KelSo Beer, Brooklyn NY

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And another thing...

We have actively lobbied the State Legislature to give incentives for the local farms to grow and harvest barley and hops. They'll probably need incentives, as the infrastructure is not adequate at this point to grow raw materials and get them to market. We're working with the New York State Brewer's Association on this project.

We monitor cleaning chemicals to meet NYC standards before disposal, we do not put anything into the sewer without proper treatment.

We recycle all office paper, mixed cardboard, all scrap metal and all plastic drums/stretch/cups/other.

We take part in energy conservation programs during peak demand periods (go to for more information.)

The brewery stays rather cold in the winter (60°F inside) and rather warm in the summer (93°F).
Environmental Stewardship
We believe strongly in doing our part to impact the environment in which we live in a positive, enriching manner. Since day one at KelSo, we have correlated the health of our community with the health of our business (not much of a stretch really.)

Key Points to Environmental Stewardship
  • Kegged beer is inherently better, as packaging is kept to a minimum and reused regularly providing less waste.

  • We use products and ingredients that are cultivated in an environmentally sustainable manner.

  • We consolidate our raw material orders to maximize deliveries, reducing their frequency (and saving money/fuel in the process.)

  • All of our suppliers are required to submit an Environmental Statement (either official or unofficial) that they recycle waste and minimize energy usage or use alternative forms of energy.

  • We use biodegradable sanitizer.

See what our friends are saying...

Beer Helps, Stone Barns Center

"Your donation of beer was essential to making this event successful. Together we raised more than $75,000 to support education programs for students and young farmers."
Jill Isenbarger, Executive Director
Stone Barns Center for Food & Agriculture
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Beer Helps, Just Food

"Thank you for joining our efforts to support local farmers and to ensure that all New Yorkers have access to fresh, sustainable and locally grown food."
Jessica Gaffney, Events and Marketing Manager
Jacquie Berger, Executive Director
Just Food
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Beer Helps, gowanus canal

"On behalf of the Gowanus Canal Conservancy I am writing to express our gratitude for hosting our Autumn Fundraiser at Fornino last week. Your generosity is deeply appreciated and the enthusiasm with which you prepared and provided your delicious beer was truly exciting."
Brendan Aquayo, Event Co-chair
Tucker Reed, Event Co-chair
Andrew Simons, Chairman
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Beer Helps, Foodbank NYC

"On behalf of the Food Bank For New York City Board of Directors, staff and especially the people we serve, I would like to thank Kelso Beer Company for their contribution of 6 kegs of beer and set-up of a full service booth the Great Hot Dog Cookoff."
Lucy Cabrera, PH.D., CAE, President & CEO
Foodbank for New York City Read the entire letter

Beer Helps, Just Food

"On behalf of the Board of Directors and the entire staff at Just Food, we would like to thank you for your much valued participation in the "Day in the Life" online auction in association with the JUST FOOD CONFERENCE 2012: EAT. WORK. GROW THE MOVEMENT."
Jessica Gaffney, Events and Marketing Manager
Jacquie Berger, Executive Director
Just Food
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Beer Helps, Brown Community Development Corporation

"We are only two years old, but we are working to make a positive impact on people's lives. With your help, we are able to do that."
Clinton Miller, President
Brown Community Development Corporation
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Beer Helps, Lower East Side Ecology Center

"The Lower East Side Ecology Center appreciates the Support of Kelso beer company over the last five years and is looking forward to more cooperation and friendship into the future."
Carey Pulverman, Project Manager
Lower East Side Ecology Center
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