Water is the lifeblood of any brewery. Typically breweries use 10 litres of water for every litre of beer produced! We have worked to reduced our water usage from 1:10 to 1:4! For a 100,000 litres beer that represents a water savings from 1,000,000 litres of water to 400,000 litres! We strive to continue to lower our eco-footprint through the following:
- Installed a state of the art centrifuge & developed new techniques to use it to capture 100% of beer both pre and post fermentation.
- Use electric steam boiler for heating. Over 90% of our electricity is generated with carbon friendly hydroelectric generation plants.
- Capture and re-use our cooling water and recycle our cleaning caustic.
- Use locally sourced ingredients as much as possible, including 100% NZ grown Gladfield malt.