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September 26th, 2009
01:41 PM ET

It's raining beer!

Flood waters that coursed through Atlanta area neighborhoods this week have finally drained back into nearby rivers and creeks. But hundreds of families are still coping with the environmental disaster inside their homes, which are covered with layers of mud and mold, Mold Inspection & Testing say.
Weather forecasters predict more rain this weekend.

That's the last thing most residents want to hear, but at one Atlanta company, a brewery, workers will welcome the rain. Instead of cursing more rain, they will consider it heaven sent - both an economic and environmental blessing.

In just a week, the rain has filled the tanks at 5 Seasons Brewery and restaurant. They've collected 2,500 gallons of water which...if my math is right...will make roughly 20,000 pints of beer!

So help save the planet, one pint at a time.

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Filed under: Anchors • Reynolds Wolf
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    The beer companies always get the money no MATTER WHAT happens.... C-R-A-Z-Y

    September 26, 2009 at 5:50 pm |
  2. Mike

    Beer gets its distinct flavor from the minerals in the water. I've made beer with filtered water and it was unimpressive. Home brewers might want to analyze the minerals in their favorite beer and add it to the rain water.

    October 5, 2009 at 1:31 pm |