WASHINGTON, D.C.– Atlas Brew Works today announced its partnership with DC-based solar energy provider Solar Solution to convert its electricity supply to solar energy.
“Protecting our environment is a responsibility we all share,” said Atlas CEO Justin Cox, “Converting our energy source to sustainable and renewable solar power will help offset our carbon footprint and continue our efforts to be a green brewery.”
Solar Solution will install a 67.5KW solar panel system on the roof of Atlas’ facility at 2052 West Virginia Ave NE which should provide enough electricity during peak production times to completely offset Atlas’ use of traditionally sourced electricity. “This is a win-win for both parties and most importantly a win for the environment. We are all looking forward to enjoying locally crafted 100% solar powered beer!” said Ben Breiterman, COO of Solar Solution.
Atlas Brew Works packages its beer in cans, rather than bottles, due to the environmental benefits of that packaging. “Aluminum cans are 100% recyclable, which minimizes their impact on the planet,” said Atlas Head Brewer Will Durgin. “Cans are lighter than traditional packaging options which reduces our use of fossil fuels in transportation. Besides that wonderful benefit, cans are much better for our beer!”
Atlas Brew Works, founded by Cox and award-winning professional brewer Will Durgin, locally produces its draft and canned beers including its two flagship beers: Rowdy, a hop-forward American-style ale, accented by peppery rye notes, and District Common, a California Common Lager featuring Czech Saaz hops. Atlas’ Tasting Room is open to the public for beer flights, pints, and growler fills Fridays 5-8pm, Saturdays & Sundays 1-8pm.
The collaborative efforts of Atlas and Solar Solution will guarantee beer drinkers in the District and Northern Virginia can enjoy a pint or can of fresh, locally crafted beer while supporting sustainability.