On Saturday employees of Pyramid Brewing, Portland Brewing and Columbia Distributing will be taking to the trails of Forest Park in Northwest Portland. To continue its commitment to the environment the two breweries and distributor will join the Forest Park Conservancy for Tap It Forward.
Being an environmental steward is important to Pyramid Brewing, Portland Brewing and Columbia Distributing and its Tap It Forward initiative will assist to counterbalance the pollutants that is a byproduct in brewing, such as water usage and carbon emissions. This Saturday the three will work the along the trails in Forest Park and in Seattle at the Nature Consortium.
Pyramid Brewing Co. and Portland Brewing Co. are sister breweries with a shared triple bottom line philosophy that prioritizes community and environmental stewardship as part of its overall approach to business. Tap It Forward is part of the breweries’ volunteer time-off program where employees are encouraged to volunteer one to two days per year. Operations at the brewery shut-down and all employees work together to make an impact in the local community, including caring for urban green spaces to improve environmental impact.
“Tap It Forward is one of our favorite corporate initiatives as an opportunity to ultimately reduce the environmental impacts we have on our community,” said Robert Rentsch, general manager for Pyramid and Portland Brewing Co., in a statement. “Volunteerism is another way we can protect and steward our natural resources and improve our footprint. It is a privilege to partner with Columbia Distributing to preserve our environment.”
Pyramid, Columbia Distributing and Portland Brewing Co. have roots in the Pacific Northwest, and the brand’s Northwest values of accountability, integrity, respect and trust have shaped past, present and future business and environmental practices. Tap it Forward lets the brands say thank you to the region that’s shaped their companies.
D.J. is a Portland, Oregon based writer that spent his formative years in the Midwest. With over 20 years under his belt of drinking beer at festivals across America and the world, he has developed a strong appreciation and understanding of craft beer and the industry that surrounds it. He can be found in any of the great breweries or beer bars that make Portland the best beer city in the world. His writing can also be found in Northwest Brewing News and can be followed on Twitter at @hopapalooza.