NTREG hosts a field trip to Franconia Brewery, an extremely energy efficient operation. How efficient? They recycle 100 percent of their mash (left-over hops after brewing). All brewery waste materials that can be recycled are recycled. They operate a state-of-the-art energy efficient building. A large portion of the water used in the brewing process is collected and re-used!
Finally, Franconia Brewery says they don't produce waste or trash that will end up in a landfill. For that reason, they don't have a trash dumpster!
Franconia will give NTREG a private brewery tour. No beer or samples will be served during our tour. Instead, the focus will be the energy conservation efforts of their operation. The tour starts promptly at 10:15 am.
After the private tour for NTREG attendees, anyone who wants to join Franconia's regular 11 am tour is welcome to do so. The regular tour takes two hours and includes free samples of their product. Regular tour cost is $5 per person.