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Striving for Zero Waste


Karl Smith + Josey Swanberg

Sierra Nevada

Chico, CA • Mills River, NC


Despite their relatively small size, Sierra Nevada use more whole-cone hops than any other brewer in the world. Additionally, they only brew with hops bred using traditional methods and non-genetically modified barley.

Learn all about how Sierra Nevada strives for ultimate sustainability in this fireside chat. From use of spent grain to how it contributes to agricultural biodiversity in the area, they have raised the bar when it comes to operating a “green brewery.”

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