Adam Worcester, Triple Crossing Brewing, Richmond, VA

The Nature Conservancy is celebrating fall with OktoberForest, a collaboration with local brewers to raise awareness about the importance of forests in providing clean water. We spoke with co-owner Adam Worcester from Triple Crossing Brewing, about nature’s role in the making and enjoyment of craft beer.

Visit nature.org/OktoberForest to learn more about the connection between healthy forests and clean water, and see the list of participating OktoberForest breweries across the country!


How has nature inspired you as a brewery – especially during your expansion to Fulton? 

Adam Worcester:

When we purchased the property here in Fulton we harvested yeast from some of the local flora in the area.  We used that yeast to create a mixed culture beer that we’ll be aging in red wine barrels and releasing in bottles at a later date.  It’s a neat little project that wouldn’t be nearly as cool without being able to tell people that the yeast actually came from flora on site.


What important connections do you see between healthy forests, clean water, and good beer?

Adam Worcester:

Water is everything for beer.  Good, clean water is essential to making great beer.  We use the municipal water supply of the City of Richmond that's drawn from the James River. We’re lucky to have good water where we are here.


How is Triple Crossing working to be sustainable and environmentally friendly?

Adam Worcester:

We encourage people to bike to the brewery and have bike racks on site.  We’re working with Tesla to have a charging station here for electric cars, and we’ve begun preliminary discussions with solar companies to make the brewery at least partially solar powered.  We’ve also recently begun replacing all the old, outdated energy hogging light fixtures in the building with more energy efficient LED lights.


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