Gallery: America’s Favorite Sustainable Craft Breweries of 2012

 

New Belgium Brewing, Fort Collins, CO

New Belgium has long been regarded the darling of the sustainable breweries and what's even more impressive is that they also landed the No. 3 spot on the 2012 Brewers Association list. The brewery has a 200 kW photovoltaic system that provides 3% of their power and the rest they buy with wind power. They divert 94& of their waste from the landfill and have a number of impressive programs in place to reduce water usage, greenhouse gas emissions and energy. They also have a Sustainable Purchasing Guidelines in place and you can find out on their site where all their ingredients come from. Learn more about their sustainability programs here.

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