Can We Brew Beer Better? Join Us for a Workshop on Sustainable BrewingJanuary 30, 2014
Arguably the only problem with beer is that it requires a lot of resources to produce. Craft breweries in the Northwest are leading the industry-wide push to make brewing operations more efficient and sustainable. What are they doing? How are they doing it?
At this event, you’ll hear about the unique partnerships, techniques, and technology that Northwest breweries are employing to save water, waste, energy, and money. The workshop will include regional experts in technical assistance and brewery sustainability. Oh, and Redhook will provide a brewery tour, dinner (bar fare from Redhook’s grill), and beverages.
So come join the conversation – whether you’re a brewer, technician, sustainability guru, or just a curious and thirsty soul. We look forward to figuring out how we can brew beer better.
Event at a Glance
When: February 27, 2014, 4:00 to 7:30pm PT
Where: Redhook Brewery 14300 NE 145th St. Woodinville, WA. 98072
Why: Brewing uses significant resources. How can we make beer brewing better? Come join the conversation.
Who: The Pacific Northwest Pollution Prevention Resource Center (PPRC) is hosting the event in partnership with the Craft Brew Alliance. Take a peak below to see more details about individual presenters.
Cost: 50 dollars per person. Dinner, know-how, and networking included!
What’s on Tap:
- Intro by Paula Del Giudice, Executive Director of PPRC.
- Julia Person from the Craft Brew Alliance will highlight energy and water saving efforts taken and underway at CBA’s two breweries—Redhook Brewery in Woodinville and Widmer Brothers in Portland.
- Ken Grimm and Michelle Gaither from PPRC will give a brief look into what’s going on at breweries in Alaska and Oregon, including results from a “Lean and Environment” project.
Mid-evening break with dinner and a brewery tour.
- The Washington Ecology’s Technical Resources for Engineering Efficiency (TREE) team, featuring Dan Ferguson, will discuss the technical resources available to brewers.
- Bobbi Wallace from the City of Kirkland will share Best Management Practices when it comes to managing water and waste water.
- Colleen Barta from the Institute for Environmental Research and Education will talk about the benefit of an Ecolabel program that includes software tailored for craft breweries.
– Cyrus Philbrick