SweetWater Brewing’s Waterkeeper Hefeweizen

SweetWater WaterKeeper HefeweizenLast September, we wrote about seven water conserving breweries that were doing their part to conserve water, whether at the brewery or out in the world. One of those breweries was Atlanta’s SweetWater Brewing, which over the last decade has raised over $250,000 for the Upper Chattahoochee Riverkeeper through its Save the Hooch campaign.

SweetWater continues the campaign with the release of the SweetWater Waterkeeper Hefeweizen, which the brewery hopes will “raise awareness for Waterkeepers and assist them in their fight to preserve our rivers, streams and coastlines.”

A refreshing hefeweizen is a fitting beer to raise this summer in honor of waterkeepers, which patrol rivers, streams and coastlines to ensure the water is fishable, swimmable and drinkable. The Waterkeeper Hefeweizen was first released at the River Revival in Atlanta on May 19, and it is now in limited supply across the southeast in bottles as well as draft.

To donate to SweetWater’s “Save the Hooch” campaign, visit waterkeeperbrew.org. If you do, you can say that you “gave of your liver to save a river.”

Win a Dog or Cat Water Fountain with our Cutest Pet Contest

Think your pet’s the cutest? Post a photo on theFilters Fast Facebook page — if your photo gets the most “likes”, you will win a dog or cat water fountain!

To enter into the contest, just like our Facebook page and post a photo by 3 p.m. on Monday, May 16. At that time, we’ll move all of your photos into a separate album and allow people to vote on your photos by liking them. The voting will end at 3 p.m. on May 23, when we’ll announce the winner of the Dog It Water Fountain or Cat It Water Fountain (winner’s choice).  It probably goes without saying, but the pet must actually be yours to qualify. If it’s easier, you can also e-mail photos to daniel@filtersfast.com.

Just like people, it’s very important for your pets to stay hydrated. These water fountains provide a continuous supply of fresh and filtered drinking water. The water recirculates throughout the fountain, which exposes it to more oxygen and makes it more appealing to cats and dogs. Anyone who has ever offered their dog water from a garden hose knows this is the case! Water also helps to maintain proper kidney function in cats and dogs.


Dr. Seuss and the Bottled Water Scam

Water scam!
Water scam!
I do not like the bottled water scam!

Do you like
the bottled water scam?
I do not like that water, ma’am.
I do not like
the bottled water scam.

Would you drink it
here or there?

I would not drink it
here or there.
I would not drink it anywhere.

I do not like
that water, ma’am.
I do not like the bottled water scam.

Would you drink the backwards naivE?
Would you drink it if you were Steve?

I would not drink
backwards naivE.
I would not drink it
were I Steve.

I do not like water
in a bottle.
I do not like
the waste, it’s awful.

Would you drink it
in a tree?
Would you drink it
if it were free?

Not in a tree.
Not if it were free.
I would not drink the
backwards naivE,
I would not drink it were I Steve.
I would not drink bottled water anywhere.
I would not drink bottled water, ma’am.
I do not like the bottled water scam.

Happy birthday, Dr. Seuss!