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This Florida Brewery is Concerned About Our Environment (and not afraid to say it)

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Should a Florida brewery be concerned about our environment and Mother Earth? We think so. We may not do things perfectly, but we try. And we need to try. Here at the West Palm Beach Brewery, we are concerned about the environment and how we, as a business, interact with it. Here is the West Palm Beach Brewery’s environmental mission statement.

  • Our Environment: Here at the West Palm Brewery, our core values include a respect for our environment through an attempt to create a sincere, sustainable “green” workplace and lifestyle. 
  • Bike to the Brewery: Many of our customers walk and bike to our production facility and tap room at 332 Evernia Street, West Palm Beach, FL 33401.
  • The Brewery has enthusiastically supported the City of West Palm Beach’s efforts to create bike lanes and increase the number of bike racks, including on Fern Street. We love the “blue” SkyBikes   https://skybikewpb.com/ all around West Palm Beach, as well as the bike racks which are placed throughout the city. There is a bike rack outside of our brewery on Evernia Street that our patrons and employees use. The brewery owner, JP, regularly walks and rides his bike throughout the city. 
  • Open Space Initiatives: The brewery supports the city’s initiatives to create more public, open space, including “opening up” Flagler Drive, outside seating, such as on Evernia Street, and on the Flagler Drive intracoastal waterfront. The city has likewise adorned public and private buildings with art in public places. 
  • Mass Transit: West Palm Beach has increased, and created “easier” access to mass transit. Train service, the Brightlinehttp://www.gobrightline.com and the Tri-Railhttp://www.tri-rail.com are one and four blocks away respectively from the downtown area, and even where our brewery is located.   
  • Good Stuff in the Glass: Our employees and management are respectful of our environment and mindful of the products and ingredients used to create our craft beer made right here
  • Support Local: Our craft beer is always made on the premises. We use natural ingredients and will not use artificial colors, extracts or anything else that would disturb the integrity of our craft beer. We refuse to add “stuff” to beer simply to obtain some type of flavor or to mass produce. That’s not us. We don’t distribute, and we only use natural, local ingredients when we are looking for a new expression or flavor profile. For example, we’ll soon use Plant City strawberries for our limited production Strawberry Blonde Ale. Local Raspberries and premium coffee beans provided by local coffee roasters are used for our Razz B4 Ale and our rotating line of private reserve and limited production coffee beers.
  • After production, our barley and malt are gathered and provided free of charge to Palm Beach County farmers for use on local fields and farms for future harvests
  • Premium Wine: Everyone knows that the West Palm Beach Brewery has the best wine list around, due to many things, including the owner’s passion for great, vineyard-direct, premium wine, sourced from very select blocks and rows in top-notch vineyards. The yields of our grapes are modest to low.  Our wine bottles and corks are selectively sourced from a producer of ecological and sustainable products who is wholeheartedly committed to responsible forest management techniques — contributing to the increase of forest area through responsible management defined by the Forest Stewardship Council® (FSC® C009204) and the related World Wide Fund (WWF®). Our corks are 100% renewable, recyclable, and biodegradable. Our cork supplier was the first in California to join the ClimateSmartTM program and receive the Green Business Certification and operates with solar power. Our wine bottles are made from natural raw materials and quality recycled glass.

We are not trying to change the world.  We are, however, at our little craft brewery on Evernia Street in West Palm Beach, trying to be good stewards of our planet. We recognize that we all have an impact on our environment. Yes, we definitely believe in climate change. And rising tides and water levels. So, no, we are not trying to change the world…just make our block in the downtown a little better.

 

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May 28, 2018