ORGANIC: (adj.) – of food or farming methods produced or involving production without the use of chemical fertilizers, pesticides, or other artificial agents.
A beer can be called ORGANIC if it meets the following federal guidelines:
- At least 95% of its ingredients are organically produced.
- The brewery must prove that the remaining ingredients were not available in sufficient quantities or qualities in organic form.
- And these non-organic ingredients must be on the federal Agricultural Department’s list of allowed and prohibited substances.
We choose ORGANIC because we are making a conscious decision about what we put in our beer. We choose ORGANIC because organic farms help reduce pollution to soil and water, as well as our overall carbon footprint.
Some beer connoisseurs suggest ORGANIC beer may taste and smell fresher.