Rainwater Beer

The Amsterdam-based brewery Hemelswater has started to collect water from rooftops in the city to make beer from. Their first beer is called Code Blond and is collected from the roof of the Volkshotel building in Amsterdam. The name Code Blond refers to the weather forecasting codes that indicate dangerous weather expectations such as storm, snowfall and heavy rainfall in the Netherlands. As a consequence of the changing weather conditions these weather alarms are being used more often than in the past.

For brewing beer large amounts of water are needed, so using rain water is a win-win situation according to initiator Joris Hoebe. With his rain water beer he hopes to draw attention to climate change and make people aware about what they can do themselves to make the city rainproof.

Hemelswater Makes Beer From Rain On Urban Rooftops [Popupcity]


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