At the end of February I had the pleasure of being a guest on the Brew Roots podcast for an episode dedicated to eco-friendly beer. Among the topics we tackled were the importance of buying and drinking local, choosing refillable growlers for takeaway beer, what brewers can do with their spent grains, breweries that are using renewable energy, and the importance of consumers using their voice to let know businesses know that being environmentally conscious is import to them. Some of the breweries we discussed were Massachusetts based Tree House Brewing, Trillium Brewing, Barrington Brewery, RiverWalk Brewing, and Brewer’s Crackers, as well as San Diego’s Pure Project Brewing, Maine’s NU Brewing, and a few others. Check out the episode intro below.
As you know, sustainability and being environmentally conscious is very important to Brew Roots, so we figured we should have an episode discussing what consumers and breweries can do to be environmentally responsible when it comes to our favorite beverage. We had Rob Vandenabeele, co-founder of the Mass. Brew Bros and Eco-Friendly Beer Drinker sit down and discuss what the Massachusetts scene is doing to promote sustainability in the brewing community, and what we can do as consumers to be responsible as well. We hope you learn something – we sure did!