PRESS RELEASE: Alluvial Brewing Company achieves gold level Iowa Green Brewery Certification

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Dec 11, 2023

Alluvial Brewing Company achieves gold level Iowa Green Brewery Certification

AMES, IowaAlluvial Brewing Company has received gold level certification from the Iowa Green Brewery Certification (IGBC) program. The IGBC program is a food, beverage and organics program of the Iowa Waste Reduction Center (IWRC) at the University of Northern Iowa that awards certifications to Iowa craft breweries that have implemented sustainable practices within their facilities and brewing operations.

Alluvial, located on the northwest edge of Ames, has made sustainability a core focus throughout their business including sourcing local ingredients, maximizing the overall efficiency of their entire brewing operation and using waste grain and water to benefit the CSA farm located on site. 

“Alluvial has always been a pleasure to work with. Their entire team’s focus and passion about sustainability is always on display,” said Joe Bolick, Director of the Iowa Waste Reduction Center. “The effort they have put into becoming a gold-certified Green Brewery is awesome and they deserve this recognition.”

Alluvial Brewing Company joins River Ridge (Bellevue), Fat Hill Brewing (Mason City), Franklin St. Brewing Co. (Manchester), Keg Creek Brewing Co. (Glenwood), Peace Tree Brewing Co.(Knoxville), Second State Brewing (Cedar Falls), Textile Brewing Co. (Dyersville), and Worth Brewing (Northwood) in the gold level of the IGBC program. 

To learn more about this certified brewery and the IGBC, please visit Iowa Green Brewery Certification webpage. 

Contact Joe Bolick, Director of the Iowa Waste Reduction Center, for more information at 319-273-6577 or


About Iowa Waste Reduction Center. The IWRC has been providing environmental services, including technical assistance and industry training, as well as research and development, for over 35 years. The IWRC is a part of the University of Northern Iowa's Business and Community Services which builds a better Iowa through hands‐on technical assistance for economic and business development, entrepreneurship, environmental improvement and enhanced sustainability. For more information, visit