Blog : NH CleanTech Council to Sponsor Tour and Tasting at Redhook Brewery

By Katelyn | Sep 14, 2015 | in

Join the New Hampshire CleanTech Council for a New England Women in Energy and the Environment (NEWIEE) event at Redhook Brewery on the evening of Thursday, October 1st. Guests will enjoy a tour of the new cogen facility at Redhook and a tasting in their event room.

The New Hampshire CleanTech Council represents the State’s clean technology and energy business sector and focuses on the economic benefits that can come from vibrant clean industries. Their goal is to promote a more innovative and clean energy policy, attract new investment, and provide opportunity for growth in New Hampshire.

NH CleanTech Council will sponsor this event for NEWIEE, a group comprised of women across the public and private sectors, and from various age groups, who work to promote public interest in the energy and environmental sectors.

Attendees will receive a tour of Redhook Brewery, which is well known for its sustainability initiatives. While the Portsmouth-based craft brewery might be known for their famous line of bold and flavorful brews, their growing list of green initiatives and policies are going a long way in setting Redhook even further apart from the competition.

This ever-greening portfolio of practices includes: reusing water heated during the beer’s fermentation in other brewing processes; giving leftover trube, yeast, and spent grains to a Massachusetts cow farm, to be used in feed; and using leftover coffee grounds from one of their Kona brand varieties to help fertilize a community garden located on the premises. The brewery has also instituted a facility-wide recycling program, uses corn-based, compostable plastic cups in the house restaurant, and emphasizes the use of even the most basic food scraps for stock and other products in their near totally scratch kitchen.

To RSVP for the NEWIEE event on October 1, from 5:00 - 7:00 p.m., email The first 25 women to RSVP will have their $5 tasting fee waived thanks to Kate Epsen of the NH CleanTech Council.