Thepurebrewer.com is dedicated to provide you, conscious home brewer with as much information as possible to help you 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, increasing levels of pollution, disastrous destruction of the environment, health crisis … how can we not be aware of the need to produce and consume in a more sustainable way?
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, widely marketed nationwide craft breweries like New Belgium, Colorado, boasting to be a well-ranked B Corporation, 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 articles on the subject, such as this one. 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!