Water Conservation is Brewing in Arizona


The AZ Pure Water Challenge is inspiring local breweries to craft a tasty beer by incorporating certified recycled water from WateReuse into their production process. The statewide initiative aims to increase the awareness of water issues for Arizonans. By crafting this competition, WateReuse wants locals to understand that the technologies available to purify recycled wastewater create safe, high-quality drinking water.           

We’re excited to share that 7 of the participating breweries are Local First Arizona members. Arizona Wilderness Brewing Company, Borderlands Brewing Company, Iron John’s Brewing Company, Mother Bunch Brewing, O.H.S.O. Brewery Phoenix, Peoria Artisan Brewery, and Saddle Mountain Brewing Company will all be creating a tasty, water conscious beer in hopes of winning them the grand prize of a coveted HACH Orbisphere.

On September 10, participating breweries presented their sustainable brews to a team of judges to see who would take home the grand prize. The results were

  • Winner: Dragoon Brewing Company – Clear Water Pilsner
  • Runner-up: Arizona Wilderness Brewing Company – Pure Water Double IPA
  • People's Choice: Crooked Tooth Brewing Company – Tamarind Sour Brown

Conscious craft beer connoisseurs can try the eco-friendly libations on-site at their favorite brewery, where many of the competitors plan to showcase their creation. We recommend stopping into the brewery to ask when they will be serving the beer, and grabbing a yummy appetizer while you’re at it. Cheers to water conservation! 

Curious about employing water conservation tactics or other sustainability measures at your business? Join us at the SOCENT (Social Entrepreneurship) Summit this October in Phoenix, where we are gathering businesses and conscious consumers from around the state to talk about using your business as a force for good. 

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