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The case for flat beer

What's the carbon footprint of ... a pint of beer? | Environment | guardian.co.uk

The carbon footprint of a pint of beer:
300g CO2e: locally brewed cask ale at the pub
500g CO2e: local bottled beer from a shop or foreign beer in a pub
900g CO2e: bottled beer from the shop, extensively transported
Beer is unlikely to dominate your carbon footprint but it can make a significant contribution. According to my calculations, a few bottles of imported lager per day might add up to as much as a tonne of CO2e per year – equivalent to around 50,000 cups of black tea.

I promise not to drink so much black tea to make up for it. Of course Wadworth's still uses horses to deliver locally, though I guess the emissions form the beer fed horses are worse than CO2

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Ah! But how much CO2 is made boiling the water for 50,000 cups of black tea - they don't tell us that, do they.

Black tea? What a load of whining f*cking puritans.

My carbon footprint for beer can be seen on any hippy's back as I climb over the barbeque to get to the bar/fridge.

I once worked this out when they were all wibbling about bottled water.

The amount of CO2 in beer (ie, the gas, not the transport of it nor manufacturing of it) is about the same as the CO2 produced by transporting bottled water about.

http://www.ideasinactiontv.com/tcs_daily/2006/02/ban-bottled-water-yes-minister.html

0.008% of the nation's emissions.

The busybodies who want to meddle with our beer ought to know better by now.

How about those wooden casks and termites? After all, in 1982 it was estimated that termites output some fifty billion tons of CO2 gas - vs today's human output of thirty for ALL "greenhouse" gases.

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