This Bud Really is for You. 100 Percent Renewable Beer

April 23, 2018


Last March, AB InBev announced every single bottle of beer it brews will be done with renewable energy by 2025. The company is making progress on that pledge and by this spring, every bottle of Budweiser brewed in the U.S. will be made with renewable electricity. This week the brand is unveiling a new symbol it will be putting on each bottle produced with 100% renewable energy.


AB InBev is using Budweiser, its flagship brand and the globe’s biggest international beer brand, to drive its renewable energy program, both internally and in its goal to encourage more companies to sign on to similar goals and adopt the new emblem. Every day around the world, 41 million Budweisers are sold, and the company says switching to renewable electricity in Bud brewing operations is the equivalent of taking 48,000 cars off the road every year.




6 Responses to “This Bud Really is for You. 100 Percent Renewable Beer”

  1. redskylite Says:

    Never mind all the fuss about chocolate, olives, wine and grapes, beer must adapt through climate change. . .it is a critical liquid to mankind’s diet.

    Not only is bud and the other brands in AB Inbev’s portfolio due to be produced with renewable energy, a new way to put in the bubbles has emerged, that reduce emissions.

    The Belgium-based company AB InBev says it has developed a technique to generate the gas bubbles that remove unwanted aromas from the mix of grain and water, known as the wort, without resorting to the traditional method of boiling it.

  2. dumboldguy Says:

    I wonder how much non -RE is used to make the bottles, caps, labels, cartons/cases/six-pack rings, grow the grain, get the water—or to transport the beer and cool it at its destination. What’s the real carbon footprint?

    And just like the “hamburger wars” we’ve been fighting on another thread about meat, wouldn’t it be more environmentally sound just to drink the water?

    • rhymeswithgoalie Says:

      “I wonder how much non -RE is used to … cool it at its destination.”

      In the US, beer, milk, soda and iced tea are all drunk chilled, but the highest carbon footprint is milk, which has to be kept in a “cold chain” throughout its transport and sale.

      Also, playing to the recent scares about detecting glyphosate in some beers, I’d like to point out that many beers have had 50,000 ppm of the neurotoxin and carcinogen ETOH detected in them as well.

  3. redskylite Says:

    Still in the leisure/entertainment business, it is heartening to see companies taking an initiative, especially in this 4 year pro-fossil fuel administration period.

    Disney Announces New 50 Megawatt Solar Project To Power Two Theme Parks

    The new solar project will see the Walt Disney World Resort company partner with the Reedy Creek Improvement District — the larger district which contains the land for the four Walt Disney World Resort theme parks — and solar project developer Origis Energy USA. It will be built on 270 acres located near to Disney’s Animal Kingdom and include half a million solar panels. Disney expects that the new project will reduce greenhouse gas emissions by more than 57,000 tonnes per year — the equivalent of removing 9,300 cars from the roads.

  4. Sir Charles Says:

    It’s about time for Budweiser to go that step. Nonetheless, it’s pure p!ss.

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