Singapore to start brewing beer from treated wastewater

We brewed beer from recycled wastewater – and it tasted great (Says WEF) : Nov 19, 2020 5:01 PM

From July, Singapore stores will start selling a new beer made from desalinated and purified waste water.

Singapore will use recycled drinking water for craft brewing. The production of the new brand of alcoholic drink, called NEWBrew, will be carried out by the local brewery Brewerkz, which has already agreed all questions with the national water supply agency.

Beer made from filtered and disinfected water will be preserved and distributed through the retail outlets of the FairPrice supermarket chain. Although it will be sold in the same way as the traditional one, its quantity will be limited. At the same time, about 10 thousand liters of the intoxicating drink will be produced for presentation and tasting by the participants of the July conference of the International Water Week in Singapore.

In this way, the organizers of the event want to show local residents the importance of recycling and reuse of water, as well as its ideal purity and safety for consumption.

Singapore to start brewing beer from treated wastewater

The Government of Singapore launched the NEWater Purified Water Initiative in 2000 and now has five stations in operation that meet 40% of local drinking water needs. By 2060, it is planned that advanced recycling and desalination systems will be able to meet up to 85% of the needs.

Innovation affects not only the production methods, but also the composition of the drinks. For example, last year, Professor David Nutt invented the synthetic alcohol Alcarelle, which causes intoxication, but does not cause a hangover and does not have a toxic effect on the human body..

text: Ilya Bauer, photo: todayonline

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