Project Description

Two Drifters Brewery & Distillery in Devon

Two Drifters Brewery & Distillery

Russ & Gemma Wakeham, based in Exeter, make craft beer and rum with a carbon negative footprint.

Awards & Memberships

Our awards

Company Mission Statement

To secure a more sustainable future for our planet, we strive to go beyond the minimum. We will actively help the planet as we manufacture and deliver high quality beers and rums to our customers.

Working greener

At Two Drifters Brewery & Distillery we us zero emission energy supplier, 100% electric van, 100% electric equipment, commitment to reusing water in all of our processes, working with Climeworks to offset more CO2 than we create from field to glass.


Taste of the West 2019 – Highly commended (rum)

Our goals for 2020

Our target is:

  • We aim to achieve net carbon negativity as we have set out to do from our inception and to continue to work with Climeworks to achieve this
  • We aim to publish our carbon emissions calculations
  • We aim to be certified carbon neutral by the Carbon Trust
  • We aim to work with the Carbon Trust to develop Carbon Negative status
  • We aim to remove plastic from deliveries to our customers and use biodegradable packaging instead
  • We aim to educate our suppliers and collaborators. We acknowledge we have limited influence over third parties who supply to us. While we cannot control the decisions of these parties, we commit to educate them of our policy and encourage them to align operating practices with policy objectives

Our green products

The level of aluminium recycling in the UK is such that 40% of an aluminium can has already been an aluminium can at least once before. This was one of the factors that determined our choice to package our beers in cans rather than glass bottles. The other factors are aesthetics, weight for transportation (lower carbon footprint), and safety in transportation. Glass bottles are also recycled but to the best of our knowledge they are repurposed rather than reused as a glass bottle. Which also leads nicely to an issue we want to address with our rums. Glass bottles are still the only well used option for spirits, this is true because the end user is often a bar or restaurant; however, we are actively looking into alternatives or a refill scheme to try and reduce the wastage of glass bottles.


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Two Drifters Brewery in Devon

01392 445151

Two Drifters Brewery
Unit 5 Skyways Business Park
Fair Oak Close