Great item onmy local radio stationthis morning from our branch of the Campaign for Real Ale about how drinking locally produced beer in a pub is good for the environment. Of course, 'buying local' is greener isn't hot news, but the owner of a local brewery did pretty well to back up the argument as it applies to brewing. It boiled down to:
- local beer doesn't travel far to the pub
- it's delivered in barrels that are re-used, not creating waste like beer cans and packaging
- if your drinking in a busy pub instead of alone at home, you're sharing the heating/lighting with more people making it more efficient
- you can walk to the local rather than drive to the supermarket to buy your cans of beer
- local breweries re-use the bi-product, like the waste fromthe beer productiongoes tonearby horsesto eat
So get down the pub and sup for the planet, I'll be down there this lunchtime doing my bit!