It turns out river water might be the key ingredient in a great beer. Desalitech, a Massachusetts water treatment company, is sponsoring a competition that will have six breweries create some of the hoppy stuff using water from Boston’s Charles River.
“We’re having fun here, but at the end of the day, we want to educate the public and decisionmakers,” a spokesperson from Desalitech explains of this “Brew the Charles” challenge. “We’re all efficient with our energy because we know it has environmental and financial costs. We need to think exactly the same way about water.”
The six competitors, including Boston Beer Company, the makers of Samuel Adams, will create their brew on October 1st as part of HUBweek, a weeklong Boston-area festival celebrating innovation in art, science and technology.
A portion of the ticket sales from “Brew the Charles” will go toward building a permanent swimming spot within the Charles. Tickets are on sale now.
Source: Associated Press