Clean Water = Great Beer! A Conversation with Jenn Vervier

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In the third session of The Water Values Podcast (and first recorded), I welcome Jenn Vervier, the Director of Sustainability and Strategic Development for New Belgium Brewery in Fort Collins, Colorado. Jenn shared a tremendous amount of information about New Belgium’s conservation and sustainability efforts as they relate to direct and indirect use of water in the brewing process, to the water-energy nexus, and to society in general. She provided a fantastic interview and displayed great knowledge of New Belgium’s water processes and substantial efforts on the water sustainability front.

In this Session, You’ll Learn about:

  • New Belgium’s sustainability focus and unique and refreshing approach to business
  • What hard-piping a brewery means and why it conserves water
  • The rise in popularity of hoppy beers and why those hoppy beers are very water intensive to brew
  • The water footprint of a glass of New Belgium beer
  • The importance of water quality to the brewing process
  • The factors New Belgium considered when siting its second brewery and the location of that second brewery
  • The water-saving processes New Belgium has implemented in its brewery
  • New Belgium’s waste water treatment process and its place in the water-energy nexus
  • New Belgium’s water philanthropy and activism

Resources and Links Mentioned in this Session Include:


Click here to download the Transcript for Session 3 of The Water Values Podcast

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