Singapore’s national water agency PUB has partnered with Singapore brewery Brewerkz to bring back NEWBrew (beer made with NEWater) for Singapore International Water Week (SIWW) 2020.
Brewerkz was asked to produce 10,000 litres of NEWBrew for SIWW 2020, which will be served to delegates attending the show. PUB has also partnered with NTUC FairPrice to make a limited run of canned NEWBrew available for public sale at selected FairPrice outlets in July 2020. This comes after PUB received positive feedback when it first launched NEWBrew at the show last year.
PUB will be hosting a “NEWBrew Hopularity Contest”, which allows Singapore homebrewers to come up with their own version of the NEWBrew with two ingredients: PUB’s NEWater and Brewerkz’s recipe. The entries will be judged and the winning brew will become the version that Brewerkz will go on to produce for SIWW 2020. Marketing has reached out for additional information.
Ryan Yuen, managing director of SIWW, said NEWBrew is in line with its efforts to educate Singaporeans on the importance of water recycling and reuse, as a strategy to achieve water sustainability. Yuen added that the NEWBrew will reinforce the message that NEWater is clean and safe for drinking, and that can also be used to make beverages like beer.
Tan Wee Han, CEO and owner of Brewerkz, said the brewing contest is introduced to highlight that water quality is critical to its product in an innovative way. “NEWater is symbolic to all Singaporeans as it plays a part in our everyday lives and is synonymous to our country’s innovativeness and resourcefulness. We are proud of this collaboration between Brewerkz and SIWW,” he added.
Last year, PUB touched the hearts of Singaporeans with its moving Hari Raya film. The film aimed to highlight the bond of kinship, and was part of PUB’s year-long water conservation campaign, “Make Every Drop Count”. Through the narrative of the film, PUB aims to engage the hearts of Singaporeans and inspire good water conservation habits.