"Hops, grains, yeast and water. All beer consists of these four lucky ingredients, but the alchemy that turns these standalone elements into a delicious beverage is an energy-intensive process that relies heavily on cooling, heating and water — lots of water.
Just as the beer-drinking public can take small steps toward sustainability, so can local breweries.
“I’ve found breweries and craft beverage producers embrace the environment in all they do. They just seem to be aware that it makes sense,” says Kathy Black, pollution prevention manager at the New Hampshire Department of Environmental Services.
“It makes sense for them business-wise, for the environment and for their own health as well as their customer’s health.” "