The first gold level certification has been delivered for the Iowa Green Brewery Certification.
Congratulations to Franklin Street Brewing Company in Manchester, Iowa!
“Chad and Kyle have been an absolute joy to work with. These guys are serious about running their business in a sustainable manner while still crafting an outstanding product. It has truly been a pleasure working with them and they fully deserve this recognition,” says Joe Bolick, project manager of the Iowa Green Brewery Certification.
Some of the examples of sustainable practices at the brewery include reusing of all the chilling water for cooling the wort as it travels from the boil kettle to the fermenter, using LED lights, donating all their spent grain to a local farmer to feed his cows and chickens and all of their equipment, where possible, is energy star rated. In fact, you can read a bit more on their Sustainability page.
"Thank you to the Iowa Waste Reduction Center for this great honor. Our first priority is to the beer, of course. But being able to help the environment while making exceptional beer is very important to us," said Kyle Sands, owner/brewer at Franklin Street Brewing Company. His brother and co-owner Chad added, “We couldn't be more excited to receive this recognition from the Iowa Waste Reduction Center. We're glad to do our part to help the environment."
All certification levels require compliance with air quality, stormwater, wastewater, and non-hazardous and hazardous waste regulations. Then breweries are ranked based on four categories:
- Environmental Management
- Energy Efficiency
- Water Quality / Conservation
- Resources / Solid Waste Management
That ranking determines their level and in Franklin Street Brewing Company's case, they went above and beyond though to achieve gold. We are excited to continue working with Franklin Street Brewing Company as they continue to operate as sustainably as possible. As they say, "sustainability is in every glass."