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BLOOM Case Study on the Importance of Water Data to Improve Craft Brewery Operational Performance

BLOOM Case Study on the Importance of Water Data to Improve Craft Brewery Operational Performance

For Ontario craft brewers, understanding where water is used and where wastewater is generated provides valuable insight into how they can improve their water management performance.

BLOOM has recently released a case study based on a pilot project undertaken by BLOOM in collaboration with Ontario craft brewery Tuque de Broue and the River Institute. The project was designed to demonstrate:

  • The fundamentals involved in ’knowing your operations’,
  • How to obtain the relevant data and performance metrics, and
  • How the data can be used.

The right data and information allows a craft brewery to target areas that use large volumes of water and are major contributors to wastewater strength – and prioritize opportunities for improvement. Having detailed water data relative to operations can also provide insights into how business growth can impact both water use and wastewater generation.

With a better understanding of their operations, a craft brewery such as Tuque de Broue, is in a better position to develop water and resource management strategies and implement cost-effective water, resource and wastewater management solutions – now and into the future.


BLOOM has developed the award-winning Water & Beer online platform to make it easier for craft brewers to understand the Ins, Outs and In-Betweens of water management.

For further information contact:
Michael Fagan, Senior VP, BLOOM
Tel: 905-842-1115, ext. 227
E: mfagan@bloomcentre.com

This project is funded by Growing Forward 2, a federal-provincial-territorial initiative.

About Water & Beer: an online platform designed to help craft brewers understand the ins, outs and in-betweens of water management and improve their resource management performance.  Water & Beer is the ‘go to’ resource for craft brewers who recognize that water management is important for their business, their customers and their communities.  BLOOM developed Water & Beer in collaboration with Ontario Craft Brewers, individual craft breweries, government agencies, and clean technology and solution providers – what BLOOM calls the Collective We.



About BLOOM: Making it Easier. Clean and Simple. BLOOM is a recognized and trusted authority on sustainability and resource management practices in Ontario. BLOOM works actively with Ontario industries to find practical and affordable business solutions that deliver economic, environmental and social benefits.  Follow BLOOM on TwitterFacebook and YouTube.

BLOOM Releases Videos on Lake of Bays Brewing Leadership in Wastewater Management

BLOOM Releases Videos on Lake of Bays Brewing Leadership in Wastewater Management

A craft brewer often only becomes aware that they have a wastewater issue, when they are informed by the municipal or provincial regulator. This then leads to business disruption, higher costs and reputational risk.Continue Reading

BLOOM Releases Case Study on Wastewater Management in Ontario’s Bakery Sector

BLOOM Releases Case Study on Wastewater Management in Ontario’s Bakery Sector

BLOOM released a pilot project case study today: ‘Driving Adoption of Innovative Solutions in Ontario’s Bakery Sector – Demonstrating the Approach and Benefits of Source Reduction as Part of Wastewater Management’. The pilot showed that a first step to improved wastewater management is a structured review of current practices and their impact.  By reducing wastewaterContinue Reading

BLOOM Case Study Demonstrates On-site Wastewater Solutions for Craft Breweries

BLOOM Case Study Demonstrates On-site Wastewater Solutions for Craft Breweries

BLOOM is pleased to announce the release of Driving Adoption of Innovative Solutions at Ontario Craft Breweries – Demonstrating the Performance and Benefits of an Integrated On-Site Wastewater Management Solution, a pilot project case study to improve water management performance in Ontario’s craft breweries. The objective of the pilot was to show that a representativeContinue Reading

BLOOM Won Water’s Next 2017 Award for Water & Beer

BLOOM Won Water’s Next 2017 Award for Water & Beer

Kevin Jones and Michael Fagan took to the stage on June 22, 2017 in Toronto to accept a Water’s Next Award for BLOOM’s Water & Beer project initiative. BLOOM was also honoured to have been nominated in the ‘Company of the Year’ category. Water Canada magazine’s Water’s Next Award is the only national awards program to honourContinue Reading

BLOOM Announces Grant Recipients for Ontario Clean Technology Demonstration Projects

BLOOM Announces Grant Recipients for Ontario Clean Technology Demonstration Projects

BLOOM is pleased to announce that grant funding has been approved to support the completion of seven clean technology demonstration projects. The projects are diverse and represent key sectors of Ontario’s economy. The funding for the projects is being provided by the Government of Ontario. The demonstrations are unique collaborative projects involving both a cleantechContinue Reading

Strategic Management of Water Resources Important to Ontario Craft Breweries

Strategic Management of Water Resources Important to Ontario Craft Breweries

The vast majority of craft breweries in Ontario understand the need to improve their water and resource management performance to save money, protect the environment and enhance community relations. This was a major finding of a survey of Ontario craft breweries conducted in the fall of 2016 that found 97 per cent of respondents agreeContinue Reading

Kudos to Cave Spring for Award-Winning Excellence in Environmental Innovation

Kudos to Cave Spring for Award-Winning Excellence in Environmental Innovation

Cave Spring Cellars, a recognized leader in sustainable winemaking operations, is the well-deserved recipient of a prestigious 2016 Premier’s Award for excellence in environmental innovation.Continue Reading

Improved Water Management Propels Growth of Ontario Cheese Maker

Improved Water Management Propels Growth of Ontario Cheese Maker

Like all farmers, the Van Bergeijk family works hard from ‘sun up to sun down’ to run their farm in southwestern Ontario. Everything in the dairy farming operation is interconnected. They grow corn on their 325 hectare farm to feed 400 dairy cows. The cows produce 11,000 litres of milk a year. That milk isContinue Reading

New Water & Beer Module is Designed to Help Craft Breweries Eliminate Waste and Save Money

New Water & Beer Module is Designed to Help Craft Breweries Eliminate Waste and Save Money

Craft brewers know that high-strength wastewater can put a burden on local treatment facilities and potentially cost money. The best way to protect the environment and the bottom line is to manage wastewater on-site before it goes down the drain. Water & Beer is an online portal that provides breweries with learning modules on goodContinue Reading