Solar Brewed Sustainability
85% of our electrical needs are provided by our 480 panel, 144 KW solar system which produces 168,000 kilowatt hours annually. Installed in 2016 by Grenergy Solar and Torrico Electric
. In 2016 we rated in the top 20 solar-beer breweries in the world according to Solar Plaza
In 2007, our 30-panel, roof mounted, solar hot water system was installed and decreased our natural gas usage by 50%
. The solar hot water system heats all of the hot water for not only the brewery, but also for hand washing and dishwashing for both the restaurant and our banquet facility, Crissey Farm.
All of the spent grain from our brewery feeds the cows at a local beef farm.
Since 1995, we have recycled all paper, cardboard, cans and glass. In 2007, our banquet facility was built with reclaimed materials, including wood, and carpet made from recycled material.