STORY LINK / USA (April, 2020) — Without water, there is no beer. Depending on its style, beer is upwards of 95% water. And water is vitally important to keep brewing equipment sanitary.
Yet, a beer’s water is often overshadowed by other ingredients. Beer drinkers can name hop varietals or identify certain strains of yeast as they sip, but many have no idea where their favorite brewery sources its water.
Several breweries and charitable organizations aim to bring water to the forefront through support of related causes, treatment and/or recycling wastewater and the launch of special-edition beers. Their efforts support the future of the industry and planet.