Water is the most fundamental ingredient of beer. Between 3 and 10 pints of water were used at the brewery to create each pint of beer. (If you factor the water needed at the farm, between 45 and 155 pints of water are used per pint of beer.)
At the brewery, much of the extra water gets discharged into the municipal wastewater system. Across the country, breweries are more and more focused on wastewater management as municipalities are increasingly charging additional costs for high-strength wastewater streams.
In collaboration with our partners at Kinnek, we created a basic guide to wastewater management in breweries. The guide is meant to help you understand the key questions to consider while starting a new brewing operation, as well as five common strategies to managing wastewater in breweries.
Please check it out below, and reach out to us to discuss how we can help you improve sustainability and reduce costs at your brewery.
Third Partners is a boutique sustainability consulting company headquartered in New York City. We have experience in helping craft breweries drive value from wastewater management and sustainability strategies. Reach out to us here or at 646-470-4004.