St. Patrick’s Day is known for shamrocks, leprechauns, and all things green. And, of course, many also think about the famous green beer that normally is consumed in excess. From brewing giants such as Guinness to local microbreweries, St. Patrick’s Day will likely always be a favorite holiday among beer drinkers.
It comes as no surprise that Texas is a leader in the brewing industry. With 283 craft breweries, the Lone Star State ranks eleventh in the nation, producing well over a million barrels of craft beer annually. The craft beer industry earned $5.1 Texas billion in 2018 and supplied more than 550,000 total jobs nationwide.
But how much energy does it take to make a bottle of beer? And what about the energy required to power a brewery? This St. Patrick’s Day, learn more about the energy it took to put that beer in your hand.