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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.
One year after making Fat Tire the first certified carbon neutral beer in the United States, New Belgium Brewing is releasing a Carbon Neutral Toolkit, available on their website, DrinkSustainably.com. With the toolkit, breweries can educate themselves on climate change, learn what outputs they need to track and use the toolkit’s spreadsheet for recording. Additionally, in April, New Belgium released Torched Earth Ale, a beer made of ingredients they believed “would be available in a climate-ravage future.”
Easter will be different this year. While Easter mass, celebrations and social gatherings will all-but be cancelled due to current social distancing guidelines, this time of the year still gives you an opportunity to stock up on sugary sweets and decadent chocolate during your weekly grocery run. With that in mind, we thought it would be fun to pull together a list of six beers perfect for an Easter basket (or barrel) that works from sweet and tart to stout and savory. Instead of SweeTarts, Reese’s Eggs and Peep’s, you get milk stout, lambic-styles, chocolate porters and more. Here’s our Ultimate 6er of beers to stock in your Easter basket this year.
It’s been an interesting year in beer to say the least. This year we set out to explore a wider array of breweries and beers and came back pretty surprised by what we discovered. And while it would be nearly impossible to break down the best beers from 2019, we looked back on some of our favorites from the past year as well as some of the most stand-out breweries, beer festivals and stories from 2019. Enough exposition, let’s get straight to the honors.
Twitch has become an increasingly popular platform since it launched back in 2011. Now, in 2019, the platform reported having over 15 million daily active users who watch video streams. Although Twitch streams cover a plethora of genres, market researcher Newzoo reported that eSports account for 21.3% of Twitch viewing; Which doesn’t really come as a surprise with the popularity of Fortnite and gaming influencers/professional gamers such as Dr. Disrespect, Tfue, and Ninja (who actually announced an exclusive partnership with Microsoft’s Mixer streaming platform so he is no longer active on Twitch). Like many other activities, cracking a beer while watching your favorite stream can only enhance the experience. Although I personally have not dabbled much in the world of Twitch, I’m very fortunate enough to be dating someone who is. So, he was not only able to teach me more about one of his passions, but help me pair it with one of our shared passions: craft beer!
In 2018, Colorado craft beer consumers had its demand for more met with more supply as the state saw 67 new brewery openings or additions. Astonishingly, this is the most since 2014 when 68 brewery openings occurred.
This week at PorchDrinking, we enjoyed a wide array of craft beers from across the country. At the height of Summer, our team has enjoyed delicious beer at festivals, concerts, cross-country trips, and a slew of outdoor activities. Check out the behind the scenes from this week’s brewventures. This is What We’re Drinking.
Beer is a love language all on its own. This Valentine’s Day, show your love language by indulging in one of these chocolate-infused craft beers oozing with rich, sweet chocolate goodness. This Ultimate Round Up will help you find the ultimate chocolate beers. You can forgo the chocolates and roses this year. We won’t judge.
The holiday season comes to a close, but we look back on all the delicious brews we enjoyed during our time with family and friends. We also contemplate giving our livers a break in the new year…..NOT! Here’s What We’re Drinking.
Did you wake up this morning, look at the calendar and wonder if it is actually Friday today? Luckily, you’re not alone. One of the many rewards of a Monday holiday is a shorter work week. Some PorchDrinkers traveled over the holiday weekend, some stayed home, and unfortunately some had to work. Despite these differences, we all had one thing in common this week: we enjoyed a delicious brew. Check out what we imbibed in this week’s edition of What We’re Drinking!
Big news in the craft beer world this week: Four Peaks was bought by Anheuser-Busch, New Belgium looks into selling, and Ninkasi revamps their Flagship Series. Don’t miss out on the stories all your friends are talking about. Keep reading to get the details in this edition of the Weekly Growler Fill.
Epic introduces a new session series, New Belgium taps Rhinegeist for a collaboration, and the FDA has more regulations for the craft beer industry. This week brings some big craft beer news that you cannot afford to miss. Grab a cold one, keep reading, and get informed with this edition of the Weekly Growler Fill.
Upslope unveiled plans for a new brewpub, the SF Giants get their own craft beer, and New Belgium is changing the recipes for Abbey and Trippel. These are just a few of the stories dropping this week, read on to get all of the details in this edition of the Weekly Growler Fill.
Epic Brewing created a new version of Brainless on Peaches, Alabama lawmakers are still kickin’ it old school, and some Colorado churches are combining craft beer and worship. This week’s Growler Fill has tons of stories that you do not want to miss – read on to keep your craft beer game strong.
This week we are serving up not one, but two stories about New Belgium Brewing. We are also preparing you for the Craft Brewers Conference, helping you figure out the best IPAs in the US, and doing a little feature on Coachella. Yes, Coachella. Who knew they had a Craft Beer Barn? Now you do! Read on to get the details of these stories in this edition of the Weekly Growler Fill.
It’s Monday which means the craft beer news is here. I know you don’t have time to sort through all of the beer-related articles, so I compiled the best ones for you. This week, we’re giving you the details about a few pro-golfers that have opened up a brewery, the scoop on New Belgium’s latest beer, and a farewell to the original Stone Pale Ale. Click read more and education yourself with this edition of the Weekly Growler Fill.
I’m well aware that it is 2 weeks past Thanksgiving and I’m just now posting a cranberry sauce recipe. Up on the east coast, our holiday turned into quite the event when all the power went out. Not only did we have to prepare for 30 people coming over to our feast, I needed to find out how to post this recipe. Unfortunately, no electricity means no wifi so I saved this cranberry dream until now. I’m confident everyone at your Christmas party is going to love it.
Many events occurred over the last week and exciting things are about to happen. This week’s Growler Fill celebrates the end of a bill, the beginning of a microbrewery, and much more. Also – prepare your livers because its about to be American Craft Beer Week. As if we needed an excuse to drink more craft beer…