Fosters Tasmanian brewery, Cascade, has launched “Cascade Green” – a 100% carbon offset beer. Cascade claims that all aspects of the production and consumption of the beer are being offset.
The beer is supplied in the lightest weight, highest recycled content glass bottles available in Australia; the carton is made from 100% recycled cardboard and printed with biodegradable vegetable inks. After reducing the carbon footprint as much as possible, the remainder has been offset by purchasing certified carbon offsets from the Hobart Landfill Flare Facility.
The beer, which is also low carbohydrate, is classified as a “premium” beer and will sell for $17.99 for a six-pack.
Rival brewer, Lion Nathan’s, Barefoot Raider beer is also certified as carbon-neutral.