On April 21st, 2016 I was invited to join Granville Island Brewing at their taproom for their Mingle In The Dark event. The event was to both celebrate Earth Day as well as their new initiative to help create green energy.
Granville Island Brewing has decided to partner up with Bullfrog Power to help make energy more green in Canada. Bullfrog Power works much like the Carbon Tax in BC where you pay a fee for the power you use and that money goes to creating green energy in the Country. This is even more environmentally friendly in BC where most power already comes from Hydro Electric Dams that area already green. Bullfrog Power will also cover all beer made under the Granville Island brand including both the products made at the facility on Granville Island as well as all other beer produced off site.
When we arrived we were greeted with a class of ISA and a card for two free beers and a voucher for a taxi ride home. They also had a spread of snacks to try including meats, cheeses and bread.
For the first hour or so of the event the lights were on as can be seen in the following photos.
Once the sun started to dip below the horizon though the lights were turned off in a show of their want to conserve energy and be more green and sustainable. It is always good to see that businesses big and small are trying to make a difference with our world. By the end of 2016 all of Granville Island Brewing’s packaged product will display the Bullfrog Power logo.
Hopefully more local businesses will step up to the plate and join this green energy revolution.