Sustainability and Environmentalism

We’re About Sustainable Brewing and Minimising Environmental Impact

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

Deano at a protest and effort to save the planet.

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 aaspects 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 (home of Sustainable Brews).
  • 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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