Edge Brewing Company Uses Recycled Water to Brew Spud Light

Boise, ID – Edge Brewing Company, looking towards the future of brewing and water conservation, has produced SPUD LIGHT, Idaho’s first recycled water beer. The brew, which will be a light California Common style (or “steamer”) beer, will be available to sample in EDGE’S taproom May 17th.

Edge Head Brewer Bryan Garcia-Brown used high quality, recycled water to produce the beer. The water comes from the J.R. Simplot Company’s process water treatment and return plant (PWTRP) at its potato processing plant in Caldwell, Idaho. The plant’s innovative water system was named 2016 Industrial Project of the Year by the WateReuse Association. The state-of- the-art facility reclaims approximately 1.7 million gallons of process water per day.

“We wanted to show a tangible evidence of our commitment to environmental sustainability,” said Garcia-Brown. “This beer promotes water reuse and will hopefully spark ideas about opportunities in different industries.”

Samples of SPUD LIGHT will be available to attendees at the reception of the upcoming Water Reuse Conference May 17 & 18 at the Riverside Hotel in Boise. Edge Brewing Company will release the beer that same day in its pub and taproom, located at 525 N. Steelhead Way in Boise.

Spud Light is a light California Common style beer. The California Common is a beer made with lager yeast fermented at ale temperatures giving it a distinct fruitiness. Edge’s Head Brewer, Bryan Garcia-Brown, added delightfully citrusy Cascade hops to the end of the boil to further accentuate that fruitiness and bring a “northwest” flavor to the beer. Spud Light is 5.5% alcohol and 18 IBU.


Edge Brewing Company was founded in 2013 by Marcus and Sherry Bezuhly. Edge’s investors include many experienced and award winning home brewers. Edge’s true to style ales and lagers are available throughout the whole state of Idaho as well as in Eastern Oregon, Utah and Northern Wyoming. For more information on Edge, please visit www.edgebrew.com.

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