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  • Brewers competing in AZ Pure Water Brew Challenge announced

    Aug 11, 2017 | Read More News
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    More than two dozen Arizona brewers from Tucson, Yuma, Prescott, Flagstaff, Sedona, and the Phoenix area have signed up to take the AZ Pure Water Brew Challenge to see who can create the best tasting beer using purified reclaimed water. 

    Over the last few months, the AZ Pure Water team has treated more than 80,000 gallons of recycled community wastewater to prepare for this competition, which will culminate Sept. 10 at the 32nd WateReuse Symposium in Phoenix. 

    Brewers will craft their beer using water that has undergone a five-step purification process inside AZ Pure Water’s very own mobile advanced water purification truck, created specifically for this competition. The process removes all contaminants, including pharmaceuticals, viruses, bacteria, and organic compounds, leaving only pure water that meets federal and state safe drinking water standards.
    “The goal of the Challenge is to help people understand and trust the technology used to create purified recycled water as a possible renewable source for future drinking water,” said Jeff Prevatt, research and innovation leader with the Pima County Regional Wastewater Reclamation Department. “The Challenge provides a working demonstration where people can see and touch the technologies used to treat water, and taste the final product for themselves. The involvement of so many local craft brewers has been amazing and helps to make the entire experience even more delicious.” 

    The AZ Pure Water Brew Challenge will feature the following 26 Arizona brewers:beer
    Brew Challenge judging will take place Sept. 9 at the Mr. Beer headquarters in Tucson, 3366 N. Dodge Blvd. Sanctioned judges from the Beer Judge Certification Program will rate the beer quality based on the BJCP Guidelines selecting a winner and runner up. The AZ Pure Water Brew Challenge winner, runner up, and crowd favorite will be announced Sept. 10 at the 32nd WateReuse Symposium.

    For more details about the project, visit azpurewaterbrew.org

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