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  1. Rick Oftel
    March 5, 2022 @ 2:25 pm

    In Canada, they do (or did) something and provide a thick walled twist off glass bottle with a ten cent deposit. True, the brewery does not have a mark or pattern in the glass but they are effective. I miss the longnecks and still question the logic of removing them from service. Brewery trucks make a round trips. As the truck is emptied, it seems logical to refill the empty cavern with empty bottles for the free ride back to the bottle house. I know that washing and inspection requires labor and energy but it just makes sense to reduce the carbon footprint (reduced recycling load and trucks) and reuse bottles. This is not a scientifically proven statement but it just seems impossible to use less energy mining, refining, melting, molding, and delivering new bottles than washing and refilling used bottles.


  2. Steve Hrybyk
    August 7, 2020 @ 6:40 pm

    Is Sierra Nevada donating to specific non profits or are you accepting applications from others that support community arts organizations?


  3. Brian Black
    August 7, 2020 @ 4:42 pm

    I’d like to see the craft brewers come together and agree on a standard, reusable bottle. Differentiated only by a paper label, with a substantial deposit. It would be a step towards a more sustainable future.


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