Grey Sail Brewing is Rhode Island’s southernmost brewery, located in the beautiful seaside town of Westerly. In 2011, founders Jennifer and Alan Brinton converted the 1920’s era Westerly Macaroni Factory into a brewhouse and taproom. That taproom is now set to recapture waste carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions from its production process and reuse it on-site to carbonate its beer.
Grey Sail Brewing implemented carbon technology from Earthly Labs — a plug-and-play system called CiCi. Breweries like Grey Sail can capture waste CO2 from the brewing process equal to the absorption work of 1,500 trees each year and avoid releasing it to the atmosphere. Voluntary adoption of climate technologies like these will help Rhode Island achieve their state goals to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 45% by 2035.
“As a local business, in a coastal community, we are committed to doing what we can to reduce our carbon footprint in all aspects of our operation,” said Alan Brinton, co-owner of Grey Sail Brewing. “This investment in Earthly Labs technology allows us to reap environmental benefits from brewing great beer.”
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