Sustainable Brewing Workshop, Bellingham – A Recap

October 4th, 2016

On Wednesday, September 28, Boundary Bay Brewery in Bellingham hosted a workshop that shared a host of resources available to breweries looking to minimize their environmental impact while also saving money. The event was held in Boundary Bay’s beautiful Mountain Room, fermentation tanks bubbling away in the background.

  • boundary-bay_workshopPPRC’s Michelle Gaither kicked off the event with an overview of all the successful innovations on display at breweries around the Northwest. Breweries large and small are saving money while reducing water, energy, wastewater, and waste. [See Michelle’s presentation here].
  • Mark Peterson of Sustainable Connections, an organization that knits Bellingham together by building a vibrant local economy built on sustainable practices, presented on a number of exemplary local programs and resources. Sustainable Connections has helped several local breweries make profitable improvements to their energy and waste management. [See Mark’s presentation here].
  • Puget Sound Energy’s (PSE) Hunter Hassig presented a slew of energy efficiency and cost-savings opportunities available via PSE to breweries around the Northwest. [See Hunter’s presentation here].
  • boundary-bay-logoBoundary Bay’s facility engineer, Adam Lent, provided an in-depth tour of the brewery’s historic and unique operations. Lent, who has seen Boundary Bay through a number of expansions, advised brewers to plan for the future by installing infrastructure that allows for redundancy as well as cost-effective  expansion. For example, Lent showed off the brewery’s energy efficient water heating and cooling systems, both of which can be expanded by adding expansion units rather than installing new systems.

A Sampling of Brewery Innovations

July 22nd, 2014

Check out Executive Director Paula Del Giudice’s article at GreenBiz.com on brewing beer better. Del Giudice gives numerous examples of innovations used by American breweries –  large and small – to save water, energy, and waste. Craft breweries, whose sales have exploded around the country in recent years, have made some especially savvy tweaks to save both resources and costs.

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– Cyrus Philbrick,

Communications Manager

 

 

Sustainable Craft Brewing Workshop – Portland, March 20

March 13th, 2014

Portland has more microbreweries than any other city on the planet. How can we make this burgeoning industry a greener one? How are other Northwestern breweries leading the way in reducing their pollution while saving money in the process?

To find out, join PPRC, the Craft Brew Alliance, and the Energy Trust of Oregon for a workshop on sustainable brewing at Widmer Brothers Brewery in Portland, OR on March 20. The workshop will showcase the unique partnerships, techniques, and technology that Northwest breweries are employing to save water, waste, energy, and money. Please join us to see what other breweries are doing, connect with local technical assistance experts, and to share your unique questions and ideas. Who knows what solutions might ferment?

Event at a Glance

What: Workshop on sustainable craft brewing.

When: March 20, 2014, 4:00 to 7:30pm PT1280px-Widmer_Brewing_Company_headquarters_-_Portland,_Oregon

Where: Widmer Brothers Brewing Co. 929 N. Russell St., Portland, OR

Why: Brewing uses significant resources. How can we do it 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 and the Energy Trust of Oregon.

Cost: 50 dollars per person. Dinner, know-how, and networking included!

Interested? For registration, and more info about workshop presentations, GO HERE. If you have questions about the event, please email Mitch. 

Can We Brew Beer Better? Join Us for a Workshop on Sustainable Brewing

January 30th, 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?

To find out, join PPRC and the Craft Brew Alliance for a workshop on sustainable brewing at Redhook Brewery in Woodinville, WA, on February 27.

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.

You can register for the event HERE.  If you want a snazzy flyer for the event, to pass around to friends, then VOILA.

Event at a Glance

redhook-logoWhat: Workshop on sustainable craft brewing. Take a peak below to see more info about presentations.

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!

Interested? Register Here. If you have questions about the event, please email Paula.

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.

  • Bobbi Wallace from the City of Kirkland will share Best Management Practices when it comes to managing water and waste water.

– Cyrus Philbrick

Communications Manager

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