Making Brown Beer Green

Green beer is gross. If god wanted beer to be green, he would have made us use the hop plant's cousin marijuana instead of barley to brew. (Hey...)

So another feather in the cap of Brooklyn Brewery—they've already got our support for making pretty tasty beers—who produces regular, brown- to amber-colored beer with green energy, paying a premium to ConEd to purchase power generated by a wind farm in upstate New York.

Perhaps even cooler, though, is Colorado's New Belgium Brewery, who uses excess waste water laden with worty goodness to generate methane gas inside closed pools of anaerobic bacteria. [pictured]

Find out all about it in Wired News's not-very-gadgety article.

This Green Beer's the Real Deal [Wired News]