Stone Brewing Co.’s latest sudsy creation earned a quick nickname: “Toilet to tap.”
The southern California brewery’s new craft beer is made with treated wastewater.
The brave souls who taste-tested the Full Circle Pale Ale on Thursday were flush with excitement, calling the beer “delicious,” “hoppy” and “outstanding,” according to local media reports.
“It is fantastic,” San Diego Mayor Kevin Faulconer told The Times of San Diego after sampling it. “There’s no better way to highlight the purity of this water.”
The Escondido-based craft brewing company, one of the largest in the country, brewed five barrels of the beer with purified water from San Diego’s demonstration Pure Water Facility, according to the Times.
The goal of the city’s Pure Water program is to clean enough wastewater to provide one-third of its water supply in the future.
City officials hailed the beer as a milestone for its efforts, and some can’t wait for the recycled water to be made available to other breweries in the area. More here...eau de toilette