The beer industry, more than many others, adapts to consumer wants. Over the last few years, we’ve seen an explosion in craft beers, international tipples and canned beers, all driven by our behaviours.
So, as we try to adapt all our lives to become more conscious of the environment, what changes can we, the beer-enjoying public, make to help our industry change for the better?
Drink Local Produce
“Drink Local” is something you’ve probably heard thousands of times. However, it’s rarely considered from an environmental perspective.
Beer has a huge carbon footprint, not just in the way it’s produced but also in how it’s distributed.
The number one way you can help the beer industry, and yourself as a conscious drinker, to reduce emissions is to be served by your local.
Think about all the passionate and excellent local breweries that would benefit from your favourite establishment’s business.
Enjoying locally-crafted beer not only reduces distribution costs but it also helps keep more money in your local community, benefiting everyone.
On that point, enjoying a tipple either in-house or takeaway with a growler removes the need for packaging (more on that below) and provides a vital source of income to your local community.
Avoid Individually-Packaged Beer
Aluminium cans and glass bottles are fantastic ways for big businesses to distribute products. However, they’re less good when it comes to the environment.
While cans and bottles can be recycled, they’re most certainly not recycled often enough. Plus, the energy that goes into transporting these materials to be recycled, and the quality lost during the process, means the economic benefits compared to alternatives are low.
Buy A Reusable Growler
Growlers have come back into fashion for many reasons, and one of them is the environmental impact.
Compared to single use bottles, plastic containers and cartons - growlers are considerably more environmentally friendly by virtue of being reusable. Simply clean your growler and you’re ready to enjoy another drink!Our range of beer growlers come in all sorts of shapes and sizes, meaning there’s something for everyone. Many eco-minded bars and breweries are happy to fill your growler, so just ask next time you pop in.