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Conservation and Boozing Collide: Turning Rainwater Into Beer

DiscoblogBy Brett IsraelSep 30, 2009 4:45 PM

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Atlanta was hit hard with heavy rains and severe flooding last week. But for a part of the country that was in such a deep drought the governor resorted to praying for rain, it makes sense that the good citizens of the ATL aren't letting this newfound water go to waste. In fact, the conservationists at 5 Seasons Brewing Company in Atlanta are using their collected rainwater to make beer. From The Huffington Post:

The local brewery uses 100% filtered rainwater that's captured on-site to create their "green beer" (not to be confused with the St. Patrick's Day type). The brewers believe that rainwater is cleaner and softer than city water, which makes their beer even better.

And here's the video, from CNN: Embedded video from CNN Video

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