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Apr 11, 2011 12:45 PM

What brand of beer is made with the best water?

Looking for pure, mountain spring water.

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  1. If I recall correctly Coors commercials say they are. So does Rolling Rock.

    I'm sure the beer board here would have more info.

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    1. re: Midlife

      Neither Coors or Rolling Rock would even be close. Take a drive through Golden or Latrobe and you'll see why.

      1. re: Strangewine

        Rolling Rock hasn't been made in Latrobe, PA since 2006.

        It's currently brewed in Newark, NJ at the Anheuser Busch plant there. Probably using city water from Pequannock and Wanaque systems (I don't recall ever hearing of a well there).

        Most Coors products (save for the former flagship Coors Banquet Beer, which remains only brewed at Golden), are brewed across the country at various other MillerCoors plants, so the water source varies.

        Like most brewers, they both no doubt further purify, filter and/or treat the water to meet the mineral and other specs required for the particular beer.

        1. re: JessKidden

          That's true. while Rolling Rock was still in Latrobe when I grew up nearby, they're down the road now. I'm pretty sure the quality of the water in New Jersey at the AB plant isn't an improvement.

          Same goes with the changes at Coors. Still brewed with industrial water.

          1. re: Strangewine

            I'm not. the odds of benzene in the water is far higher in Latrobe than New Jersey.

            1. re: Chowrin

              Sure, everyone flocks to New Jersey for the quality of the water...

              1. re: Strangewine

                if you want good water, you want Lancaster County, PA -- at least for making pretzels, dunno about beer.

    2. Interesting question. Any particular reason you are looking for this?

      I'd probably look for breweries situated at high elevations, I guess. Anderson Valley, Rogue, and Avery are probably good candidates.

      1. try mexico (mexican cokacola is bottled with cleaner water than USA) or new york city, which doesn't need to treat their water.

        1. Olympia Beer, of course!
          Oh, that stuff was not good, though I seem to remember it not mattering after a few.

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          1. re: Cachetes

            Miller closed the Olympia brewery on July 1, 2003 citing the unprofitability of such a small brewery. However, beer marketed under the Olympia Beer name continues to be manufactured by SABMiller at a plant in Irwindale, California.

          2. I have read a couple of times, New York City has the best tasting water in the United States. So, perhaps a brewery from that area.

            Anheuser Busch in Northern California treats local well water.

            Olympia's slogan was "Its the Water"