Australia now has two carbon-neutral breweries

March 28, 2024
By Cody Profaca

Melbourne’s Bodriggy Brewing Co has become the first Victorian brewery to achieve carbon-neutral certification across all of its business operations and beer productions in accordance to the Federal Government’s Climate Active program. This makes it only the second Australian brewery to achieve the certification, following on from Canberra’s Capital Brewing Co who became carbon neutral in 2022. 

“We’re really proud to be recognised as the first Victorian, and second national, carbon neutral brewery across everything we do including; our production processes, administrational aspects and of course, our froths,” said Peter Walsh, Co-Founder of Bodriggy.

“Having started Bodriggy 8 years ago, not only have we grown up, but our customers have too. We’ve evolved as people with different personal values – ones which place importance on protecting the environment more – and we want to reflect that in all that Bodriggy does.” 

Bodriggy has been working closely with carbon and energy management experts Pangolin Associates and Climate Active for the past two years to calculate and reduce its emissions. 

“Although we’ve been on this journey for many years and already implemented a lot of new processes, we recognise it’s only the beginning,” sais Walsh.

“Working with Pangolin, we’ve developed an in-depth plan to get our total emissions down by 30% by 2030 and as big supporters of the arts, want to explore as many local initiatives as possible to continue cultivating a creative culture throughout our great community.” 

Bodriggy’s achievement of becoming Australia’s second carbon neutral brewery, announced today, stands as a proof of concept to other breweries looking to follow suit.

“Bodriggy Brewing Co. team have shown how any brewery can pivot their processes and become carbon neutral,” said Clare De Silva, Senior Consultant at Pangolin Associates.

“With climate change affecting everyone, it’s been wonderful to see the dedication from all team members to reach this momentous milestone within the brewing industry and particularly becoming the first Victorian brewery to do so. 

“We look forward to working with Bodriggy to continue protecting the environment for generations to come.”

To celebrate the announcement, Bodriggy will be running a series of giveaways including an electric bike, gift vouchers, and free beers. For more information and for terms & conditions visit  

Bodriggy is also one of the few independent breweries in Australia that has experienced growth over recent years. Despite having to close its Brewpub after six months due to the arrival of the pandemic, the short window led to a significant uptake in wholesale and e-commerce sales, including scoring deals with both Endeavour Group and Coles Liquor. 

Bodriggy can now be found in nearly 100 Dan Murphy’s and BWS stores and in 500 Coles Liquor Stores. 

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