We are one of NZ's greenest breweries!
Our all-electric brewery is supplied by 68 kilowatts per hour of solar energy! We have the greatest amount of solar panels of any New Zealand independent brewery!
Our beers are carbonated 100% with CO2 produced from our own beers! No fossil fuel derived CO2 in our brewery anymore. We were the first NZ brewery to install an Earthly Labs CiCi carbon capture machine!
Water is the lifeblood of any brewery. Typically breweries use 10 litres of water for every litre of beer produced! We have worked to reduced our water usage from 1:10 to 1:4! For 100,000 litres beer that represents a water savings from 1,000,000 litres of water to 400,000 litres! We strive to continue to lower our eco-footprint through the following:
- Installed a state of the art centrifuge & developed new techniques to use it to capture 100% of beer both pre and post fermentation.
- Use electric steam boiler for heating. Over 90% of our electricity is generated with carbon friendly hydroelectric generation plants.
- Use locally sourced ingredients as much as possible, including 100% NZ grown Gladfield malt.