We’re always looking for ways to minimise the environmental impact we have on our surroundings and ways in which we can positively contribute to our community. It matters to us. Here are some of the things we do:
- We’re re-using old farm buildings. Our physical footprint is entirely within a set of agricultural holdings that we converted back in 2006. Our beers now condition in what was once a milking parlour.
- We give our spent hops to farmers for composting. A great way to get nutrients back into the ground.
- We keep packaging to a minimum and recycle everything we can. Our casks are made of steel, which has a life of up to 30 years (or so we’re told) and is fully recyclable when its time for them to retire. When we do keg our beers, we always use recyclable and reusable Eco-kegs.
- We keep things as local as we can - the developers of this fantastic website are based just down the road from us. It’s a good example of how we source skills locally. All of our malted barley is British grown.
- Our pallets are often put to great use, most recently by Raby Hall (Autism Together) for building a pig pen. They’ve used the pallets to help with their woodwork skills, up-cycling them into beer crates and wooden gifts.
- Malt bags are re-used by local farmers to collect & store produce from the field.
If our used malt bags can be put to good use for any volunteer litter picking groups, please get in touch. You can collect them free at the brewery prior arrangement. Plenty to go around.