Gallery: America’s Favorite Sustainable Craft Breweries of 2012

 

Alaskan Brewing Co, Juneau, AK

Even though Alaskan Brewing Co's ingredients have to travel a long way by boat to get to up to Juneau, they are working hard to minimize their impact. They were the first craft brewery in the United States to install and operate a carbon dioxide (CO2) reclamation system, which is a natural byproduct of the brewing process. They also send their spent grain to farmers, but they dry it out beforehand to make shipping by barge more manageable. In addition, the brewery is also developing improved methods to reduce water consumption and make the most out of the precious resources they have. Check out more of Alaskan Brewing Co's policies and practices here.

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