Brewery Vivant in Grand Rapids, Michigan appears to have become the first LEED certified brewery. Click here to learn more.
And where I will be Saturday:
This is my favorite posting on beer in a long time. Darron Collins is the president of the College of the Atlantic, a school where studies are seen through the lens of human ecology. Apparently he understand the human ecology of beer. Read what he has to say about it here, including gems such as [...]
Getting out for a bit of a stroll this weekend. I’ll be walking a whopping one kilometer inside the mall in Crystal City. Going shopping at the mall doesn’t sounds like something Chris O’Brien would be doing, right? Well, I could be going to get a hearty dose of homophobic christian conservatism at Chik-Fil-A, or [...]
COOP Ale Works looks like they are trying to deal with sustainability issues in their brewery. Their promo video is well done and they seem to be making some efforts by purchasing using wind power, for example. I do wish though that when breweries claim to use “No additives, no chemicals, no preservatives” they would [...]
Yesterday, Jason at Brewery Vivant emailed me asking if I knew of any LEED certified breweries. I was stumped. So I checked the LEED Project Directory. In the project name field, I typed in the search word “brew” in order to account for projects that might have the word brewery or brewing in them, and [...]
The next beer tasting at Sixth and I is this Thursday. It’s going to be great. Brewers from five DC-area breweries will be presenting their “Deep Winter” beers: Chocolate City, Baying Hound, Flying Dog, DC Brau, and Lost Rhino. If you already got your tickets, great! I’ll see you Thursday! If not, well… Lots of [...]
Brewery Ommegang, in Cooperstown, New York, is warning that it would relocate if fracking is allowed in the nearby town of Middlefield. According to an article in thedailystar.com, court papers filed by Ommegang state that: “Its Master Brewer and Quality Control chemist agree that even if Brewery Ommegang wished to do so, it could not [...]
This has been my dream for years so I’m totally envious. The Madison House of Brews is using Kickstarter to help them launch a “community supported brewery,” building on the “community supported agriculture” model small farms have been using for years to connect directly with their customers and share the financial costs and benefits of [...]
Two students at George Washington University recently interviewed me for a short film on sustainability and brewing. I think the result is quite nice. Have a quick look.
The Sixth and I beer tastings have become a tradition since they were launched just a year ago. Join us November 8th, 7pm at this wonderful venue in the heart of Washington D.C.’s Chinatown neighborhood, just a block from the Chinatown/Gallery Place metro station at 6th and I streets NW. Brewers from two of Washington’s [...]
I am fascinated by the long interwoven histories of beer and religion. It is no surprise that so many great cultures have taken to worshiping fermented grain — if there is a god, beer certainly brings us closer to her. And that’s why we will be praising the beer goddesses and gods during a night [...]
Last weekend I helped build two green roofs on campus at American University. Green roofs in Washington D.C. help prevent water pollution from entering the Anacostia and Potomac Rivers and eventually the Chesapeake Bay. Details on the District of Columbia’s green roof incentives are online here. Channel 9 News interviewed me about the project. It [...]
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