CALGARY, AB – Village Brewery has announced the release of a limited edition batch of its flagship Village Blonde Natural Golden Ale brewed using treated wastewater to help bring attention the worldwide issue of water scarcity.
Developed in partnership the University of Calgary’s Advancing Canadian Water Assets (ACWA) and water technology company Xylem Inc., the beer is perfectly safe to drink despite the source of the water, as explained in a press release:
Alberta Health Services’ Safe Healthy Environments (AHS-SHE) provided guidance to the team as it created a water safety plan for the project. AHS-SHE supports safe and healthy communities, as set out under the Public Health Act and related legislation. Before being sent to the brewery, the water was treated at ACWA using tertiary treatment technologies including advanced oxidation and nano-filtration. It was then tested to demonstrate that it met rigorous standards outlined by AHS-SHE for water reuse, including pathogen reduction requirements, as well as Canadian Drinking Water Guidelines.
The special edition of Village Blonde is available now at the brewery, and ACWA will be hosting a special online launch for the beer on Saturday August 22nd, where attendees will “learn about how the beer was made, and the role of water reuse in a sustainable future.” For more details, see the info page on the UCalgary website.
Source & Photo: Village Brewery