Very few other breweries can match us when it comes to sustainability. Here, being green isn’t just about ticking boxes; it’s part and parcel of our commitment to brewing beautiful beers, caring for our local community and looking after the land so that it remains beautiful for generations to come.
INVESTMENT IN INNOVATION
Installation of an innovative ‘thermal fluid’ wort-boiling system that could be located next to the copper - a world first for the application of this system in the brewing industry. The new system is also very quick to start-up and close-down, so can be turned off in-between brews.
Moving from a centralized steam boiler to smaller individual heaters that could be locally installed near to the cask-washing, wort-boiling and bottling areas of the Brewhouse.
NOT A PIPE DREAM
Removal of over 400 metres of old steam pipes – which was the cause of significant heat loss.
COOKING ON GAS
Switching from oil to gas meant that we now produce fewer emissions and ensures we have a more energy efficient system.
INGENIOUS USE OF WATER
Water vapour created during the brewhouse boil is recovered and used to heat water to clean our casks… So, put simply, our empty casks get a nice hot wash with water that would have otherwise disappeared into the atmosphere! Clever, hey?
Roof and ground-mounted solar panels covering the equivalent of more than six tennis courts, providing over 41% of the brewery’s total electricity.
THE FARMING COMMUNITY
Spent grain and hops are shared with local farmers to use for animal feed and compost; while excess yeast is offered to our farming neighbours for pig feed!
KEEPING THINGS LOCAL
Over 80% of all our hops are from local farms and we deliver the vast majority of our beers within a 70 mile radius, helping keep our carbon footprint as low as possible.
Approximately 90% of our beer is sold in casks or kegs, which are recycled over and over again. In fact, we are still using some of our original casks from when we first started in 1985!
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