UBC Undergraduate Research

An investigation into brewpub operations in the new SUB Hall, Daniel; Liu, Frank; Lan, Leonard; Ho, Tun-Wen Vincent


This paper examines sustainable operations of brewpubs with a triple bottom line assessment applied to provide recommendations to the proposed AMS brewpub. Consisting of a social, environmental, and economical analysis, the triple bottom line assessment thoroughly examines the sustainability of this issue. Operations of the brewpub are broken up into six key areas, ingredients, recipes, brewing process, cleaning, packaging, and recycling spent grains after brewing with a triple bottom line analysis applied to each section. Our analysis shows that for each of the six sections, sustainable operations are attainable for all three of the indicators. Socially, sustainability is better for the people involved directly and indirectly with the brew pub, environmentally, sustainability does not have to involve social and economic compromises, and economically, sustainability will provide the opportunity to save money on operational costs in the long run. By implementing sustainable practices throughout the construction and operation of the brewpub, the AMS and the new SUB can become leaders in sustainable brewing. Disclaimer: “UBC SEEDS provides students with the opportunity to share the findings of their studies, as well as their opinions, conclusions and recommendations with the UBC community. The reader should bear in mind that this is a student project/report and is not an official document of UBC. Furthermore readers should bear in mind that these reports may not reflect the current status of activities at UBC. We urge you to contact the research persons mentioned in a report or the SEEDS Coordinator about the current status of the subject matter of a project/report.”

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