Beer Goes Green



In honor of Earth Day this year, Kramer Beverage wanted to highlight a few breweries that are going above and beyond on their own to make the world a better, eco-friendly place.

Great Lakes

Great Lakes set up a #MonthOfService campaign for the month of April, which involves their volunteers using reusable straws. They are ditching the plastic straws for good! Great Lakes strives in its sustainability initiatives. Here a few things they do.

  • Use water stewardship by reducing and reusing water within their bottling and cleaning process.
  • Use local foods and farming to have organic produce and spending goes to their local farm.
  • Use waste as an opportunity to re-purpose.


Guinness recently announced that they are getting rid of all plastic! By the year 2020, the well-known Irish Brewery will be using 100% recycle and biodegradable cardboard for all packaging of their products. They are getting rid of plastic rings and shrink wrap.

Flying Fish

Flying Fish made their brewery sustainability. It is a showcase for recycling, reuse, and conservation. It is not only good for the environment but better for business down the road. Here are just a few things in their brewery that they made an effort to become eco-friendly.

  • Passive solar lighting.
  • They are four hundred sixty-three solar panels on the roof of the brewery.
  • All brewing equipment uses several innovations to reduce the number of pumps required.
  • Installed a Rain Garden to capture the rain and percolate back into the ground.
  • Grains spending for their beer goes to a local dairy farmer for feed.
  • All carpets in the offices were rescued–brand new–from the dumpster of a multinational company.
  • Recycle all paper, metal, plastic, glass, and pallets.

New Belgium

In 2008, New Belgium was the first brewery to join the organization called 1% for the planet. Now more than ten years later, Fat Tire Amber Ale remains committed to ensuring the future of our only home. 1% for the Planet certifies that at least 1% of Fat Tire sales go directly to nonprofits working to protect our shared resources.


About Kramer Beverage

Kramer Beverage is South Jersey’s largest beer wholesaler, owned and operated by four generations of the Kramer family since 1924.  Kramer Beverage is based out of Hammonton, Atlantic County, and services eight counties in southern New Jersey with top brands from MillerCoors, Constellation, Yuengling, Boston Beer, Heineken USA, Pabst, Diageo, FIFCO and more.  Kramer Beverage also distributes a wide variety of craft beers, from suppliers such as New Belgium and Sierra Nevada, to local favorites including Flying Fish, Double Nickel, Evil Genius, Glasstown, Sly Fox, and 2SP.  For more information on Kramer Beverage, please visit

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