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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.

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  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?

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  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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