Chicago’s Half Acre Beer Company joined the NRDC’s Brewers for Clean Water campaign, and co-owner and head brewer Matt Gallagher speaks to the importance of quality, consistent water sources needed to make great beer. Half Acre would not be the success story it is if it did not have access to its Lake Michigan water source.
“Water is vitally important to beer quality,” Gallagher says. “That is why, historically, you see a lot of breweries located on great water sources. It’s becoming a lot more important for more small breweries to be thinking about [water quality].”