Beer uses water. Dependent on what beer you’re brewing it can use lots of it. But, comparatively, beer uses much less water than many other drinks, including wine and juices. But at 2 gallons of water per ounce, a 16oz beer still uses 32 gallons of water per pint. That means a keg of beer uses 3,968 gallons of water. You should be drinking a gallon of water a day, so a keg of beer accounts for yearly 11 years of drinking water for one person. Yikes!
We recently reported on a pretty exciting new brewing process that removes the need to boil. That process shortens the brewing process and increases brewing efficiency. A new collaboration between Hopworks Urban Brewery (HUB) of Portland and Patagonia Provisions, the food division of Patagonia clothing company, teamed up to improve brewing process long before brewing.