Birdsong was founded in 2011 with a quest for better beer and a five-gallon soup kettle. Our vision is similar to many of our favorite craft brewing mentors who inspired us to open our own brewery: We strive to create outstanding beer, have a low impact on the environment, and create personal relationships and ties to the local community. Beloved by locals and sought-after by fans across the Carolinas, the 30-barrel brewhouse and taproom in the Belmont neighborhood embodies the #CanDoWillDo philosophy behind what Birdsong brews, thinks and believes. Charlotte’s third oldest brewery is the first in the Queen City to embrace solar power, installing a 70-kilowatt array for the roof of the brewery in 2018.
As a mid-size distributing brewery, we consume a large amount of power for HVAC, walk-in coolers, glycol chiller, air compressors, etc. Our goal was to cut our power bill by 40%. So far, we have generated 108.42 MWh since installation. The environmental benefits so far: CO2 Emission Saved: 623,000 lbs and Equivalent Trees Planted: 4,705.
Birdsong Green Team Mission Statement-
Our goal at Birdsong Brewing is to facilitate and continue environmentally friendly initiatives that help sustain our business, our community, and the environment. Through educating our staff and customers on our current and upcoming initiatives, we can become environmental stewards for our community. These goals will be met by creating clear guidelines for our staff and holding each staff member accountable for their actions as they relate to our Green Team Goals. We aim to continue and improve upon our current environmentally friendly actions through the use of solar panels, our bi-annual creek clean up and extensive water conservation efforts.