Brewing For Tomorrow - Firestone Walker Brewing Company

Sustainability

Sustainability
Matters

California’s Central Coast has been our home for a few generations—we have an affection for this place and feel an obligation to treat it as well as we possibly can. This means being relentlessly resourceful to conserve water, energy and materials. We believe that our pursuit of the perfect beer must be underscored by a passion for minimizing our environmental impacts. We are brewing for tomorrow.

Energy

Clean
Energy

Our commitment to clean, renewable energy begins with our 9.7-acre solar array, ensuring that the majority of our beer is now brewed with California sunshine.

  • 3,000 metric tons of carbon emissions are offset annually by our solar array
  • 20% of the brewhouse’s energy use is generated by kettle steam recovery
  • Biogas is transformed into usable energy via combined heat-power microturbines

Our solar array saves 3,000
metric
tons
of carbon emissions annually

Waste

Eliminating
Waste

Brewers have long been resourceful by nature. In that tradition, we divert as much from the landfill as possible through the recycling, reuse and repurposing of excess material and equipment.

  • 90% of brewing grains are delivered in bulk to eliminate packaging waste
  • 10,000 tons of spent grains are recovered and fed to local livestock each year
  • The brewery “Boneyard” repurposes old equipment, and all excess cardboard, glass, and aluminum is recycled

We feed more than 20 MILLION
POUNDS
of spent grain annually to local livestock

Water

Conserving
Water

Water is one of our most precious resources in California. We view water conservation as a vital responsibility for the health of our environment and communities.

  • 5 million gallons of water is saved annually by our investment in local reservoir sourcing
  • 500,000 gallons of water is recycled annually through our custom water reuse system
  • 35 million gallons of process water is treated annually on site and returned to the local aquifer

We conserve more than 40 MILLION
GALLONS
of water annually