Drought and water scarcity are a problem that has begun to affect the lives of us all in recent years. Careful use and reduction of water consumption is a long-term goal at Radegast Brewery and an integral part of a responsible approach to business.
Over the last 10 years, the Radegast brewery has invested tens of millions of CZK in various projects to reduce water consumption. The projects gradually brought great results and long-term declining water consumption. During this period, the Radegast brewery reduced water consumption by an incredible 38%.
In 2018, Radegast reached a historic milestone because it needed only 2.51 hl of water (251 liters) to produce 1 hl (100 liters) of beer. This means that only 1.26 liters of water are needed for one pint of properly bitter Radegast beer. Ten years ago, it was more than 4.08 hl (408 liters) of water to produce 1 hl (100 liters) of beer.
The record 1.26 liters of water per pint of beer consists of water directly contained in the beer, water for washing bottles, water used for sanitation in plants or water used in sanitary facilities in the brewery.
Radegast Brewery has achieved such exceptional results by setting and implementing three basic principles in water management, the so-called 3Rs (Reduce, Reuse and Recycle) and by setting a clear strategy and tough goals. All employees, from the operator on the line to the manager of the brewery, were involved in fulfilling the goals.