Schlafly's Commitment to Sustainability
Schlafly Beer’s sustainability initiatives include the following:
- Installing 25 kW photovoltaic solar array panels on the Bottleworks roof to help power the brewery
- Purchasing yearly energy offsets for 100% of the brewery’s operation, including Bottleworks, the Tap Room, and offsite warehousing; for 2016, Schlafly purchased 2,036 RECS (renewable energy certificates), the equivalent of more than 2 million kilowatt-hours and 28% of the city’s overall green energy contribution
- Donating spent grain from brewing to local farmers to utilize for livestock
- Growing four tons of produce for its restaurants at the half of an acre garden, or Schlafly Gardenworks, at our Bottleworks location
- In addition to the garden, purchasing a large amount of locally produced food for its restaurants to be considered a member of the Green Dining Alliance
- Hosting the weekly Schlafly Farmers Markets on Wednesday evenings from 4- 7 p.m.
- Diverting solid waste from the landfill, as well as receiving grants for a pilot composting project for post-consumer food waste at both the Tap Room and Bottleworks
- Using ultra-high efficiency heating, ventilation, and air-conditioning units
- Making an effort to do business with local companies from bottles to packaging, which reduces the brewery’s carbon footprint
- Supporting Ameren’s Pure Power renewable energy program, as well as hosting and supporting local sustainability organizations Slow Food St. Louis, St. Louis Originals, and St. Louis Earth Day.
- Schlafly Beer is the only beer sponsor of St. Louis Earth Day with the largest commitment to date this year, including donating $1 for every pint of Schlafly Beer purchased in the month of April to St. Louis Earth Day, among other initiatives.