Christchurch based craft brewery, The Fermentist, is bringing the nation its first carboNZero certified beer, following product certification by Enviro-Mark Solutions for its Kiwi Pale Ale (KPA).
The official certification forms part of the craft beer brand’s wider goal to be the first fully carbon neutral brewery in New Zealand by 2020.
The certification process has helped The Fermentist accurately measure its greenhouse gas footprint and put in place strategies to manage and reduce that footprint each year. For what can’t be reduced, an offset plan has been established. For The Fermentist this means that the relatively small carbon footprint created by making its KPA will be offset by taking the same amount back out of the atmosphere through carbon credits purchased from the South Island’s Hinewai Reserve.
The Fermentist was built in 2018 to revive Lion’s presence in Christchurch after its iconic red brewery was destroyed in the earthquakes. The brand came to life a little differently, built with a purpose to deliver a beer brand that does good for people and the planet.