WORKING TOWARDS BEING
A ZERO WASTE BREWHOUSE
A big part of being Good Natured is doing the right thing by the earth and future generations of beer lovers. We take this responsibility seriously and we put it into action through the following initiatives:
We’re conscious of using our pure mountain water sparingly, and currently use 4.1L of water per litre of finished beer.
As part of our goal to hit 3.5L of water per Litre of beer by 2022 - We're installing a wiz bang automated cellar tank cleaning machine that recycles our cleaning chemicals and rinse water
We use clever bits of tech like heat exchangers, pre-insulated glycol pipes and variable speed drive high efficiency refrigeration motors to reduce our power usage, and increase our energy efficiency.
We're installing water cooling technology on our refrigeration plant in 2021 and switching to low GWP (global warming potential) refrigerant. Fun fact - traditional freon refrigerant is ~9,000 times worse for global warming than C°2.
Apart from a small quantity of specialty grain bags, we re-use all the waste from our brewing processes.
All of our spent grain goes to local organic cattle farmers, which they use to feed their cows. Waste hops and yeast goes to Landtasia organic compost farm, where it's turned into compost and distributed around the Canberra region.
We’ve built our very own grain silo on-site at our brewery in Dairy Road, Fyshwick. Switching to a bulk grain system was a big investment for us but it keeps hundreds of plastic grain bags out of landfill every week and is much safer for our brew team not having to lift as many heavy sacks!
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.