The Clean Water Act turns 42 on Saturday. To celebrate we’ll be sharing reflections on the Act, talking about the fight to protect clean water, and discussing what we can all do to put drinking water first.
By Andy Galli, Maryland Program Coordinator. Follow our Maryland office on Twitter (@CleanWater_MD)
Fall is the season for beer. Lagers, pale ales, wheat, pumpkin spice and other flavored brews flow from taps at festivals and in beer gardens across Maryland.
Just a few weeks ago the Annapolis Craft Beer and Music Festival featured over 120 regional and national craft beers. Last week, Westminster hosted its 9th Annual Microbrew Festival, and in a few weeks the 6th Annual Baltimore Beer Week will feature Das Best Oktoberfest. Craft beers and micro-brews are no longer common to the home-garage distillery. Today there are more craft and micro breweries than ever in history. In 2013 there were 2,822 breweries in the U.S., a 15 percent increase over the year before. Maryland ranks 25th in the nation, with 34 craft breweries, and is growing at the national average. The success of a business like brewing depends on high quality clean water. Read the rest of this entry »