Taste Matters, But So
Does Our Impact

Our goal is to tread lightly. We aren't perfect, but we are committed to reducing our impact every day.

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During our sustainability audit, we found these impacts.

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Ingredients

Sourcing locally and thoughtfully makes a difference.
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Water & Energy

Big batch brewing can be wasteful.
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Packaging

How we package our products matters.
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Transportation

Shipping and delivering can quickly add up.

Here’s How We Will Improve

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The materials we use to package our products, and then how they are ultimately disposed of have an impact on the natural world. It’s easier to prevent waste when you make doing the right thing affordable and easy.

Our Action Plan:

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Recycle soft plastics from supplier materials
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Implement 4-pack rings reuse through a take-back program
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Be a zero-waste brewery

Working with local farmers who grow organically (i.e without pesticides), helps pollinators thrive and supports healthy ecosystems.

Our Action Plan:

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Source local BC and Canadian grown/produced  ingredients whenever possible
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Upcycle 100% of leftover grain from the brewing process
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Invest in sustainable organic farmers

Breweries draw on local water and power - there is no way around this. Small-batch brewing allows us to test new beers without being wasteful.

Our Action Plan:

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100% carbon neutral brewhouse
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Implement small-batch brewing system
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Conduct an energy audit to further reduce usage
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Review options for waste water reduction, capture, and reuse.

Transportation emissions add up. The more disconnected a supply chain, the bigger the footprint. Thinking local first can reduce emissions.

Our Action Plan:

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Source from local suppliers to decrease travel emissions
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Group delivery routes together
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Transition vehicle fleet to electric and hybrid option

Breweries draw on local water and power - there is no way around this. Small-batch brewing allows us to test new beers without being wasteful.

Our Action Plan:

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 Implement small-batch brewing system
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Conduct an energy audit to further reduce usage
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100% carbon neutral brewhouse

The Things We Are Working On

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Carbon Neutral Brewery

Tin Whistle is a member of the Climate Smart Initiative. A group of Canadian businesses working to measure and reduce their carbon footprints. We continually measure and benchmark our small brewery against the best out there, and we are happy to announce we now have a carbon-neutral brewhouse! No matter your size, we believe you can be sustainable and responsible as a business.

Invest In Our Local Community

Tin Whistle has been in Penticton for many years. It is our joy and pleasure to support those around us and help our community grow. TW donates 5 cents of every can to a local charitable partner.

We also source our ingredients locally (whenever possible). This includes chocolate from Accent Cafe in Penticton, oats from True Grain in Summerland, BC, honey from Cawston BC, and our fruits from neighbouring BC farms.

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Certified Organic Beer

Tin Whistle is moving towards making some of its beer certified organic. Organically produced products prevent pesticides from entering the world and helps create healthier agriculture systems that support birds, pollinators, and a more resilient environment.