02 Jul '11, 6pm

Pack your #4thofJuly cooler with some fresh, eco-friendly brews – Here’s how:

Opt for an organic brew. When grown commercially, beer ingredients are typically chock-full of pesticides and chemicals. Do yourself and mother earth a favor by choosing beers made with fresh, pesticide-free hops, wheat, and barley. For some great organic finds, check out this list of top organic beer picks from National Geographic’s Green Guide . Go for glass over aluminum. When you have the option, it’s always best to choose glass over cans since recycling glass is more environmentally friendly. Also, look for bottles packaged with little or no paper labels. More paper and packaging = more waste. Hosting a party? Skip the cans and bottles and go for the keg! Kegs are a win-win for your wallet and the environment. Not only are kegs reusable, but they also cut down on the waste you'd normally accumulate with loads of bottles and cans. When you break out the keg, be sure to...

Full article: http://www.earthshare.org/2011/03/green-beer-tips.html

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