Blog : Local Science Center Hosts Sustainability Discussion

By Mike | Jan 22, 2015 | in

The Seacoast Science Center located in Rye, NH will be hosting The Greening of the Shoals Energy Plants on February 5 from 6:00 p.m. to approximately 8:30 p.m. Sponsored in part the Smuttynose Brewing Company, a local sustainable brewery in Hampton NH, this event will feature a presentation on how the Shoals Marine Laboratory and Oceanic Hotel sustain themselves. Ross Hansen, the Director of Facilities and Planning and Jack Farrell, Star Island Director of Facilities, will give an inside look at some of the sustainable obstacles they have to overcome including water desalination, composting toilets, and moving away from oil. Tickets for the event are $50 for Seacoast Science members and $60 for non-members. In addition to the presentation, tickets also include a cocktail reception at 6:00 p.m. and a catered dinner at 6:30 p.m. The presentation itself is slated to begin at 7:30 p.m. Be sure to get your ticket by February 1 online here or by phone at 603-436-8043, ext. 24. For more information on the Greening of the Shoals, click here.

Founded by siblings Peter and Janet Egelston back in 1994, Smuttynose Brewing Company has grown from a small microbrewery to a craft brew giant, distributing to 25 states and six different countries. As big as they’ve grown though, Smuttynose still maintains that classic small-town charm and taste.

Coming in early February, Smuttynose will be opening its first Hayseed Restaurant at Towle Farm. The new restaurant will feature more than two dozen taps including rare Smuttynose and Smuttlab beers, cask beers, vintage Smuttynose Big Beer bottles, and farm-style cuisine made from locally sourced ingredients.
With the new facility right on the horizon, Smuttynose is putting some groundbreaking new equipment to good use. An automated four vessel brewhouse will ensure tremendous quality and consistency, while the new 50 valve Kosme Barifill machine has the ability to double bottling speed.
It’s not just beer that Smuttynose is interested in though; they put an equal amount of time and energy into protecting the environment as well. Smuttynose sends all of its used grain to Rocky Meadow Farm in Chichester, NH to house the brewery, use as cattle feed, and to repurpose buildings.The facility itself is also outfitted with solar tubes, motion-sensored LED lights, and is designed to capture as much natural light as possible.