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Four Saints Brewery in Heart of North Carolina Launches Carbon-Neutral Beer

Updated: Jan 20, 2020

Four Saints Brewery is part of the Heart of North Carolina  Tourism Authority. They promote visitation in Randolph County, and DKCG is proud to represent Heart Of North Carolina as a PR client. We're excited to share this news about Asheboro NC's Four Saints Brewing Company with you.

Recently, Four Saints (via our friend and independent PR pro Leah Hughes) landed placements in "Around the Triangle," 106.1 FM, the NC Beer Guys, Brewgaloo social media channels, The Greensboro News & Record, NC Craft Brewers Guild NC Beer Month e-newsletter and members e-newsletter, the WRAL "What's on Tap" blog, the Triangle's Independent Weekly, Beer Pulse, Beer Info, and Brewer Magazine.

We're excited to share the Four Saints news with you below, thanks to Leah and Four Saints.

Four Saints Debuts Carbon-Neutral Brewing with Hemp Ale

Leah Hughes, April 26, 2018

Asheboro, N.C. — Four Saints Brewing Company has partnered with Greensboro’s Urban Offsets to brew Founding Fathers Hemp Ale with a carbon-neutral process from start to finish. The beer will be released at Raleigh’s Brewgaloo on April 28, 2018.

The carbon emissions produced by brewing — from sourcing the ingredients to tapping the kegs — will be offset by renewable-energy and other projects in North Carolina that reduce carbon dioxide emissions. This is the first carbon-neutral brewing process of its kind in North Carolina and one of the first in the country.

“One of the beautiful things about being a craft brewery is we can experiment,” says Andrew Deming, co-founder and head brewer at Four Saints.

One of the emission-reduction projects supported by Urban Offsets is the Cone Health Cancer Center Healing Gardens in Greensboro. As part of its work with Urban Offsets, Four Saints will fund tree plantings at the garden.

“This project gives us the opportunity to spread some joy and hope and do something good,” says Joel McClosky, co-founder of Four Saints. “Brewing beer might not be curing major world problems, but if we can help our local community through a beer we brew and be an example for other breweries, then why not?”

Founding Fathers Hemp Ale is an English mild ale that incorporates hemp flower from Asheboro-based Founder’s Hemp. The earthy, nutty beer comes in at 3.8% ABV and 8 IBU. Last year, the beer became North Carolina’s first legally registered hemp ale.

In an effort to reduce carbon emissions and support local industry, all beer ingredients were sourced from North Carolina companies. Epiphany Craft Malt of Durham supplied the grain, and Bee Hoppy Farms in Pittsboro grew the hops.

“It’s a relatively small pilot batch, but now that the legwork is done, we can easily scale the carbon-neutral process developed with Four Saints to match a growing demand for locally crafted products that also invest in their communities,” says Shawn Gagné, CEO of Urban Offsets.

Four Saints Brewing Company is located at 218 S. Fayetteville St., Asheboro, NC

To learn more about the brewery, visit

For details about Brewgaloo, go to



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