News : Green Star Rising at Redhook Brewery

May 2, 2011

By Scott Szycher

Foster's Daily Democrat and Granite State Sentinel

It almost sounds too good to be true: a young man returns to his native New England to apply what he's learned in distant places, leading a major New Hampshire brewery into new territory. 

But that's exactly the story of Ryan Colwell, GM of the Cataqua Pub at the Redhook Brewery at Portsmouth's Pease International Tradeport complex. Since joining the hallowed brewery company last September, which boasts facilities in three states, he has instituted major sustainability initiatives, including sourcing corn-based compostable cups throughout the restaurant, saving 8,000 watts of electricity by switching to high-efficiency lighting in the pub, reducing the facility's waste stream through an aggressive recycling program, and contracting with a local biofuels company to recycle the grease from the fryer to be used as heating oil. To read more, go to the Foster's Daily Democrat website! Or from the GSS, here.