Brewing the green way


What do Country Boy Brewing’s Cougar Bait American Blond, Shotgun Wedding Vanilla Brown Ale, Cliff Jumper IPA and Halfway Home Pale Ale all have in common? They’re all now being produced in an environmentally friendly way with the implementation of carbon capture technology courtesy of Earthly Labs.

It was unveiled earlier this year that Country Boy Brewing had become the first Kentucky-based brewery to implement the technology at its site in a move better the brewery’s environmental impact, whilst keeping the same well-known taste of its products. All of this is made possible with CiCi, a solution that allows brewers to scrub impurities for their own carbon dioxide (CO2) waste gas.

“The three-step process first removes waters from the gas, next scrubs out acid gases and volatile organic compounds, and then converts the gas to a liquid for easy storage. Once the system is hooked up to the tanks, the entire system is automated and runs in the background, starting and stopping without the need for brewer intervention,” Amy George, CEO of Austin, Texas-based Earthly Labs told gasworld.

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