We're Officially B-Corp Certified!
Capital Brewing Co is proud to announce we have achieved B-Corp certification!
We join a global network of 5,500 companies worldwide who are committed to building a better economic system.
Read on to see how choosing Capital means you’re having a positive impact on our planet, our people and our community.
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Australia's First 100% Carbon Neutral Brewery and Beers
We’re proud to be the first brewery in Australia to achieve Climate Active carbon neutral certification for our entire organisation and all of our products!
Complete certification allows you to drink ice cold Good Natured Brews in the knowledge that you’re not contributing to global warming.
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COMMITTED TO MAKING A POSITIVE IMPACT ON OUR ENVIRONMENT!
Sustainability is at the core of our ethos to make Good Natured Brews. We are continually looking at ways to reduce our impact on the environment. We track our resource use and have set reduction targets to ensure we’re making ice-cold beers you can enjoy with the knowledge you’re not warming the planet!
Our pure mountain water is drawn primarily from the pristine Cotter catchment. Our current usage is already well below industry average thanks to numerous water-saving initiatives around the brewery including steam traps, a hot water ring main, and a centrifuge.
2020/21 Water Use - 4.1L H₂O per/L of beer
2021/22 Water Use Target - 3.5L H₂O per/L of beer
We’re installing an innovative automated cellar tank cleaning system to recycle rinse water and cleaning chemicals to further reduce our water use.
We aim to divert as much waste as possible from landfill to compost or recycling. In 2020/21 we diverted 709Tonnes of spent grain, hops and yeast to Landtasia Organic farm. We have eliminated more than 300 25kg plastic grain bags per week by installing a grain silo. We have worked with Brodburger to ensure food is served on compostable material.
2020/21 Waste Diverted from landfill - 78% (825,240L)
2021/22 Goal - 82%
We’re constantly looking for ways to reduce our emissions, and those we cannot are 100% offset through the purchase of internationally verified carbon credits. In 2020/21 we emitted and offset 1,120 Tonnes of CO2.
2020/21 CO2 Emissions - 0.602 tCO2-e/1,000Litres of beer
2021/22 CO2 Emissions Target - 0.571 tCO2-e/1,000Litres of beer
Future strategies to reduce our GHG emissions include switching to more sustainably produced local specialty malts, lobbying freight providers to move to electric fleets, and sustainable staff commuting incentives.
We use 100% renewably sourced electricity at our brewery. We have numerous energy-saving initiatives throughout the brewery including heat exchangers, insulated glycol pipes and variable speed drive high-efficiency refrigeration motors.
Trees for Tomorrow
‘Trees for Tomorrow’ is our way of giving back. We plant trees with our mates Keep it Cool each winter. These trees draw down carbon from the atmosphere, rewild habitat for animals and beautify the natural environment. How do we do this? Every beer purchased at the snow directly contributes to trees in the ground.
Sustainable event management
We love having gigs and festivals at our taproom, but if you’re not careful they can result in a sh*t tonne of waste and rubbish. So we’ve committed to having sustainable events through using re-usable glassware and bio-cups. We managed an 88% diversion from landfill at our last event (up from 67%) and we’re aiming for 100% in the near future.
What happens with our spent grain and yeast?
We send it up the road to our mates at Landtasia, watch the video to find out more.