NEWBrew, A Blond Ale Made From Sewage Water, Surprised? So are we!

Beer aficionados in Singapore will be able to “become pissed” by drinking a new blond ale. The alcoholic beverage NEWBrew, is carefully curated with the recycled sewage water. In April, businesses in the Asian city-state first started selling it. 

The beverage consists of NEWater, which was first made with sewage water in 2003 and has undergone special treatment.

The island nation is mostly dependent on rainfall because it lacks natural water supplies. Singapore is at risk of experiencing severe water shortages during any extended dry spell. 

Reverse osmosis, a technique used in desalination facilities, removes salts and minerals from seawater to produce drinking water.

Singapore also employs the NEWater technology, which filters bacteria and small particles out of sewage water by micro-filtration.

Reverse osmosis kills remaining bacteria and viruses subsequently by and UV disinfection. Also, which ensuring the purity of the water. 

Cities and nations with few freshwater resources, like Israel, Los Angeles, and London, have either implemented this technology or are considering doing so.

PUB, the government organisation in charge of overseeing the nation’s water supply, collaborated with Brewerkz, a regional craft brewery, to produce NEWBrew. As a result, the drink tastes just like beer and bears no indication of its nasty beginnings. 

The beer is moving off store shelves so quickly! Also, according to the Singapore-based brewer, that it might run out by the end of July.

Before choosing whether to produce more brews, it will gauge consumer response. 

The beer NEWBrew is not the first to use recovered sewage. A pilsner made with filtered toilet water was created by the Swedish brewery Nya Carnegie Brewery. Moreover, it was in association with the world’s largest beer company Carlsberg and an environmental research centre.

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A Canadian brewer, Village Brewery, collaborated with the University of Calgary’s researchers and the US water technology company Xylem to develop their ale.

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