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New Belgium Fears Wildfire Taste In Local Water [Video]

New Belgium Brewing is facing a new issue in the brewing process. Water contamination. Runoff from the Colorado wildfires has seeped into the Poudre River that the Fort Collins based brewery uses. In the meantime, New Belgium has been using water from Larimer County.

The brewery was recently informed that they might have to go back to using the tainted river water. Obviously, that water would be unusable for brewing. New Belgium is currently working on a solution. There’s a rauch beer joke in this story somewhere. [Thanks @RhizomePro]