Sustainability

SOURCING

 

The Mighty Manawatu has a wealth of superb ingredients and craft producers and Brew Unions food selection is focussed on fresh, sustainable and/or local products,where ever possible.

 

Brew Union's house beers are batch brewed mostly from family owned Gladfields Malt in Dunsandel, Canterbury. These combined with some of the world’s finest hops from NZ Hops of Motueka means more than 98% of our base beer ingredients are locally sourced.

 

Our Brew House was designed and fabricated locally by Tigpro Engineering from re-purposed dairy, apiary and brewery tanks, and designed to minimise liquid waste and conserve water and energy while delivering quality beers. 

Finally our tap list, features a changing range of beers from independant small breweries from across the country.

WASTE

 

Spent brewers grains from the brewing process, which don't end up on the menu, are used in some specialty menu items, or used as stockfood. Both the Brewery and the Kitchen conduct comprehensive recycling programs, with preference given to vendors who use low impact or recyclable products and actively minimise waste, recovering and recycling glass, plastics and composting food scraps.

Our packaged beers are sold in reusable Kegs, if your not that thirsty, bring your own vessel to the Fillery and reducing packaging, or purchase a reusable Brew Union Growler (1.9L) or Howler (0.95L). By the way there is no harm or shame in dusting off grandads old 2.25L (half gallon) flagon or your clean plastic soda bottle for filling either. 

COMMUNITY

Brew Union Brewing Co wants to not just provide a gathering place, but make a positive contributing to our community and environment. Community organisations and projects we have proudly supported todate include:

Youthline, MMBC (Mountainbike Club), and with water being so essential to the brewing process we are in progress working with PNCC and the community to restore Takaro's Kawau Stream to is former glory-watch this space.

 

Maybe you have a community initative you think we could support, in some small way, please contact us.