A Father’s Day He Won’t Forget: Green Brewery Tours

Ties, golf balls, Hawaiian shirts.  Make it your job to ensure that this year’s Father’s Day gift isn’t as bad as previous years’ efforts! This year, give dad something he really wants:  a pint (or two) and a trip to a local brewery!

Microbreweries and brew pubs have been popping up in towns across North America and many offer tours and tastings of their locally-produced goods. A visit to any of these establishments will not only whet dad’s whistle, but will also support regional manufacturing and business.

If you’re not sure which beer barn to trot to this Father’s Day, here are a few across Canada and the U.S. that take their green processes as seriously as their brewing ones.  And check out this list, here, of the top sustainable breweries in the US.

Steam Whistle Brewery in Toronto is proud to tout their green initiatives, including a bottle that can be refilled nearly 50 times, no paper labels on said bottles and just four all-natural ingredients used in their ales. Wind turbines power the brewery and its delivery trucks run on clean fuels.

Their brews are famous the world over and the Brooklyn Brewery in New York is going the extra mile these days: they do their part to keep the world clean and green. This brewery’s boilers are high-efficiency, their pipes are coated in foam insulation, reducing energy waste, and they have implemented several other measures to ensure optimum energy output.

Even though they’re a big name brand, Molson, originally based in Montreal, is making major efforts to run cleaner, greener facilities. By 2020, Molson Coors hopes to decrease is waste, save more energy, and reduce carbon emissions and water consumption by significant amounts.

And if you really want to be a good son or daughter this Father’s Day, you can top off your dad’s pint by abstaining and offering to drive!

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Sources:

http://www.chasinggreen.org/article/10-american-beer-companies-think-and-act-green/
http://steamwhistle.ca/ourbeer/greenInitiatives.php

http://brooklynbrewery.com/sustainability
http://www.molsoncoors.com/en/responsibility/what-matters-to-us/environmental-stewardship