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Think Green, Drink Beer

A Durango GREEN BUSINESS OF THE YEAR award recipient, Carvers has made every effort to protect our future by using thoughtful alternative and sustainable energy solutions. We lead by example by doing everything possible to become more environmentally responsible, and hope that our alternative powered, eco-conscious restaurant and brewery sets the standard.


In April 2008 Carver Brewing Co. installed 16 solar collectors, the largest solar hot water system in Durango at the time. The array not only heats water but heats the restaurant. The array of collectors you see feeds into a solar heated water storage that has a 900 gallon capacity.


Carvers was the first 100% Wind powered Restaurant and Brewery in Durango. We purchase all of our electricity as “Green Power”, electricity generated from clean, renewable resources. This renewable energy and its attributes, comes from wind- generating facilities across the western United States.

We are proud to be members of AWEA (American Wind Energy Association)  and participate in the LPEA Green Power Program .


Other Green Facts about Carvers

  • We offer beer made with 100% organic ingredients.
  • Spent grain from brewing is used by local ranchers.
  • Brew system recaptures and reuses brewing water.
  • State-of-the-art jug and keg washer further reduces water waste.
  • Carvers is a presenting sponsor of the Green Business Roundtable.
  • Supporter of sustainable, local businesses and farmers.
  • Named 2010 Green Business of the Year.