Beer

6 ways to Green Your Beer

Whether you favor ale over lager or Belgian over Boston-brewed, "greening" this classic beverage can be an easy—and tasty—effort.

  1. Choose organic beer

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    National breweries and regional microbreweries alike produce beer that's crafted from organically grown ingredients, which tread lightly on the environment and don't sacrifice on taste.

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  2. Choose local beer

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    Drinking regionally brewed beer not only supports your local economy, it also shrinks the carbon footprints created by cross-country truck transport.

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  3. Brew your own beer

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    Home brewing can be an enjoyable hobby—and one that allows you to drink beer crafted from exclusively organic ingredients and cuts back on the excessive packaging associated with store-bought beers.

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  4. Recycle used beer cans and bottles

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    Recycling your empties is a crucial step in becoming an eco-friendly imbiber.

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  5. Choose eco-friendly packaging

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    Opting for the six-pack with the least packaging is a great way to reduce waste.

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  6. Support bottle bill legislation

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    If feeling eco-guilt about the outrageous number of six-packs you consume, supporting bottle bill legislation can improve recycling rates in your state. Find out how...

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