Where does your water come from? Maybe the tap? Perhaps you buy a bottle or two from the grocery store every now and again. But where does water come from?
For ages conservation groups have tried everything to get citizens to recognize where their water comes from. Denver Water alone has featured several award winning campaigns to encourage Denver residents to use less (we are, after all, in a desert). Today, clean drinking water is used in the production of everything - from food to clothing to drywall - and not all of the water is recycled or used again.
Environment Colorado, the people behind the Don't Suck the Colorado River Dry campaign, are now connecting with one of Colorado's biggest local markets - craft beer - to deliver a message of conservation. Beer Not Water is the latest campaign that encourages beer drinkers to think about what the makers of their favorite beer think about - where their water comes from.
The group has produced several videos with local breweries (Upslope Brewery featured above) to ask them about how water is used in the brewing process. From production to recipe - the quality of water matters to brewers and the quality of their product. Since most brewers tap directly into municipal water supplies, they tend to have invested interests in what happens to local water supplies.
Over the coming months, Beer Not Water looks to connect with more craft beer brewers, home brewers, and the patrons of their product in an effort to grow awareness of what is happening to local water supplies, and what they can do to be more conscious of their use. They look to have a growing presence in tap houses, breweries, and at the upcoming Great American Beer Festival.
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