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!

Vincent

 

 

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

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, militant for the environment and a sustainable lifestyle, she worked for Greenpeace for seven years. Today she continues to express her talent for crafting quality home made beers, as well as cooking from her farm fresh ingredients and roasting artisan coffee. The book’s graphic design is the author’s work.

What I like about this book

  • The graphics are beautiful, simple and natural
  • It promotes a whole more natural and community lifestyle, and serves a global environmental cause
  • The style is enjoyable to read and relaxed
  • The book gives cooking recipes too (OK, I love to cook)

Why you should buy this book

  • Amelia Stayton is the pioneer and most influencial authority on sustainable and organic home brewing
  • It’s ultimately about you making great beer with the best possible ingredients
  • It situates beer making in its rich cultural, culinary and creative lifestyle and context in a unique way
  • You will save money by learning how to save water, energy, ingredients, and to how to recycle and reuse
  • You will find something for you in this book, offering tips and techniques for beginners, intermediate and advanced home brewers
  • As the home brewing movement continues to grow, it becomes essential to give the community an environmental dimension

Please leave your comments below if you have read this book or have any questions,

Cheers and to our health,

Vincent