Few things in life are certain, but in Vermont, one can always count on a delicious pint of freshly brewed beer. Vermont’s breweries lead the nation in quality and quantity. With more breweries per capita than any other state, Vermont’s craft beer industry generates more than $300 million in revenue each year. Celebrating the industry and supporting the growth of sustainable brewery operations, the Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) will host Brewery Day on February 6th in Montpelier. The event will bring industry professionals together to learn about cost-effective, environmental practices their breweries can adopt. The event is also relevant for meaderies, cideries and distilleries.
“Whether you’re managing a new brewery or a more seasoned operation, this information-packed day will help you. Brewery Day is an engaging event designed to help brewers avoid common and preventable violations,” said Kim Greenwood, Director of DEC’s Environmental Compliance Division.
This year’s Brewery Day will focus on sustainable brewing operations and cost savings. From wastewater permitting, to funding opportunities, to green cleaning methods, the day will provide practical, hands-on information for brewers. The event also includes a social hour at Three Penny Taproom
“I attended Brewery Day 2017 as a prospective brewer. It was a huge eye-opener for me as to what is involved for state permitting when opening a Brewery. It was invaluable in that respect. I am excited to come back to Brewery Day this year. I have since opened my first brewery- Dog River Brewery, the only brewery in Berlin. I am looking forward to coming back to Brewery Day this year to learn more and meet more relevant people in the field,” said Leo Foy, Dog River Brewery,
Registration is $25 and includes lunch. To register for the event and see more information, visit http://dec.vermont.gov/environmental-assistance/compliance/brewery. Brewery Day is just one of the many public assistance offerings DEC has available. For more information on DEC’s technical assistance, visit: http://dec.vermont.gov/environmental-assistance