Brewing Sustainability Practices at Wild Rose Brewery
Roses are Green?? They are at Wild Rose.
We have a number of unique "green" aspects that we employ here at the Wild Rose Brewery & Taproom, including but not limited to:
- Our decor can be described as "Recycled Industrial": Most of our tables, chairs, lighting fixtures, etc. have been repurposed from other materials. If you have a chance, please stop by and check us out!
- Brewing by-products: During the brewing process the malted grains are added to the brew and we're left with the "spent grains" or empty grain husks after the mash process. These "spent grains" are given to a local farmer who feeds them to his cows.
- Little known fact: Breweries (including Wild Rose) are 7:1 on the "good side" of the "CO2 footprint", because barley absorbs CO2 when it is growing, much more than is created in the brewing process.
- Office paper recycling: Not very exciting, but important nonetheless.
- Bottle recycling: Every delicious (empty) bottle of Wild Rose can be re-used up to 13 times before being crushed and made into a new bottle.
- Energy conservation: We do not turn on unnecessary lights until the Taproom opens.
- Reduce, reuse: Instead of purchasing new items, we tend to look for "previously loved" items that can find a new use.