AN ECO-FRIENDLY brewer has gained national recognition.
Great Alne-based Purity was recently named Sustainable Manufacturer of the Year at the Made in the UK Awards.
The award recognised the greatest commitment though its products and processes to forging a low carbon manufacturing future, and also reducing the impact of manufacturing on the environment.
While most brewers use five pints of water for every beer, Purity uses three – savings that put them in the industry leading standards bracket.
A new brewing system, installed in 2013, has also allowed Purity to increase the yield derived from its raw brewing ingredients and as such, the brewery has seen yields of malts and hops increase, reducing both its demands on natural resources and its carbon footprint thanks to its efficient brewing processes.
Heat exchange and steam capture technologies have been integrated into the brewhaus, while other initiatives include spent grains used as feed for the cattle on local farms and spent hops used as fertiliser.
Purity MD Paul Halsey said: “At Purity, we strive daily to further improve our sustainability measures, always with the quality of the beer and the love of the craft at the forefront of our minds.
“To win this national award makes us very proud and it’s a great feeling to be representing the Midlands in sustainable manufacturing.”