Drinkhacker Reads – 01.29.2015 – Craft Beer Made From Sewage Water: The New Trend

Drinkhacker Reads – 01.29.2015 – Craft Beer Made From Sewage Water: The New Trend

A company in Oregon wants to make craft beer out of recycled wastewater. There’s certainly an argument that this is not innovative, as a few craft breweries are already unintentionally engaging in this process. [NPR]

The demand for Japanese whisky is still hot with no signs of slowing down. The Spirits Business reports that a recent Hong Kong auction far exceeded earlier sales estimates, with the Ichiro’s Playing Card series attracting considerable interest. [The Spirits Business]

Good news for winemakers: Shipments were up in 2014 both domestically and internationally. The Wall Street Journal takes a look at where all of this wine is being shipped to and consumed.

In science news, researchers have found that moderate alcohol consumption can reduce the risk of heart failure but significantly increases your chance in developing cirrhosis. Compounds found in beer could potentially fend off Parkinson’s Disease, and alcohol consumption before bed alters sleep patterns. Wired magazine (and Drinkhacker boss Christopher Null) puts five different wine stain removers through the paces. In science fiction news, io9 takes a look at the worst liquors in all of explored space.

Rob Theakston is a contributing editor to Drinkhacker.


  1. John S. Steidler on January 29, 2015 at 8:39 am

    Beer made out of wastewater sounds pretty yucky, but I have heard that some of our local clubs that are making and brewing their own beers are taking a very true interest in making some of their beers with wastewater, As long as they can refine it a little bit and give it a good taste I will try it!!!! Somehow though they need to produce it so no one can get cirrhosis. I remember when my grandfather had strokes his doctor told to take a few shots of whiskey everyday and that would be good for him. He lived for about another 10 years but it was his heart that gave out!!!!

  2. daniel on January 29, 2015 at 12:46 pm

    >As long as they can refine it a little bit

    Perhaps you’re setting the bar a bit too low?

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