Beer for Good


Real Talk

Our business has an impact on the environment. As such, we approach all operational aspects with a commitment to better business practices and a reduction in those environmental impacts.
While you can count on us for the freshest beer around, you can also feel good about our commitment to making a positive impact in the world—protecting the planet and using beer as a force for good.

Sourcing Matters

GRAIN

We are proud to source grain from Admiral Maltings, California’s only CCOP-certified malting operation that supports no-till and regenerative farming practices.


Hops

We participate in hop breeding programs to trial new varietals with better resilience and yields, and work directly with growers with attention to sustainability. We also seek out hops which are inherently grown with more sustainable practices, like New Zealand hops.


ADJUNCTS

Our beer menu is dictated by what’s in season, and we believe that ingredients matter. Sourcing the highest quality, organic ingredients as locally and sustainably as possible has been a part of our ethos from the beginning.


MERCHANDISE

We have a code of conduct which guides our selection of products and services from other companies. This ensures that we share the same core values such as: sustainability; charitable giving; ethical operations; and product durability for waste reduction.

Waste Reduction

GRAIN

Spent grain is one of the largest waste products from brewing. Our spent grain becomes cattle feed at local KD Farms.


ORGANIC WASTE

We partner with EDCO and Republic Services in Carlsbad to repurpose organic waste.


WATER

We reduce water usage by monitoring water levels for efficiency and by recapturing water for reuse. We also support nonprofits working to reduce water pollution and we advocate as a member of Brewers for Clean Water.


MATERIALS

Grain bags and plastic are some of the biggest waste issues in our industry (and are not recyclable in San Diego!). We take steps such as reusing our grain bags in place of plastic trash bags, and using giant rubber bands instead of plastic wrap.


EVENTS

We aim to hold only zero-waste events; we are on track by sourcing recyclable and compostable materials for all of our events, and by working with vendors who are committed to doing so as well.

Certifications for the Planet

We Give Back, Too

To date, we have donated over $300,000 to non-profit partners.

We currently support the following organizations:

click through to learn more about our non-profit partners

Forever Balboa Park

Kiss the Ground

Brave Trails

Long-Term Goals

(& how far we’ve come)

BY THE END OF 2030

IT IS OUR GOAL TO DO THE FOLLOWING…
SEE HOW WE’RE TRACKING!

Plastic Neutral
Carbon Neutral
Zero Waste
Solar Brewery
Plant over 150,000+ Trees
Donate over $1M to Environmental Organizations
Additional $150,000 Donated to Community Organizations

Cheers to you

We would not be able to use beer as a force for good without your support.
So thank you. Cheers to a better planet in a pint glass!