Tag: Beer - Page 5

  • Sierra Nevada Brewery: Beer Powered by the Sun

    September 13, 11:52 PM by Jasmin Malik Chua in Green Food

    By the end of this month, the Sierra Nevada Brewery will be almost entirely off the grid. Already, the brewery has four fuel cells operating 70 to 75 percent of the facility's power, according to Cheri Chastain, the company's sustainability

  • Kegger Time in Bradburn Village

    September 5, 7:51 AM by Lloyd Alter in Sustainable Product Design

    In New Urbanist communities, garages are at the rear, the houses are close to the street and they all have big, usable front porches. We have found in our old Toronto

  • How Green Is Your Beer?

    September 3, 10:44 AM by Lloyd Alter in Green Food

    Hopped up on Pesticides: Farmers are estimated to spray hops 14 times a year with an

  • Go Ahead, Have Another 6-Pack

    August 29, 11:46 AM by Collin Dunn in Sustainable Product Design

    We all know how bad it can be if you don't cut the rings out of your six-pack holders: sea life and other animals get stuck in them, can't move, can't eat and die, and nobody wants that. Rather than cutting them out and throwing them away, though, we

  • A Perfect Cocktail: Biofuel and Booze?

    August 26, 2:56 AM by Karin Kloosterman in Renewable Energy

    What could be better than distilling biofuel? How about biofuel made from booze? Leave it to the Scots to dream up this one. Researchers from the University of Abertay Dundee say it is possible to run your car on the by-products of the brewing and

  • Giddyup, Beer Box Cowboy

    August 20, 8:57 AM by Jasmin Malik Chua in Style

    With the last leg of summer upon us, Northern Hemisphere types shouldn't be ditching the sunscreen or doffing off their hats just yet. We think this piece of headgear speaks for itself—or it would, if it weren't attempting to belch out the

  • Beer Can Be Green Even If It's Not Saint Patty's Day

    July 12, 12:10 PM by Jess Root in Green Food

    Look out Brooklyn Brewery; you have some competition in the house! As of July 1st, NYC’s Village Pourhouse has become eco-serious, taking a pledge to implement practices that will reduce their carbon footprint, without sacrificing the fun factor, and

  • Beer Waste to Energy: Anheuser-Busch's BERS System

    June 15, 9:38 AM by Jeff McIntire in Renewable Energy

    While St. Louis-based brewing giant Anheuser-Busch has only jumped into organic brewing relatively recently, according to this morning's Post-Dispatch, the company has been involved in alternative energy development for over two decades. BERS is a very

  • Organic Food is Like, Organic, Right?

    June 11, 10:35 AM by Lloyd Alter in Green Food

    Remember Store Wars, the dramatic battle between the organic forces of good and the dark side, Darth Tater and the forces of industrialized agriculture? The dark side is back, and this time they are infiltrating, co-opting and corrupting from within.

  • German Biofuels Incentives Drive Up the Price of Beer

    May 30, 9:55 AM by Jeff McIntire in Renewable Energy

    We've noted on a number of occasions that the recent worldwide biofuels push could have a range of unintended consequences, from higher food prices to greater deforestation. In Germany, recent subsidies for biofuel crops have had an effect of the price

  • Foster's: Australian for Alternative Energy

    May 3, 2:35 PM by Sean Fisher in Corporate Responsibility

    Researchers at the University of Queensland have pioneered a way to create energy out of the waste created from brewing beer. First on tap (too good of a pun to pass up), Australian beer-maker Foster's. The Australian university and the product that

  • TreeHugger Picks: Have a Green Weekend

    March 9, 11:42 AM by Collin Dunn in Culture

    For many TreeHuggers, weekends offer a break from work and a good chance to catch up on some fun stuff; read a book, go out for dinner, or just sleep in a little bit. For others, it's time to do some chores and prepare for next week. Either way, here

  • Long Trail Brewery, Bridgewater Corners, VT

    March 2, 1:40 PM by Kara DiCamillo in Green Food

    I turned on my computer today with a thought in mind as to what I was going to write about. It just so happens that I'm in Vermont (where it is dumping snow!) and at Long Trail Brewery, the only place I can seem to pick up internet service. As I

  • Book Review: Fermenting Revolution

    February 27, 3:17 PM by Siel in Green Food

    Want to save the world? Drink beer! Okay -- It's not as simple as that, but Christopher Mark O'Brien's beer book -- Fermenting Revolution: How to Drink Beer and Save the World -- clearly shows how your drinking habits can affect the world around you.

  • Green Man: New Zealand's Organic, Vegan Beer

    January 5, 9:29 AM by Warren McLaren in Green Food

    A vegan friend has to limit her choice of beer to just a couple of brands, ‘coz the majority of beer is filtered through fish bladders, well the isinglass found in such things. She would love Green Man beer. Not only is it brewed from organic

  • Peak Organic Brewing Company

    December 8, 8:20 AM by Collin Dunn in Green Food

    Created to toast life's peak experiences, the beers crafted by Peak Organic Brewing Company is a small brewing company dedicated to making delicious beer using the world’s best ingredients. They believe that using barley and hops that are grown without

  • TreeHugger Picks: Do-Gooding Drinks

    January 26, 10:15 AM by Collin Dunn in Culture

    TreeHuggers are a thirsty crowd, as evidenced by our numerous posts about breweries and wineries and all the booze they crank out. The best of them not only produce thirst-quenching beers, sippable wines and the like, but also do good and give our

  • Earthships: Self-Sustaining Homes

    June 11, 7:52 AM by Justin Thomas in Sustainable Product Design

    My first encounter with Earthships was by accident. I was driving through the New Mexican desert, on my way to Taos. Off in the distance I could see some strange buildings and I said to the two ladies with me "What are those odd structures — those