Instead of drinking beer spiked with food coloring today, celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with a bottle or can of truly “green” beer from one of these eco-friendly breweries.
The urban brewery is powered solely by wind-generated electricity. The company also recycles its grain into pig and chicken feed, as well as compost for the Queens County Farm Museum.
Named Green Business of the Year in 2010 by the US Environmental Protection Agency, the Northern California brewery is partially powered by more than 10,000 solar panels along with hydrogen fuel cells. The brewery’s organic waste is converted into compost and used in the company’s hop and barley fields, as well as their two gardens. The company even powers its trucks with waste vegetable oil from their on-site restaurant.