A billboard near Roosevelt Dam proclaimed in the 1960s: “Arizona Grows Where Water Flows.” But growth and the control of water to support it have never been simple uncontested endeavors.
Brown Bag Seminar - How Beer Can Save Rivers
Chase Saraiva, Head Brewer, Arizona Wilderness Brewing Company
Water, such a vital component to our lives and the environment around us, is also the main ingredient in beer. As we dive into what it takes to make beer and the role water has in this fermented beverage we’ll also investigate some creative ways we are able to conserve water inside the brewery and out. From involvement with local farmers, a maltster, and a charitable environmental organization to working with recycled wastewater, all it takes is an idea, a conversation, and little creativity to make an impact.
Chase Saraiva graduated from Westminster College with a B.S. in Molecular Biology and has been brewing professionally for 5 years. Chase is currently the Head Brewer of Arizona Wilderness Brewing Company in Gilbert where he oversees the production of a variety of specialty ales and lagers. Chase and the Arizona Wilderness Brewing team regularly forage for ingredients throughout Arizona and work with local farmers to display the diverse landscape of the state and highlight Arizona's agricultural community.