Calgary brewery hopes to overcome ‘yuck factor’ with beer made with wastewater

From CBC News | Calgary

Collaboration is part of effort to demonstrate new ways to conserve and use water

Village Brewery, which describes its blond ale as crisp, dry and slightly fruity, is looking to persuade beer lovers that a new batch made from reused wastewater tastes just as good.

The Calgary beer-maker has teamed up with University of Calgary researchers and U.S. water technology company Xylem Inc. to brew up a limited 1,600-can batch.

The goal was to show that dirty water — even that flushed from toilets in a major city — can be made safe to drink while helping conserve the globe’s dwindling potable water supply.

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