Proof Brewing Company is 1st in Florida to install new technology that will reduce carbon footprint
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WCTV) – A Tallahassee brewery has become the first in Florida to brew beer with a new technology that’s also good for the environment.
“It’s not only becoming more environmentally friendly,” said Byron Burroughs, the founder of Proof Brewing Company.
Proof is the first brewing company in the Sunshine State to recapture carbon dioxide, or CO2, to reduce emissions while making their beer.
“We found that we were paying a lot, tens of thousands of dollars a year for CO2, when we actually produce more CO2 than we can actually use in the process,” said Burroughs.
Burroughs says they weren’t initially looking to change their system, but things changed during the pandemic.
“During COVID we had a lot of situations with CO2 shortages and fluctuations in pricing and we reached out to Earthly Labs,” he said.
Earthly Labs is a Texas-based company that installed the…