Believe in the steam

The Associated Press has a detailed article about how the Alaskan Brewing Co. is using beer — or more specifically the steam from burning spent grain — to power part of its brewery.

The Juneau-based brewery, which makes an excellent amber, wanted to do more than just send spent grain to local farmers to use as animal feed.

“We have the privilege of handcrafting award-winning beer in one of the most majestic locations on Earth, but it also brings special considerations and responsibilities in the way we brew” says Co-founder Geoff Larson on Alaskan Brewing’s website. “We find that both challenging and extremely rewarding.”