Two local brewers are using repurposed water to produce a special craft brew. Water professionals are hoping this beer demonstrates the "hard work and fascinating science" that goes into not only cleaning water throughout the metropolitan Chattanooga area, but also how important that work is to the functioning of the city, said officials.
This year’s special craft brews, produced by local brewers Naked River and Five Wits for the Water for Life event connected to the Water Professionals Conference, were created to help showcase the many pleasures that clean water provides. These pleasures include recreation on and around the Tennessee River, the waterfalls, the gorges, the rivers, ecosystems on the mountains, and now - the cold beer.
“One of the best things about the amazing community where we live and work is the Tennessee River," said Wendy Creek, a senior project manager at Barge Design Solutions, who led the effort of cleaning and repurposing the water. "This river is our community’s living water source. Used water from homes and businesses and collected storm water is collected and cleaned by the Moccasin Bend Environmental Campus and released back into the Tennessee River. This same water has now been taken through a few additional cleaning processes and used as a core ingredient in the beer we’re brewing right here in our community.”
The participating brewers will provide samples of their products at the Seventh Annual Water for Life event on Sunday from 1-4 p.m. at Coolidge Park, 150 River St.