Brewery creates world’s first carbon-negative beer

Gipsy Hill has become the first brewery in the world to launch a carbon-negative beer without offsetting emissions.

The carbon-negative beer was brewed using barley grown from regenerative farming methods and hops which have been recaptured and reused – ultimately removing more greenhouse gasses from the atmosphere than it produces.

The latest beers have a carbon footprint of -40g of carbon dioxide for Swell Lager and -30g of carbon dioxide for Trail Pale per pint, respectively.

A pint of commercial lager typically produces 350g of carbon dioxide.

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Gipsy Hill co-founder Sam McMeeken said customers can “enjoy a pint safe in the knowledge it’s actively improving the environment and helping solve our climate crisis”.

Last year, Gipsy Hill partnered with Wildfarmed, an organisation that rewards farmers for regenerative farming — the quality of their crops, soils and ecosystems — rather than the quantity of crops produced, to grow wheat.

Wildfarmed co-founder Edd Lees said it is “making it easy for people to help solve some of the world’s biggest problems – like climate change and food security – by consuming food and drink made with ingredients from healthy, regenerative soil.”

“Our Wildfarmed barley sequesters carbon, increases biodiversity, and is the gold standard of regen agriculture,” he added.

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