Sierra Nevada Brewing
In 1979, Ken Grossman started Sierra Nevada Brewing in Northern California. He pioneered small-scale brewing long before it became popular. Reduce, reuse, and recycle was his business model from the start. Today, Sierra Nevada Brewing has been recognized locally, statewide, and nationally for their accomplishments in reducing their environmental impact. Their sustainability efforts include all aspects of the company including reducing energy, recycling, composting, generating biodiesel fuel on site, water conservation, recycled and low material packaging, growing their own organic hops and barley, restoring nearby forests, and striving for Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) in new building design. Sierra Nevada products are found throughout the U.S. at major retail locations.