Hopworks steps up on water restoration

Hopworks Urban Brewery became the third beer maker to sign on with Bonneville Environmental Foundation's water restoration certificate program, signing up to buy offsets that will restore 1.8 million gallons of water into the Deschutes River over the next year.

The Portland brewer announced Monday that it had joined the BEF water program, following in the footsteps of Widmer Brothers Brewing Company and Laurelwood Public House & Brewery of Portland and Big Sky Brewing in Montana.

Hopworks' move fills out its profile as an environmentally friendly "eco-brewpub" as founder Christian Ettinger calls his business. The Southeast Portland brewery and restaurant aims for zero-waste operations and purchases renewable energy.

Hopworks announced in August new distribution deals in Seattle and British Columbia.

BEF's water restoration program was launched last year.

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