If you’re tired of drinking the same old environmentally-neutral beers week after week during happy hour, Brewerkz may have something new for the adventurous.
Yesterday, the homegrown microbrewery unveiled NEWBrew, a craft beer that’s only available this week. Its not so secret ingredient? Recycled wastewater.
Yes, you read that right — booze made out of Singapore’s very own NEWater.
In collaboration with PUB Singapore (the national water agency, that could double as the name of a bar), Brewerkz developed the groundbreaking beer in honor of the 10th annual Singapore International Water Week (SIWW).
Despite its unglamorous reputation as water reclaimed from sewage, might we remind you that water used to make NEWBrew is a technological feat on its own? Singapore’s own brand of high-grade, ultra-clean, reclaimed water exceeds international drinking water safety standards. Sure, it’s perfectly safe for consumption, but NEWater is mainly used by specialized industries requiring ultra-clean water, including water fabrication and electronics, The Straits Times reported.
Reporters who’ve blind tasted NEWBrew with other beers can’t find many differences between ’em.
While NEWater is also sometimes used to top up reservoirs when levels get low, this is the first time Singapore is using it for beer-making.
While there are no current plans to bring NEWBrew to the general market, adventurous drinkers who want a taste of this beer of the can check it out for a limited time at SIWW conference events.
Of course, folks couldn’t help but have a little fun with the craft concoction.