The Alaskan Brewing Co. has developed an environmentally friendly method of disposing brewing waste while powering the production process.

As of December 2012, there are over 2,700 breweries operating in the United States – more than at any other time since Prohibition. In 2011 alone, 174 new microbreweries opened their doors in the U.S. The explosion of breweries in the past two decades would seem to suggest that this is an easy growth, cash cow market, but it’s much more difficult to annually turn a profit than these figures might suggest.

And some, like the Alaskan Brewing Company (which was the 67th brewery in the U.S. after Prohibition), have had to come up with innovative new ways to keep their business in the black. That’s where ‘Beer Powered Beer’ comes in.

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