Victoria Bitter makes sweet move to solar

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Victoria Bitter has announced that by 2020, VB will be brewed with 100 per cent offset solar electricity.

The iconic beer’s shift to solar electricity will be powered by solar generated from the Karadoc Solar Farm under a 12-year Power Purchase Agreement (PPA). The Karadoc Solar Farm is one of Victoria’s largest solar farms.

The renewable electricity will power the brewing of more than a hundred million litres of Victoria Bitter.

Solar panels are also being installed atop VB’s breweries at the iconic Abbotsford Brewery in Melbourne and Queensland’s Yatala Brewery. These panels will be installed by next year.

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Victoria Bitter marketing director Chris Maxwell said, “Australia’s most iconic beer will soon be one of the most sustainable too. For over 165 years we’ve been satisfying the hard earned thirsts of hard-working Australians who have had the sun beating down on their backs. Now we’re going to get the sun working for us. As a brand that is manufactured in Australia, we need to do our bit for the environment to ensure we can continue brewing for centuries to come.

“In the last year we have removed all plastic from our can packaging and we are proud that the iconic stubby uses less glass than any other similar sized beer due to its efficient design. This means less energy required to produce, and distribute to all corners of the country.”

Victoria Bitter has released a new television commercial to help promote the solar initiative in time for the footy finals. The transition to being brewed with 100 per cent offset solar electricity will be complete in 2020.

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