06 August 2016
From Sierra Nevada:
When we had the opportunity to build our new Mills River brewery from the ground up, it only made sense to do it in the greenest way possible. We used the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) green building program—a globally recognized rating system for the design and construction of environmentally responsible buildings—to guide us.
We are proud to announce that our Mills River facility is now the first brewery in the U.S. to achieve LEED certification, Platinum—the highest level awarded.
“We’re very honored and humbled by this certification,” said our founder Ken Grossman. “We’ve tried to be good stewards of the environment since our earliest days as brewers, and building a second brewery gave us the chance to start with sustainability in mind. Every day, we look at all that we do and we try to find something to improve, and little-by-little they add up to something that we can be very proud of.”
Check out our website to learn more about our certification and our sustainability efforts in Mills River.
2016 Oktoberfest beer now available!
Each year, we partner with a different German brewer to craft the most authentic Oktoberfest this side of the pond. This year, we partnered with Mahrs Bräu, a family-run brewery that’s been operating in Bamberg since 1670. This authentic version is deep golden in color with a rich malty complexity, but with a noticeably spicy hop character from an addition of the nearly forgotten Record hop varietal. A traditional festbier, it’s crisp and refreshing enough for even the hottest August weather. Watch the shelves for it over the next few weeks and click here to find Oktoberfest near you!