There’s cost-benefit, and there’s doing the right thing.

Our first brewhouse was a hand-built hodgepodge of old dairy equipment. Back then, “reduce, reuse, recycle” wasn’t a catchphrase but a business model. Over the years, we’ve passed up chances to brew more easily and cheaply, choosing not to shortchange our values or the environment.

Instead, we’re committed to high-quality, low-impact brewing by investing in the largest solar array in craft beer, diverting 99.8% of our solid waste from the landfill, and building the first LEED platinum production brewery in the U.S.

And there’s so much more. Use our interactive maps below to see how sustainability weaves through everything we do.

Interactive sustainability maps

With a bird’s-eye view, click and explore our two breweries.

A preview of the interactive sustainability map for Sierra Nevada Brewing Company's Chico location

Chico Map Mills River Map


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A tractor moving compost piles in the morning sunlight

Hops In The Soil

Several rows of industrial shrink wrap rolls staged for use

Brewers Recycle Better Together

A mobile red chicken coop at Sierra Nevada Brewing Company in Mills River, North Carolina

Chickens In The Brewery Backyard

Shiitake mushrooms growing on a stack of logs with a Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. employee in the background

Mills River Mushrooms

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