In an effort to raise awareness of purified drinking water’s potential, 26 regional brew masters will gather Sept. 9 in Tucson for the AZ Pure Water Brew Challenge, with results released the following day.
The event is scheduled at Mr. Beer headquarters at 3366 N. Dodge Blvd. and will attract over two dozen beer brewers from a dozen Tucson and Phoenix area communities to craft beverages on-site using specially prepared water from AZ Pure Water’s purification truck, according to a press release.
“The goal of the Challenge is to help people understand and trust the technology used to create purified recycled water as a possible renewable source for future drinking water,” Jeff Prevatt, research and innovation leader with Pima County’s Regional Wastewater Reclamation Department, said in the release.
Judges will be selected from the Beer Judge Certification Program. The competition will result in a winner, runner-up and crowd favorite on Sept. 10 at the 32nd WateReuse Symposium, a three-day industry event in Phoenix.
“The Challenge provides a working demonstration where people can see and touch the technologies used to treat water, and taste the final product for themselves,” Prevatt said. “The involvement of so many local craft brewers has been amazing and helps to make the entire experience even more delicious.”