What’s the difference between organic beer and regular beer? – resources for home brewing in a sustainable way

Thepurebrewer.com is dedicated to provide you, conscious home brewer as much information as possible to help make beer in a more eco-friendly way. What’s the difference between organic beer and regular beer? you ask: first and foremost it is a mindset. When the planet and the people are being threatened by climate change, more pollution, unnecessary destruction of the environment, health crisis … how can we not aware of the need to produce and consume in a more ?

The beer world as a whole is evolving. When you see major brands such as Michelob producing certified organic beer, Ultra Pure Gold, you know people are starting to pay attention to what they are drinking. You hear about major, marketing savvy craft breweries like New Belgium, in Colorado, boasting to be a well-ranked B Corp, and contributing to 1% for the Planet Partnership program. This is great news.

But what are we doing at the home brewery level? If you dig a little online, you will find a few article on the subject, such as this We should be able to see more. The AHA (American Homebrewers Association) gives some useful tips. That’s a start.

The home brewing phenomenon worldwide has been a wonderful expression of self-sufficient, creative, local, environmentally responsible answer to the global corporate beer industry. Now I encourage you as a home brewer to look at every way you can “re-use”, “reduce” and “recycle” without compromising the quality of your production. To the contrary, your inventiveness will allow you to find ways to brew that are more precise, more balanced, more pure, and at the same time more cost-effective.

Coming up soon at thepurebrewer.com:

  • A book section (already growing)
  • Updated posts on where to find used brewing equipment – save money!
  • A guide where to source organic ingredients
  • Product reviews to help you make decisions on how to reduce waste of time, energy, water, sanitation products, ingredients …

Please use the comment box below and tell me what other resources you would like to find, or if you have general questions or comments.

Thanks and cheers,

To our health, and the health of the planet!




Books on Beer

Title: The Complete Joy of Homebrewing – Fourth Edition

Author: Charlie Papazian

459 pages

Price: $10

Cheapest place to buy: Amazon.com

My rating: 5 out of 5

Complete Joy of Home Brewing 4th Edition

About the author

Charlie Papazian is regarded as the most prominent and respected advocate to the modern home brewing movement revival in America. He founded the American Homebrewers’ Association (AHA) in 1978, which runs every other year the most prestigious and largest beer competition in the world, “The World Beer Cup”, aka “The Olympics of Beer” … [Read more]



How to Brew – Everything You Need to Know to Brew Great Beer Every Time

June 27, 2019

Title: How to Brew – Fourth Edition

Author: John J. Palmer

582 pages

Price: $23

Cheapest place to buy: Amazon.com

My rating: 5 out of 5

About the author

John Palmer was born in Michigan, graduated with a degree in metallurgical engineering in 1987 from Michigan Tech. He also worked at a lab involved in aerospace R&D. John Palmer is currently one of the most recognized authority in home brewing. Co-author of two other essential books on beer making: “Brewing classic styles” – with Jamil Zainasheff and “Water: a Comprehensive Guide for Brewers”. John Palmer founded in 2011 Palmer Brewing Solutions, Inc., a consulting company specialized in … [Read more]


Sustainable Homebrewing

August 22, 2019

Title: Sustainable Homebrewing – An All-Organic Approach to Crafting Great Beer

Author: Amelia Slayton Loftus

369 pages

Price: $19

Cheapest place to buy: Amazon.com

My rating: 5 out of 5









About the author

Amelia Slayton lives what she preaches. She has been a fervent (“obsessed”, as she says) home brewer since 1994, and has founded the country’s first and only certified organic brewing supply store, in Santa Cruz, California, Seven Bridges Cooperative in 1997, which she managed until 2011. She grew up in rural Vermont in a family who grew most of the food they would need. Amelia is creative, passionate … [Read more]