We have a long history of environmental stewardship and have been recycling and reusing spent brewery grains, wood pallets, glass bottles, aluminum cans, corrugated cardboard and office paper for decades. The brewhouse has incorporated sustainability initiatives into every aspect of its operations, including daily production, marketing, and warehousing while achieving a 98.2% recycling rate. This was accomplished by producing 14,112 tons of recyclable and reusable materials and while generating only 101.46 tons of solid waste.
Working closely with NYSERDA we installed an anaerobic digester in 2012, which breaks down the brewery’s waste water and converts it to energy which is then used by the brewery for production. The methane gas produced by this process powers 40% of the electricity used by the brewery.