December 23, 2019

Our New Year’s Resolution.

Craft Beer Rings to Reduce Plastic

Happy New Year’s!!!!

We are making a New Year’s Resolution!! We are resolving to put a little less plastic into the world. To reduce the impact we have on the planet, we are opting for a plastic-free beer ring. Starting Jan 1, we will be replacing all our plastic can-carriers with Bio-pack’s Biocane beer can rings!

As a planet, we have produced more plastic in the last 10 years than during the whole of the last century. Every minute, one garbage truck of plastic is dumped into our oceans, which totals to 8 million metric tons of plastic waste escaping into the oceans each year.

This simple change will swap the 60,000 plus plastic beer carriers we are expected to use in 2020 to an eco-friendly alternative. One that is created from a renewable source and is recyclable, biodegradable and home compostable.

Bio-pack’s eco-friendly beer rings have been developed to fight climate change and tackle plastic pollution. The beer rings are made from reclaimed sugarcane pulp which is a by-product of the sugar refining industry. It is an abundant and rapidly renewable resource and by transforming an output that is currently considered waste into a valuable input for another process provides significant environmental benefits.

Biocane is extremely durable, lightweight and biodegrades in 30-90 days. Bio-packs sugarcane packaging is the only to be certified home compostable in Australia and New Zealand. If you are not the green thumb and don’t have a home compost bin, the beer-rings can also be recycled through the Australian paper recycling stream.

We try our best to reduce waste wherever we can. Our spent grain is a waste product from the brewing process. Rather than dumping this into landfill, we have partnered with a local farmer, Ken from Maleny Waygu, who uses the spent grain to feed his cattle. Ken is a hobby farmer and only supplies his beef to Maple Street Meats and our kitchen at Brouhaha Brewery. Each month, our chefs purchase a whole cow from Ken and use a zero-waste, nose to tail cooking ethos. Maleny Wagyu is used to create our steaks, burgers and sausages, as well as our stocks and some adventurous daily specials, like pan-fried liver and heart skewers.

These are small steps, but we believe that they are in the right direction to make our world a better place.