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Green Beer: cheers to Cascade for it’s global cooling
March 11, 2008, 3:46 am
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Cascade Green Cascade announced the release of its newest and greenest drop, CASCADE GREEN – a 100% carbon offset beer. After first reducing the brewery’s environmental footprint, the full lifecycle of the greenhouse gas emissions associated with Cascade Green – right from the picking of the hops to putting it in the recycling bin – are offset, meaning the net impact of the emissions for the beer is reduced to zero.

Cascade Brewery, long renowned for the quality of its beers and Tasmanian heritage, has been driving year-on-year environmental improvements for over a decade, winning a number of environmental awards*. In the past six years the brewery has cut greenhouse gas emissions by 16 per cent and reduced water usage by 30 per cent per unit of production over this time.

Cascade Green’s packaging was designed with the objective to, where possible, minimise its carbon footprint. For instance, it uses the lightest weight, highest recycled content (minimum 50 per cent) glass bottle currently available in Australia, while the 100 per cent recycled carton is printed with two-colour biodegradable vegetable inks.

CASCADE GREEN has achieved Australian Government Greenhouse Friendly™ certification. As part of this rigorous accreditation process, Cascade Green has undergone an extensive Lifecycle Analysis, which has been independently verified by DNV and SMEC** and also has an Emissions Monitoring Plan in place to meet the ongoing commitments required of GFP members. Cascade Green has initially purchased certified carbon offsets for the Hobart Landfill Flare Facility, approved under the GFP and developed by AGL Energy Services, and will continue to purchase offsets on an ongoing basis.

The Cascade brewing team prides itself on making beers of exceptional quality and CASCADE GREEN is no exception. It’s a full-strength, clean and refreshing all-malt lager, with a third less carbohydrates than a regular full strength beer and is preservative free. CASCADE GREEN is available from March at quality bottle shops, restaurants and bars.

Further details can be found at:

Simon Turner


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