brewery in Mills River, North Carolina. The eastern US location, which opened in the fall of 2014, recently received Leadership in … Read More

Craft Beer, The Planet & What You Can Do On This Earth Day

April 22, 2016 |

Happy Earth Day! We are very lucky to live on the only known planet (to us at least) with beer. To make beer, significant resources are required. After consumption, significant wastes are generated. The impact on the Earth by the craft … Read More

Sustainability on the New Breckenridge Brewery Campus

July 17, 2015 |

Resources are finite. Protecting future materials is imperative. Sustainability is integral to successful business.

These are lessons I consistently hear from business leaders in all industries, including craft beer. The brewing industry is consistently innovative and creative with its sustainability initiatives to ensure water, energy, and raw materials are obtainable for the future.

In June, Breckenridge Brewery opened its new twelve-acre campus in Littleton, Colorado, after being headquartered on Kalamath St. in Denver for 20 years. The new facility allows the brewery to increase production for future growth. Read More

What are Craft Breweries Doing for the Community?

December 8, 2014 | 4

Remember when you first opened your brewery… how long it took to get everything in order, setup the equipment, finally get that first sale.

Remember when you were first asked to donate product for an event… wait, what? Giving … Read More