BrewDog Dublin becomes world’s first carbon negative brewer

The eco-friendly company plans to plant over one million trees

Updated on 25 August 2020 • Written By Eamonn Crowe

BrewDog Dublin becomes world’s first carbon negative brewer

The company behind popular Dublin bar BrewDog has become the world’s first carbon negative international brewer.

BrewDog is an international beer maker with pubs and breweries around the world, found in locations as far reaching as Brisbane, Australia. BrewDog Dublin, the first Irish location for the brand, opened in the capital last year, taking up residence in the buzzy Capital Dock area.


BrewDog is taking its commitment to sustainability seriously, with the launch of a €33 million climate plan, which will see the company remove double the amount of carbon from the air than it emits each year. This will be achieved through BrewDog’s new 2,050 acre forest, where more than one million trees will be planted in the next few years.

The vast woodland is not in Ireland though and instead can be found in the Scottish Highlands, where BrewDog originally began its journey. As well as the introduction of the BrewDog forest, the beermakers are also taking several other steps to lessen the impact of their trade on the environment. For example, the company is investing in switching its vehicle fleet to be electronically powered and is turning its spent grain into green gas which it then uses to power its breweries.

Speaking about BrewDog’s commitment to sustainability, co-founder James Watt said: “Our Carbon. Our Problem. So, we are going to fix it ourselves. Huge change is needed right now, and we want to be a catalyst for that change in our industry and beyond.

"We fully acknowledge that we are a long way from perfect. However, we are determined to rapidly and fundamentally change everything as we work hard to ensure we have a positive impact on the planet.”

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