TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) – A brewery in Ohio is making a batch of green-colored beer called “Algae Blooms” to draw attention to the toxic algae that’s been fouling Lake Erie.READ MORE: Lawrenceville Community Groups Hosts Virtual Meeting On Proposed Amazon Facility
Maumee Bay Brewing Company says water is the main ingredient in its beers and access to clean water is essential.
The Toledo brewery uses the city’s tap water sourced from Lake Erie. Algae outbreaks over the past summers have become an ongoing threat to drinking water.READ MORE: 3 Injured After Shooting In Parking Lot Of Clearview Mall
Maumee Bay brewery manager Craig Kerr says its new beer looks like algae-contaminated water but doesn’t taste like it. He says the brewery used powdered green tea and kiwi to give the beer its color.
The Ohio Environmental Council is helping to promote the algae-inspired beer to illustrate the importance of investing in safe water.MORE NEWS: Cleveland Browns' Malkin McDowell Arrested On Charges Of Beating Police Officer, Public Exposure
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