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newly certified Iowa Green BreweriesThis month, we are excited to announce the addition of five new breweries to the Iowa Green Brewery Certification program!

Fenders Brewing in Polk City earned a bronze certification for their management of resources and solid waste, as well as their reuse of reclaimed materials and recycling practices.

Another bronze certification was awarded to Firetrucker Brewery out of Ankeny. Their overall resource and solid waste management aided them in their ranking.

Alluvial Brewing from Ames was also awarded a bronze certification. Having their organic CSA farm on-site, as well as 25 acres of native vegetation, helped them earn their bronze-level ranking.

LakeTime Brewery of Clear Lake earned a silver certification. Their procedures regarding water conservation and recycling contributed greatly to their awarded certification.

A bronze certification was earned by Iowa Brewing Company out of Cedar Rapids through their implementation of energy efficiency and water conservation practices.

All five of these breweries received their awards earlier this month at i-BEST (Iowa Brewers Education Seminar and Tippling). I-BEST is a day-long conference that includes various speakers who discuss useful brewing and beer business information.

Just two years ago, the Iowa Green Certification program was launched during i-BEST’s 2016 conference. “It’s amazing to think that we started this program just two years ago,” says Jennifer Trent, of the Iowa Green Brewery Certification program. “This year we had several people come up to our booth who wanted to sign up to schedule audits with us. We have already certified over 20 breweries in the past two years. I look forward to seeing how many we will have in the next two!”

Congratulations to these newly certified breweries and welcome to the Iowa Green Brewery Certification program!

Learn more about the Iowa Green Brewery Certification here.

Abby PalmerAbout the Author
Abby Palmer
General/Marketing Intern
Iowa Waste Reduction Center

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