Amsterdam's 'Hemelswater' Rainwater Beer is Refreshing and Crisp

 - Jul 27, 2017
References: deprael.nl & theguardian
This June has been the wettest in recorded history in some parts of the Netherlands but that has only encouraged production of this rainwater beer.

Entrepreneurs in Amsterdam decided to take the city's rainwater and turn it into beer. Called 'Hemelswater: Code Blond,' the beer's co-founder Joris Hoebe describes the beer as a "bitter blond, like an IPA." He also says the beer is "fruity and soft." Curious guests recently ventured to the De Prael brewery in Amsterdam for a tasting of the rainwater beer.

Rainwater is collected at two huge tanks on the campus of the Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences. To promote cleanliness, the collected rainwater is ultra-filtered. Hoebe says that the rainwater may even be more clean than tap water because it is free from drugs and hormones.