Alaska Beer Fuel


by Manny Creech

  The Alaskan Brewing Company is going green, but instead of looking to solar and wind energy, it has turned to a source all too familiar: Beer

   The Juneau based beer maker has installed a unique boiler system in order to cut its fuel costs.

   The waste accumulated from the brewing process into steam in order to power the majority of the brewery's operations.

   Company officials now joke that they are now serving "beer powered beer."

    The craft brewery is expecting big savings once the system is fully operational, in about a month's time.  Alaska Brewing Company Spokesman Brandon Smith says "A spent grain spoiler system is a system that allows us to utilize 100% of our grain waste stream as a energy source for drying our grains and providing energy to the brewhouse for making beer."

    The company estimates that the spent grain steam boiler will offset it's yearly energy costs by approximately $450,000 or 70%.

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