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Baxter Brewing: The story of how to build and grow a truly sustainable craft brewery
Watch how this small, but fast-growing, Maine brewery is rolling sustainability into their operational DNA.
Fri, Apr 26, 2013 at 10:48 AM
If we are to struggle our way out of the environmental box canyon that we've worked ourselves into as a civilization, we need to transition all the cogs in the system to sustainable operations. This means producing electricity renewably (think wind, solar, geothermal), growing our foods organically, and building our homes with sustainably harvested materials. Also, we need to brew our beer without wasting a lot of water, energy, and materials. We can't forget about the beer.
In the world of environmentally-friendly craft brewers, the New Belgium Brewing Company
has long reigned as king, but there's an upstart in the industry looking to join them at the top. Baxter Brewing
, a small but fast-growing craft brewer located in Lewiston, Maine, has been selling a lot of beer since they opened their doors in 2010. Lead by founder and CEO Luke Livingston (named to Forbes' '30 Under 30 List
), Baxter is in the middle of a million-dollar-plus expansion that will allow them to brew a lot more beer using a lot less water and energy.
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