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Wine Enthusiast Podcast: Without Clean Water, There is no Beer

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Clean water is critical—for life, of course, but also for beer. This episode of the Wine Enthusiast Podcast explores how beer’s most important ingredient is often overlooked by consumers, and why chemistry, conservation and cleaning are front-of-mind for brewers.

Beer Editor John Holl speaks with three beer professionals who are working toward making water a larger part of beer conversations: John Kimmich of The Alchemist in Vermont, Cody Reif of New Belgium Brewing in Colorado, and Luke Wortendyke of Wrenhouse Brewing in Arizona.

Want to learn more? Check out this feature on the role water plays in beer, or this piece on the ways agriculture and beer intersect across the U.S. You can also learn more about how beer is made here.