Mastering the Art of Sustainable Brewing

  • Thursday, June 07, 2018
  • 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
  • SDGE Energy Innovation Center, 4760 Clairemont Mesa Blvd. San Diego, CA 92117


Sustainable brewing is not a watered-down science, therefore running an earth friendly brewery is just as important as the beer. The art of making craft beer is energy and water intensive. Learn practical steps to make your beer even more sustainable - looking at all aspects from the brewing process to the brewery. Hear from experts that will provide tips, tricks and tools to help you on your path toward the sustainable pint.


  • Where to focus efforts to have a more sustainable brewery
  • How sustainability can pay off and provide cost saving opportunities
  • How to sub-meter equipment and decipher the data
  • Key areas to reduce energy and water in their operations


Michael Slater is a Research Engineer at PG&E Food Service Technology Center (FSTC) in San Ramon Ca. He is currently focused on the energy and water economics and savings opportunities in commercial breweries as well as other large service water heating and chilling applications along with lab work and industry outreach and education for the FSTC.

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Check-in time: 8:30 a.m. with breakfast   


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This is a project of the San Diego Regional Climate Collaborative, which is partially funded by California utility customers and administered by San Diego Gas & Electric® (SDG&E) under the auspices of the California Public Utilities Commission. The Center for Sustainable Energy® is a member of the collaborative. Trademarks are property of their respective owners.