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May 17, 2012

Hey, everyone likes a little antifreeze in their beer, right?

Grist

Does worrying about fracking make you thirst for a drink? Before you raise that pint of ale to your lips, consider the source.

The brewmeister of Brooklyn Brewery says toxic fracking chemicals like methanol, benzene, and ethylene glycol (found in antifreeze) could contaminate his beer by leaking into New York’s water supply. Unlike neighboring Pennsylvania, New York state has promised to ban high-volume fracking from the city’s watershed. But environmentalists say the draft fracking regulations are weak and leave the largest unfiltered water supply in the U.S. — not to mention the beer that is made from it — vulnerable.

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  1. May 19, 2012 11:26 am

    Save Our Beer is a series of events sponsored by Environmental Advocates of New York and the New York Water Rangers. The Brooklyn Brewery event was a great success, and we’re coming to Troy and Kingston next! Please join us to Save Our Beer at Brown’s Brewing Co. on May 23: http://www.facebook.com/events/193763350744310/

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