Of late, the nationwide news cycle has included some usual suspects (politics, weather, sports etc.), but there’s been one story in particular that has garnered a lot of well-deserved attention: the Flint Water Crisis. If you don’t know what’s going on, here’s the skinny:
Back in April of 2014, the city of Flint, located in Michigan about an hour outside of Detroit, changed its water source from the treated Detroit Water and Sewerage Department, to the noticeably less clean Flint River. The corrosive new water caused lead from old pipes to seep into the city’s water supply resulting in widespread lead poisoning in anywhere from 6,000 to 12,000 children. This is clearly a big bad deal.
However, there’s still hope in the city, because not all the water is contaminated; in fact, one brewery is keeping its doors wide open thanks to their personal water filtration systems. Tenacity Brewing, named in honor of Flint’s ups and downs, has been filtering their water since they opened their doors a few years ago. Which actually makes a whole lot of sense, since after all, water is beer’s main ingredient. Known for their creativity in brewing and naming their beers, they offer 10 different brews, 2 ciders, and a soda to anyone who visits their taproom.
But, perhaps the best part of this whole story is Tenacity’s dedication to its home town. In light of the current state of emergency, they are donating $1 from every beer sold from a rotating tap to the Flint Child Health and Development Fund.
So cheers, Tenacity. You rock.