Sustainability Beer Panel

WHEN: Mon. June 12, 6pm
WHERE: Hopworks Urban Brewery / 2944 SE Powell Blvd. Portland, OR
COST: $10 tickets for entry and pours from each brewery


Learn how a few local breweries approach sustainability through community outreach, ingredient sourcing, and activities within the brewhouse. $10 includes pours from each brewery. Presenters and topics include:

Baerlic Brewing – Ben Parsons, Owner
Can a really, really small brewery realistically brew a sustainable or environmentally conscious or low carbon beer? Is it even possible at this scale? We aimed to find that out as we take on the Low Carbon Beer Challenge put on by the Emerging Leaders Board of the Oregon Environmental Council.

Fort George Brewing – Renee Johnson, Sustainability Director
Spruce Budd is a locally foraged, wildcrafted beer that gets to the heart of everything we love about the Northwest and why we source close to home whenever possible. We’ll show you how Spruce Budd is made along with some general sustainable processes in our brewery.

Hopworks Urban Brewery – Christian Ettinger, Brewmaster and Founder
From B Corp to 1% For the Planet, Hopworks Urban Brewery looks at ways to expand sustainability outside of operations and sourcing.

Moderated by Heather Sorensen, President of Plugged In PR