A rail-friendly brewery that produces some fine beers

I have written a number of posts concerning the nexus of beer and railroads.  See this post (first of a four part series among others beer-related posts on the blog).  This post is about another brewery that makes good use of rail transport in the production and shipping of its product–Sierra Nevada brewing Company in Chico, CA.

Sierra Nevada’s private rail spur in Chico, CA allows malt to be delivered by train to their dock only two miles away from the brewery. Sierra Nevada ships approximately 70% of its finished product to the East coast via rail which is 50% cleaner than over-the-road truck travel.

Overview of brewery in Chico and rail-served malt unloading facility (lower green dot).

Overview of brewery in Chico and rail-served malt unloading facility (lower green dot).

Close-up of malt unloading facility.

Close-up of malt unloading facility.

Here’s to Sierra Nevada Brewing for producing a fine product and using environmentally friendly rail transport!

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