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.

Presentation and sampling of the beer creations will take place Sunday, Sept. 10 from 5-7p.m. at the 32nd WateReuse Symposium held at the Renaissance Downtown Phoenix. The Breweries involved will also have the opportunity to create a clever name for their beer that reflects the purpose of the competition. They will be present to discuss the beer they created and why they decided to take part in the challenge.

Conscious craft beer connoisseurs can also 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!