We did it!
After three great years of converting sips of beer into sustainability initiatives, Beau’s Brewery has announced “closing time” for the Greener Futures Project Barrel Aged Beer Club.
The project, which was initially conceived as a way to raise funds for Beau’s to power brewery operations with green electricity, has achieved that and so much more. Our brewery is now powered with 100% green electricity and 100% green natural gas, and we have also just begun green-fuelling two of our delivery trucks. The Greener Futures Project also funded two important onsite waste management projects: spent yeast and organic by-products from the brewery now go off to a bio-digester where they create energy to run a local farm, and shiny-new wastewater treatment equipment has been installed (read: buried deep in the ground) onsite at the brewery, to ease our impact on our local environment. Oh yeah!
These initiatives were funded fully or in part by the Greener Futures Project Barrel Aged Beer Club. We also have one last, very cool Greener Futures achievement we will be announcing in November, 2016. We are super-excited about seeing this particular project happen, because it is a project that benefits others doing great work in our local communities, and will have legacy for years to come.
While we are proud of all we achieved through the work of our brew team and the support of our Greener Futures membership, we know fans of our barrel aged beers – especially those who have been patiently on the waiting list for Greener Futures membership – may be disappointed to hear this news. But fret not – we have a few cool things up our sleeve. First of all, there will still be a few more Greener Futures releases over the coming months, and for the first time these beers will be available for purchase by non-members. (Anyone for some Bourbon-barrel-aged One Ping Only?) Also, we will be opening up remaining stock of past Greener Futures releases for sale to the public too – we will share news on specific availability soon. Finally – you know we would not leave you without the promise of more tasty barrel-aged beer. This winter we will be working away like little elves on a brand-new project that we think you will be very excited about. We recommend you stock up on some remaining Greener Futures selections to keep you warm all winter-long, and look for some exciting news from our Barrel House in spring 2017.
Cheers and thanks to all Greener Futures members past and present for your support. We are a better, more sustainable brewery today because of you.