Our Impact - 805 Beer



California’s Central Coast has been our home for a few generations—we have an affection for this place and feel a responsibility to treat it as well as we possibly can. This means being relentlessly resourceful to conserve water, energy and materials. We believe that our pursuit of the perfect beer must be underscored by a passion for minimizing our environmental impacts. We are brewing for tomorrow.


Our commitment to clean, renewable energy begins with our 9.7-acre solar array, ensuring that the majority of our beer is now brewed with California sunshine.

  • 3,000 metric tons of carbon emissions are offset annually by our solar array
  • 20% of the brewhouse’s energy use is generated by kettle steam recovery
  • Biogas is transformed into usable energy via combined heat-power microturbines


Water is one of our most precious resources in California. We view water conservation as a vital responsibility for the health of our environment and communities.

  • 5 million gallons of water is saved annually by our investment in local reservoir sourcing
  • 500,000 gallons of water is recycled annually through our custom water reuse system
  • 35 million gallons of process water is treated annually on site and returned to the local aquifer