Why Brew Organic?
MAKE DELICIOUS BEER THAT'S BETTER FOR YOU AND THE PLANET!
After over 20 years of experience brewing organic beer, we can say with confidence that brewing with organic malt and hops produces excellent beer! We have made organic beer at our shop and in our own homes with exceptional clarity (without the use of chemical fining agents or filtration) and a clean, flavorful taste. This is no longer just our own opinion... many of the organic home brews our members have brewed have won awards up against non-organic beers in home brewing contests sanctioned by the American Homebrewer's Association.
While organic brewing ingredients once presented many limitations in availability, organic hop and malt production has increased annually to a point where almost every variety of malt, hop and adjuncts are available organically. This includes some of the highly desired proprietary hop strains such as Citra and Simcoe.
By using organic ingredients, home brewers have complete control over what is going into their beer. Conventional growers of barley and hops use chemical fertilizers and pesticides (most of which are petroleum based). These chemicals are harmful to farm workers, leave residues of toxins on the ingredients and eventually will filter into groundwater posing a risk to surrounding communities and ecosystems. Studies have shown that many chemicals used in conventional agriculture can cause serious health problems such as cancer, reproductive disorders, respiratory ailments and allergies.
We have also noticed that using organic malts leads to a higher mash efficiency and possibly a faster fermentation. (Yeast doesn’t like toxic chemicals and neither do the enzymes)
When you choose to brew organic you are creating a pure, GMO and chemical free beer and supporting the growing industry of organic farming. Each consumer that switches to organic contributes to the amount of land that is farmed in a chemical free, sustainable manner.
We are pleased that our growing business has contributed to the support of organic farmers! In addition to selling directly to homebrewers we also sell organic ingredients to small breweries and other homebrew shops and health food stores. We offer the world’s best selection of organic ingredients all under one roof, making it easier for the small brewer to select from the best organic ingredients when planning for the next brew.