Monday, February 4, 2013
Waste not; want not!
Apparently, the folks at the Alaskan Brewing Company have solved the problem, using their spent grains to actually power their brewery. In effect they have what they claim is now "beer-powered beer." Check out the story here.
I can recall a visit to one of the first "green breweries," New Belgium Brewing in Ft. Collins, CO during a GABF; and I thought their operation was cutting edge, importing their power from wind turbines far away, and encouraging their employees to pedal to work on company-provided bicycles. When Fat Tire is your flagship beer, that makes marketing sense, too. Their beer was excellent, and it was comforting to know that it was being produced responsibly.
Cheers to the Alaskan Brewing Company!