When Santa Cruz Mountain Brewing opened in 2005, the concept of going green was a foreign, unnecessary fad to most people. But to SCMB, it was a core tenant of their brewing processes. Now as the first--and largest--organic brewery in Santa Cruz, let's take a look at how this attitude has shaped their beer.
With such an important agricultural sector, and such a reputation for scarcity, you would think that California’s management of water resources would be the picture of efficiency. To put it simply: you would be wrong.
We’ve got maybe 11 years to make tangible progress towards addressing climate change… We have to get people to believe that there is a problem and believe that it’s our responsibility to fix it.
Here at NuLeaf we focus on challenges in the modern brewing industry, but in all these centuries, how have these challenges changed over time? We sat down with Professor Gerald Lorentz--an expert on the history of brewing--to help us explore how the obstacles facing the brewing industry have changed, and how they haven’t.
2018 was an equally exhilarating and terrifying roller coaster, and as we look forward to 2019 it’s hard not to take a moment to reflect on everything that we’ve accomplished and all the challenges we’ve overcome. Here are a few of our proudest moments.
Every year in January, people around the world set out on their New Year’s resolutions of weight loss and fitness. However, statistics suggest that most of us will abandon our new ‘fit’ lifestyles as early as January 17th! We’re here to offer those of you who are struggling to make good on your resolutions a little support and encouragement, and show how a commitment to health and fitness can improve not only your body but your whole life!
Many people expect an entrepreneur to use flash and charisma to take them where they need to go, but not everyone is a Steve Jobs or Mark Cuban and not everyone needs to be. Our team shares their experience being introverts in business and the strategies they use to turn introversion into a tool for success:
‘Accepted.’ That’s what the e-mail about my research proposal said. It had the classic NASA logo underneath. It felt like the most unbelievable moment of my life, but nothing that’s happened since has felt remotely real.
We have discussed urbanization in our previous posts, but what we haven’t examined is how food and energy scarcity drive these number upward; and how we need to change how we look at water, food, and energy to serve an increasingly urban global population.
What does it mean to live off-grid?
Faultline Brewing Company is a brewpub based in Sunnyvale California, just a stone’s throw from our workshop in Mountain View. We recently had the opportunity to talk to Peter Catizone—their head brewer—and discuss his experience in dealing with water treatment in the brewing industry.
With the rise of water scarcity though, some breweries are finding it harder and harder to keep their doors open. Are we seeing the end of craft breweries as we know them? Or are solutions to brewer’s water pains just over the horizon!
TL;DR Life’s evolutionary history and our civilization are intimately linked to water. NuLeaf harnesses water as our most powerful ally against scarcity. Follow the link below to invest!
TL;DR Jaw Brew is a microbrewery that specializes in turning the circular economy into new pockets of wealth. Now they’re tackling the brewing industry’s next untapped opportunity - water.
TLDR: Social entrepreneurship and impact investing - creating and investing businesses that do good and make a profit - are movements backed by $22.89 trillion dollars in assets worldwide. Nature only does business in conditions that are suitable life; we look to bio-inspired design to unlock new sources of wealth for social entrepreneurship. We turned our do-it-yourself makers mentality into an agile business and, true to our roots, we’re crowdfunding at SeedInvest so that anyone can invest in a better world.
Steel Bonnet’s charming motto is “California Brewed, Scottish Attitude” - but their friendly disposition can’t stop a water pain that hinders their growth. Steel Bonnet is one of the first brewers to become a part of our “game-changer” pilot program so we sat down with them to discuss the pain water creates on the brewing industry.
Climate change is one of the most daunting challenges that humanity has ever faced. Bio-inspired design creates a pathway to a regenerative future by looking to nature to solve our most daunting global challenges. NuLeaf Tech takes bio-inspired design to new heights with the circular economy by unlocking the power - and wealth - of recycled wastewater with easy to use systems that can expand to any scale.
Water treatment is so inflexible countless individuals and industries are powerless to control and reuse this precious resource. Water is our society’s indispensable lifeforce. Unlock the power of recycled water and build a healthier world with NuLeaf.
We are proud to announce that we are currently semi-finalists in the VERGE Accelerate! This is a local Silicon Valley clean tech competition and we are in the runnings to be finalist in the circular economy category