Telluride Brewing cans. Photo: John Frank/Axios
To make the craft beer industry more sustainable, breweries are enlisting the help of their fans. Aluminum Label
What's happening: Telluride Brewing and other Colorado beer makers are asking consumers to "peel the label" before recycling their empty cans. The message is printed prominently on the label as part of an effort to boost sustainability and limit waste.
Why it matters: Craft beer can labels are often stickers or plastic wrap that can contaminate infinitely recyclable aluminum or lead recyclers to throw cans into the landfill.
Between the lines: Colorado is famous for its role in making canned beer popular, thanks to Oskar Blues. But most craft brewers don't get their labels painted on the side because it requires bulk orders that are too costly.
🍻 John's quick take: Many local beer cans feature beautiful art on their cans. A friend even framed some labels from mountain-centric Outer Range Brewing to decorate her ski house.
Get more local stories in your inbox with Axios Denver.
Support local journalism by becoming a member.
No stories could be found
Get a free daily digest of the most important news in your backyard with Axios Denver.
Fragile Label Support local journalism by becoming a member.