Ranch & Coast Magazine

January 2023

Read Ranch & Coast Virtually Anywhere

Issue link: http://ranchandcoast.uberflip.com/i/1489096

Contents of this Issue


Page 37 of 99

farming practices, sustainable manufacturing practices, we're going to be in a lot of trouble in the near future." As a result and with the support and input of his wife and co-founder, Cory, Haggerty's commitment doesn't stop at only being a certified organic brewery. Protector uses 100 percent renewable electricity, green CO2, non- GMO grains, naturally-mined minerals, EPA-certified chemicals, and only recycled materials in its packaging. Spent grains used in the brewing process are infused with microbes through a partnership with SD Microbes to create a beneficial compost called bokashi that's sold locally to farms. In reality, organic isn't just an ethical goal, but a health-driven one for Haggerty as well. "e huge thing that nobody really looks at is synthetic chemical pesticides," he says, offering glyphosate, a toxin farmers use to increase yields, as an example. "If you were to test a beer that was made non-organically, you're going to have residuals of this synthetic neurological toxin, and there've been articles that have come out from a number of universities that show this." "I've been tracking organic practices for the last ten years, and it's an industry that's growing significantly because I just think people are waking up," he continues. "ey're asking deeper questions about what products they put inside their body." As with farms and our oceans, even in beer-making, it's hard to distinguish which comes first, the focus on human health or the land, they're so closely related. "It's a really holistic thing, because the choices that we make that are better for us tend to be better for the environment and tend to be better for the whole ecosystem," says Barris. Whether it's a focus on preservation, taste, or waste, it's education that is the key to making more informed choices that are better all around. At Encinitas' Coastal Roots Farm, it's never too early or too late to educate people where food comes from, how it's grown, and how to make choices for health and Earth that are mutually inclusive. A multitude of programs serving the community from Indulge dining << Sean Haggerty, founder of Protector Brewery ranchandcoast.com 38 JANUARY 2023 RANCH & COAST MAGAZINE

Articles in this issue

Links on this page

Archives of this issue

view archives of Ranch & Coast Magazine - January 2023