Brewery makes algae beer to spotlight threat to Lake Erie
December 1, 2017
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.
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.
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 gree...