Preserving the Environment

Why You Should Drink Beer From These 5 Breweries

April 3, 2015
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Why You Should Drink Beer From These 5 Breweries
Many breweries are stepping up efforts to make their beer more eco-friendly. Justin Sullivan/Getty Images
Ale and stout are bad for the planet, but these companies are doing something about it.

Beer is the nation’s alcoholic beverage of choice. But after knocking a few back, it’s easy to forget that a six-pack’s resource-intensive production can lead to a nasty hangover for the environment. Barley is often trucked from miles away, and electricity surges are needed to heat and cool huge tanks of water.

No need to despair (or drink away your sorrow). You can order the next round from any of these five American breweries that emphasize being eco-friendly. Bottoms up!

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If those aren’t enough breweries to get you tipsy, check out these other beer-makers who have signed the Climate Declaration, demanding legislators to take action on climate change: Allagash Brewing Co. (Maine), Deschutes Brewery (Ore.), Kona Brewing Co. (Hawaii), Ninkasi Brewing Co. (Ore.), Odell Brewing (Colo.), Redhook Brewery (Wash.) and Smuttynose Brewing Co. (N.H.).

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