UMass Boston

MA 'Green Brewery’ Recognition Program

'BetterBev' Green Craft Better Recognition logo


The Center for Sustainable Enterprise and Regional Competitiveness at UMass Boston is leading a 2-year program, funded by a U.S. Environment Protection Agency grant, to provide pollution prevention technical assistance to Massachusetts craft breweries through September 2024.          

The program aims to help craft breweries reduce the use of energy, water, and chemicals, and prevent waste while achieving cost savings and improved brand recognition. Are you a brewery interested in getting green technical assistance? Fill out this survey and email Rob Vandenabeele.

Brewery Best Practices

Participating Breweries

Green Breweries Map

Welcome to the official map of New England's eco-conscious craft beverage producers! Proudly awarded the "Green Beverage" designation by the BetterBev initiative, these artisans are leading the way in environmental stewardship.

Our mission is clear: to spotlight and honor craft beverage producers committed to continuous environmental improvement. From conserving water to slashing energy usage and minimizing toxic chemicals and waste, these champions embody sustainability in every sip.

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  • Vesela Veleva, ScD. (Principal Investigator), MBA Program Director and SERC Co-Director
  • Rob Vandenabeele (Project Manager), EcoFriendlyBeerDrinker
  • Nardia Haigh, PhD (Co-Investigator), Associate Professor and Associate Dean, College of Management
  • Benyamin Lichtenstein, PhD (Co-Investigator), Associate Professor in Entrepreneurship, College of Management
  • Alan Abend, Assistant Dean for the School for the Environment
  • Michael Tlusty, PhD (Project Advisor), Associate Professor, School for the Environment
  • Graduate Assistants: Kevin Bleau, Garima Gnu, Coleman Horsley, Joy Mohr, Paul Mulvey, Nathan Dziadul and Lara Cardoso.
  • Students enrolled in graduate class MBAMGT671/UPCD671 Introduction to Environmental Management and undergraduate class MGT481/ENVSTY481 Introduction to Environmental Management & Clean Energy 
  • And, of course, our Brewers!

Four Star Farms Brewery

Coastal Mass Brewery

7th Wave Brewing

Trillium Brewing Company