Launch party for Colonel
© Habib Battah
Launch party for Colonel
Last updated: August 19, 2014

A sustainable drink: New Lebanese beer made in recycled brewery building

Banner Icon A new microbrewery has opened in Batroun, a picturesque small town on the Lebanese coast.

Even more cool is that the brewery building is built of recycled material: walls made of recycled wood crates and melted down plastic turned into wall panels – the equivalent of 2 million plastic bags. It is a technology pioneered by the local firm Cedar Environmental, headed by Lebanese engineer Ziad Abichaker.

There are also tables made of old telephone wire spools, grass planted with organic recycled fertilizer.
The new beer is called Colonel, and a restaurant is set to open in the space.

Here are some pictures from the launch party recently.

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Habib Battah
Habib is an award-winning investigative journalist, filmmaker and media critic. He has contributed to BBC, Al Jazeera English, Variety, Bold Magazine and others. Check out his blog http://www.beirutreport.com/
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