Sustainability

Some Ways We're Helping


Sleeping Giant Brewing Co. is making an effort to participate in sustainable, eco-friendly practices that benefit our community and the planet. We know that even small changes can have a big impact.

Stash the Trash!

We are partnering with EcoSuperior and Synergy North to help Stash the Trash! Register a team for this cleanup event and report for duty at the brewery for a morning of fun, photos and city-wide trash busting! All participants receive cleanup supplies, safety gear, refreshments and a chance to win prizes. Come out and help wrap up another year of the Spring Up to Clean Up campaign!

Head here for more details: http://www.ecosuperior.org/stashthetrash

Bottles

All of our glass bottles are returnable to the brewery for a deposit, where we wash and re-use them. Using refillable growlers encourages everyone to bring back their empty used bottles and trade them in for new ones full of beer.

Cans

EcoSuperior, a not-for-profit organization aimed at encouraging ecological, social, and economically sustainable practices in Northwestern Ontario, has recognized us for our use of re-usable “clip tops” on our cans. These have a long lifespan and are made in Oregon from 96% recycled content. They are returnable to the brewery where we wash and re-use them, and they can also be used for other beer cans and pop cans if desired.

Brewery

Sleeping Giant Brewing Co. is a proud Bullfrog facility, ensuring our energy is sustainably sourced, reducing emissions and supporting the growth of renewable energy in Canada. We also use steam to heat our water for brewing, which is eco-friendly and a great alternative to using a natural gas boiler.

We don’t use plastic bags in our storefront. Instead, we use paper grocery bags made from 40% recycled material. For our in-house events, we use biodegradable paper plates and utensils.

Spent Grains

After our beer is brewed, the “spent” grains are picked up by local farmers to feed their cattle instead of just throwing them out. We also use a portion of the spent grains to make dog treats in collaboration with K9 Delights Bakery, a non-profit local organization funded by the Ministry of Community & Social Services to support persons with Developmental and Intellectual Disabilities.