Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Drink a beer - Save the planet

Well, whadda ya know. Another reason to drink beer.

Yards Brewery, a fast growing beer maker located on the Delaware River in downtown Philadelphia, has decided to power all its operations with electricity generated from wind.

Yards is setting the new green standard for regional breweries by powering up with electricity bought from Washington Gas Energy Services, Inc. of Herndon, Va. The company says it will supply what it calls its "100% CleanStepsSM WindPower" to Yards, helping the brewery to do its part to reduce air pollution and greenhouse gas emissions.  

 "Our green power purchase just makes sense – it fulfills our business philosophy and falls in line with our community efforts to be more environmentally sustainable," said Yards Owner and Founder Tom Kehoe.

That's Tom below. Looks like a guy you'd like to have a beer with, doesn't he? If you get the chance, ask him to tell you the story about how he got started.

Yo, Jersey. You Flying Fish guys gonna take this sitting down?

Hey Triumph in Jersey and Philly. You gonna belly up to the green bar or what!

[Fellow beer lovers (and even those who have not yet succumbed to its delights), tell us what you think in the comment box below. Don't see one? Open it by clicking on the tiny 'comments' line, also below] 

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