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We are excited to congratulate Contrary Brewing Co., out of Muscatine, IA, on joining the ranks of the Iowa Green Brewery Certification. Their overall waste management and energy efficiency helped them in receiving a bronze level certification.

Procedures that Contrary implemented, in regards to their exceptional resource management and energy efficiency, were their recycling efforts, diversion of food waste from the landfill, and installation of high-efficiency appliances.

Joe Bolick, manager of the Iowa Green Brewery Certification says, “Contrary was an absolute joy to work with. With their recent expansion, they really looked at the environmental impact they could have and made a lot of decisions to minimize that. This is well-deserved recognition for a really cool place.”Contrary Brewing Co.

Contrary joins 18 other breweries in the award-winning certification program. The Iowa Green Brewery Certification program, well into its second year, provides assistance to Iowa craft breweries looking to comply with environmental regulations as well as engrain sustainability and waste reduction into their brewing process.

Congratulations to Contrary Brewing Co. on receiving the bronze certification, and welcome to the Iowa Green Brewery Certification program!

Learn more about the Iowa Green Brewery Certification program here.



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Abby Palmer
General/Marketing Intern
Iowa Waste Reduction Center

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