our ethics..

firstly.. we acknowledge that we are on stolen land

Good brew brews in the traditional lands of the Dja dja wurung.. Daylesford as it’s now known (& hilariously Wombat as it was known from colonisation til 1850something).

We distribute from Merri Merri lands in the Woiwurung lands.. Naarm as it was formerly known.. Brunswick as it’s now known.

We believe whole heartedly in paying the rent and being as ethical as we can be for punter & planet. This is why we are becoming a bCorp. Watch this space.

Deano at a protest and effort to save the planet.

Tell me about the brews…

The Good Brew Company focuses on sustainable brewing methods to minimise environmental impact while creating a fantastic range of beverages.

We utilise numerous methods to reduce our impact on our beautiful biosphere:
BY FAR the biggest environmental impact of beverage production, distribution & consumption is PACKAGING. Our 330ml single serve bottles are not just made locally from recycled glass BUT they are untainted by glues so they can be easily reused.
Our 330ml labels are 100% recycled cardboard printed on with vegan inks by a local solar enabled printer.

We encourage staff to ride bicycles, we’re zealous recyclers at our office, our facilities use solar and much, much more!

Bike Deliveries

Local deliveries are performed by bicycle where possible. Staff are encouraged to ride their bikes to work.

Solar Panels

Each of our locations are powered by the sun, with rechargeable batteries used throughout the office and on our brew bikes.

Eco Labels

Our bottle labels are made of recycled post consumer waste paper and use vegetable based inks.

Good brew environmentally friendly labels and bottles stocked at Terra Madre.

What is a Good Brew?

A good brew is a sustainable brew.

A sustainable brew is brewed with traditional methods:

  • Slow fermentation.
  • No chemicals.

A sustainable brew also considers the environment in all phases of its production:

  • Has a the smallest possible carbon footprint (in grain sourcing, grain & beer distribution and all aspects of the brewing process).
  • Uses rainwater as much as possible.
  • Tastes fantastic and makes you feel good.

Most microbrewers already endeavour to minimalise their ecological impact. These brewers must do all of the following for Sustainable Brews to market their product for them:

  • Be local (within 50km) to Brunswick.
  • Use solar technology to preheat all water required for the brewing process.
  • Use green power to power the rest of the brewery.
  • Encourage workers to ride to work (xmas bonuses).
  • Catch rain water (if uncontaminated by possum poo) from the roof to use for rinsing, washing & bathroom facilities…brewing if possible (think smart and safe though).
  • Use only natural ingredients, no GMO’s and no preservatives.
  • Use only recycled paper based boxes and stationary.
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