Mountain Goat Beer: Organic India Pale Ale
Just the other month Mountain Goat Beer brewery heard they'd been successful in receiving government dollar-for-dollar funding for their new solar system. Nine solar panels and a 2,000 litre hot water tank will be used to pre-heat their brew water. This will join their other green initiatives, which include: Rainwater harvesting for toilet flushing, saving 100,000 litres of potable mains water in the first year of installation. A vapour condensing unit attached to their brew kettle all but eliminates emissions of steam and odour. In a similar vein all waste water is PH and and temperature neutralised in a holding tank before release from the plant. The brewery itself is in a converted warehouse ...... and used "a huge range of reclaimed materials including corrugated iron for internal walls, windows and frames, doors, timber for the bar and the 3 big tables, various cupboards and cabinets, a cool room and even a urinal." And we like this initiative — A Christmas bonus is paid to staff based on the number of times during the year they rode their bicycle or caught public transport to work. And the beer itself? As a summer seasonal offering they make India Pale Ale, which is, apparently, Australia's first 100% certified organic beer. The organically grown and malted German pilsener and light Munich malts combine with organic New Zealand Pacific Gem hops in a process certified by the Biological Farmer's Association. Cheers! ::Mountain Goat Beer.