MacKinnon Brothers Brewing

Member Since: 2019

Baseline Year: Measurement in progress.

Baseline GHG Emissions: Measurement in progress.

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ABOUT THE MEMBER:

  • Our ancestors settled this land in 1784, and through the generations built a thriving farm. We decided to add another element into the mix: a farm based brewery. We’ve renovated century old barns to house the equipment, and planted hops and malting barley in the surrounding fields.  The character and history of this place shines through in every glass.


HIGHLIGHTED SUSTAINABILITY PROJECTS:

Current:

  • They grow and use their own ingredients as much as possible for use in their brewing process

  • 80% of the beer that they brew is kept within 30 km of the brewery

  • They created a cold cellar by blasting away limestone bedrock which means that 80% of the year they don’t need to use any additional cooling methods

  • They use a sustainable no-till farming technique which means fewer passes over the fields, resulting in less fuel consumption

  • They are currently working on a large expansion of the brew house, and are looking to implement solar panels to reduce energy consumption

GREENHOUSE GAS EMISSIONS:

  • Details coming soon!