With new breweries popping up all over the country, the public has access to a mind-boggling array of new high-quality beers. But, whether they are brewing ales, pilsners, porters, wits, lambics or stouts, one ingredient is key — water.
That’s why nearly two dozen craft breweries have taken the National Resource Defense Council’s (NRDC) “Clean Water Pledge” and signed on to a new campaign to speak out for clean water. As producers of delicious and beloved products with a strong following — as well as their status as job-creating small business-owners — the NRDC believes these brewers are a powerful voice, with a lot to say about the need for strong water policy in the United States.
For other brewers intrigued by this movement, the group is hosting a telebriefing April 9 at noon eastern time to discuss the program and hear why some of these brewers are speaking out. Speakers on the call include Ian Hughes from Goose Island Beer Co., Jason Spaulding of Brewery Vivant and Karen Hobbs from the NRDC. The call-in number is 866-901-2585.
The list of breweries signed on thus far include: Arbor Brewing, Arcadia Brewery, Brewery Vivant, Central Waters Brewing Co., Cranker’s Brewery, DryHop, Finch’s Beer Co., Flossmoor Station, Founder’s Brewing Co., Goose Island Beer Co., Half-Acre Beer Co., Harmony Brewing Co., Lakefront Brewery, New Belgium Brewing Co., Revolution Brewing, Right Brain Brewery, Short’s Brewing Co. and Wild Onion Brewing Co.