Date March 21, 2017
- Ballast Point created a batch of beer using purified water at our Advanced Water Purification Demonstration Facility in Santee! The beer was sampled at the March 2017 WateReuse Conference in San Diego. Local East County brewers will soon have their opportunity to try this purified water for a batch of their own. Follow us on Facebook @PadreDam to future opportunities.
- Why brew with recycled water? Water is the main ingredient in beer. The water created through the Advanced Water Purification Demonstration Facility has been cleaned so thoroughly, it’s near distilled in quality and lacks the salt and minerals normally found in Southern California drinking water. The amount of salt and minerals contained in the water is important to how the end flavor of the beer is perceived. Our purified water provides a unique opportunity to beer brewers who are looking for options for enhancing the flavors of hops, malt and bitterness. Similar to the meticulous attention to quality control in purifying water, this same devotion is needed in brewing beer to ensure each sip is high quality and delicious. Cheers!