Ottawa—Beau’s All Natural Brewing Company, already one of Canada’s most sustainably operated breweries, is taking the next step in its sustainability journey. Today, Bullfrog Power®, Canada’s leading green energy provider, and Beau’s are pleased to announce that Beau’s All Natural Brewing Company is now the first brewery in Canada to choose 100 per cent green electricity and 100 per cent green natural gas.
“This is an exciting achievement for Beau’s, and we’re incredibly proud to dramatically reduce our environmental impact,” said Steve Beauchesne, CEO of Beau’s All Natural Brewing. “Our principal motivation is the belief that beer tastes better when you can feel good about drinking it.”
Through the agreement, Bullfrog Power’s generators put 100 per cent clean, green electricity and 100 per cent green natural gas onto the respective energy system to match the amount of electricity and natural gas Beau’s brewing operations use. In the case of green electricity, Bullfrog Power’s generators put 100 per cent green electricity onto the grid to match the power used by Beau’s brewery. Across Canada, Bullfrog’s green electricity comes from a blend of wind and low-impact hydro power sourced from new Canadian renewable energy facilities.
Sourced from a unique, ground-breaking methane-capture project situated on one of Canada’s thousands of landfill sites, Bullfrog’s green natural gas is a climate-friendly alternative to conventional, polluting natural gas. Through this innovative technology, biogas is captured, cleaned up, and put into the national natural gas pipeline, displacing fossil fuel-based gas and reducing CO2 emissions into the atmosphere.
“Beau’s and Bullfrog Power are fellow B Corporations, which means that we share the same values about doing what’s best for our communities, employees and the environment,” said Shaun Lewis, Vice President, Sales, Bullfrog Power. “By choosing green energy for its brewery, Beau’s is building on the strong social mission at its core and taking powerful action on climate change.”
Choosing 100 per cent green energy with Bullfrog Power is part of Beau’s expanding sustainability profile. To date, their green initiatives include:
- Making all Beau’s beer with certified organic malts, hops, and botanicals, as well as local spring water.
- Using 100 per cent post-consumer beer labels, posters, business cards, brochures, and coasters, as well as innovative enviro-friendly packaging.
- Becoming Canada’s first Certified B Corporation brewery, which means that Beau’s achieves higher levels of social and environmental performance, transparency, and accountability.
- Creating the Greener Futures Project, a unique and limited beer club with the goal of helping Beau’s achieve its goal of becoming a totally sustainable brewery.
- Implementing an employee carpool/ride to work incentive program.
- Targeting and achieving a 50 per cent reduction in brewery energy use over a three-year period.
- Working with local producers to develop a local, certified organic, raw materials stream-in 2014/15, Beau’s will source more than 20 per cent of its hops from Ontario farmers.
About Bullfrog Power
Bullfrog Power, Canada’s leading green energy provider, offers renewable energy solutions that enable individuals and businesses to reduce their environmental impact, support the development of green energy projects in Canada and help create a cleaner, healthier world. As a Certified B Corporation, Bullfrog Power meets higher standards of social and environmental performance, transparency, and accountability. Thousands of individuals and businesses in Canada are doing their part to address climate change and air pollution by choosing green energy with Bullfrog Power. Sign up easily, quickly and affordably at bullfrogpower.com.
About Beau’s All Natural Brewing
Beau’s All Natural Brewing is a family-run craft brewery founded in 2006. Beau’s brews interesting, tasty beers using the highest-quality organic ingredients & local spring water. A member of the Ontario Craft Brewers, Beau’s is a recipient of numerous international awards for brewing excellence, including 2 GOLD medals at Mondial de la Bière (Strasbourg, France, and Montreal, Quebec); 6 GOLD medals at the Canadian Brewing Awards, 7-times “Best Craft Brewery in Ontario” (2007-2013) and 6-times “Best Regularly Produced Craft Beer in Ontario” (2007-2011, 2014) at the Golden Tap Awards; LCBO Brewmasters Cup Champion (2013); and “Best Beer” and “Best Brewery” at the National Capital Craft Beer Festival (2012-2013). Beau’s received a Community Builder Award from the United Way (2013), and was CAFE’s 2010 Canadian Family Enterprise of the Year. Beau’s flagship and seasonal beers are available throughout most of Ontario. Beau’s entire line of beer is certified organic by Pro-Cert Organic Systems Ltd, and Beau’s is a Certified B-Corp.
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