Craft Brewing Company’s Fifth Annual Sustainability Report Features
Innovations in Brewing Efficiency, Managing Carbon Output, and Waste
PORTLAND, Ore.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Apr. 25, 2018--
Brew Alliance, Inc. (“CBA”) (Nasdaq: BREW), a leading craft brewing
company, today announced the release of its fifth
Annual Sustainability Report, highlighting the company’s 2017
accomplishments in environmental and community stewardship, including
progress against its three-year targets for reducing carbon emissions,
diverting waste from landfills, and increasing local community support.
In addition to publishing its annual sustainability achievements, CBA is
also pleased to share highlights from this past Earth Day, with each of
its locations participating in volunteer events to support environmental
awareness and enhancement.
“As one of the largest craft brewers in the U.S., we’re committed to
investing in innovative ways to improve the sustainability of our
business – from reducing our carbon emissions, to repurposing more in
order to get closer to zero waste, to actively improving the communities
where we brew, live, and play,” said Julia Person, Corporate
Sustainability Manager, CBA. “This year’s report includes some great
examples of how our teams keep getting more and more creative, not just
with the beers we brew, but in the sustainable ways we brew them.”
2017 CBA Sustainability Report Highlights
We reduced our Scope 1 and 2 CO2 emissions per barrel by
4.5%, which means we’re well on our way to achieving our three-year
target of an overall 10% reduction by end of 2019.
Across our breweries, we held energy-saving Treasure Hunts with local
partners, which helped uncover more than 70 small but impactful
opportunities to reduce our energy footprint.
Sending our spent grain to local cattle farms and partnering with
local non-profits to repurpose our unused cardboard helped us get
closer to achieving our 99.8% landfill diversion target, as we strive
to become zero waste.
Our employees donated more than 300 volunteer hours to support
non-profits last year, and our local giving program supported hundreds
of charitable organizations that are working to enhance our
Our Widmer Brothers brewery in Portland became one of the first
breweries in the Pacific Northwest to install a CO2
recovery system, closing the CO2 loop and saving thousands
of tons of CO2 from being shipped to the brewery.
Redhook’s new Brewlab invested in a High Efficiency Brewing System
that uses a mash filter instead of a lauter tun to conserve water and
Each of our breweries developed limited-release beers to support
environmental awareness, from Kona Brewing Co.’s Lehua Lager, which
helped raise money and awareness to protect an important native tree
species, to Widmer Brothers and Redhook, which both brewed special
Earth Day beers using sustainably sourced ingredients.
CBA’s full 2017 Annual Sustainability Report can be found on our
Brewery 2018 Earth Day Events
CBA’s brands and breweries are active in their local communities. Each
Earth Day, we partner with great local organizations that are working to
improve our environment and our communities. Following is a summary of
our 2018 Earth Day events and the organizations we supported.
In Hawaii, our two Kona brewpubs featured special Earth Day “Hipa
Hipa” Happy Hours, with a portion of all Big Wave pint sales going to
support the four long-time non-profits, Hawaiian Legacy Reforestation
Initiative, Malama Manalua, Surfrider Foundation Hawaii, and
Sustainable Coastlines Hawaii. Our Kona employees also pitched in for
volunteer cleanup events at Old A’s Beach and Skatepark in Kona and
Waimanalo Beach in Oahu.
In Portland, Widmer Brothers tapped Silver Warrior, a pale ale brewed
with Salmon-Safe hops and malts, and volunteered with April Pints for
Portland partner, Community Cycling Center, to build bicycles for kids.
In Seattle, Redhook Brewlab hosted the first IPA Daze, a three-day
celebration featuring 35 different IPAs, with a portion of sales from
the event going to support the local Seattle Surfrider Chapter.
In Portsmouth, our Redhook Brewery and Pub teams tapped an Earth Day
IPA to benefit Surfrider New Hampshire and volunteered for a cleanup
effort at the wall at Hampton Beach.
About Craft Brew Alliance
Craft Brew Alliance (CBA) is an independent craft brewing company that
brews, brands, and brings to market world-class American craft beers.
Our distinctive portfolio combines the power of Kona Brewing Company, a
dynamic national craft beer brand, with strong regional breweries and
innovative lifestyle brands, Appalachian Mountain Brewery, Cisco
Brewers, Omission Brewing Co., Redhook Brewery, Square Mile Cider Co.,
Widmer Brothers Brewing, and Wynwood Brewing Co. CBA nurtures the growth
and development of its brands in today’s increasingly competitive beer
market through our state-of-the-art brewing and distribution capability,
integrated sales and marketing infrastructure, and strong focus on
partnerships, local community and sustainability.
Formed in 2008, CBA is headquartered in Portland, Oregon and operates
breweries and brewpubs across the U.S. CBA beers are available in all 50
U.S. states and 30 different countries around the world. For more
information about CBA and our brands, please visit www.craftbrew.com.
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