Isle of Arran Brewery Shortlisted for Prestigious Green Award

Isle of Arran Brewery

The Isle of Arran Brewery has been shortlisted for the highly prestigious SIBA Business Award for Green Business.

Arran Brewery has been shortlisted for the Green Business Award as a direct result of its project in collaboration with the Islands Green Recovery Programme Instigated by Zero Waste Scotland. The project aims to reduce the use of packaging materials in two main areas:

  1. A reduction in shrink wrap and cardboard, usually only used once before being discarded, by investing in a large fleet of bottle crates, which will be used for on island deliveries to our distributors
  2. A reduction in glass usage by the introduction of a growler filler station offering up to 6 of our beers to go into growlers (larger, re-sealable, re-usable beer containers) which we will make available to either buy or rent to both island residents and tourists.

The team at Arran Brewery have always been proactive in trying to make the business of brewing as green as possible; from recycling company waste products to composting spent hops to providing our spent grain to local farmers as feed for livestock

Head Brewer Craig Laurie said “I have always looked for ways to improve our Green credentials, from increasing ingredient utilisation – getting more great quality beer for the same input of raw materials, to reducing waste in bottling bringing it down from over 5% to around 0.5%, and I am proud that our hard work has been recognised by our peers in the brewing industry”.