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Allagash employees Salim Raal, left, and Brendan McKay stack bottles of Golden Brett, a limited release beer fermented with a house strain of Brettanomyces yeast. The Maine brewery recently installed solar panels as part of its sustainability initiatives. CREDIT: DEREK DAVIS

Good News For ‘Green’ Brews: Consumers Say They’ll Pay More For Sustainable Beer

Breweries are quite creative these days when it comes to saving energy. Double Mountain Brewery in Oregon uses refillable beer bottles, Five & 20 Spirits and Brewing turns its waste grain and water into compost for aquaculture, and Sierra Nevada Brewing Company recovers carbon dioxide from the fermentation cycle. Continue Reading Good News For ‘Green’ Brews: Consumers Say They’ll Pay More For Sustainable Beer

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Heraclio Delacruz is in his 18th year herding sheep in central Washington. “There’s no one to talk to, you’re alone, with your friends the dogs, the braying sheep." CREDIT: ESMY JIMENEZ/NWPB

A Sheepherder On Two Decades In Washington High Country ‘With Your Friends The Dogs’

Heraclio Delacruz is a Peruvian sheepherder, in Spanish what’s called a “pastor.” This is his 18th year with the Martinez family sheepherding operation in Central Washington. ” … you’re alone, with your friends the dogs, the braying sheep,” he says. Continue Reading A Sheepherder On Two Decades In Washington High Country ‘With Your Friends The Dogs’

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