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Craft beer enthusiasts hook up with environmentalists to call for clean water in Florida listen

04/01/15 Seán Kinane
MidPoint with WMNF News Wednesday
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Tags: Beer, craft beer, St. Petersburg, Darden Rice, environment, water


A new alliance between environmentalists and craft beer enthusiasts has formed to protect clean water and to call on the Florida legislature to act; they argue that microbreweries need pure water to brew the best beer.

The alliance between craft beer enthusiasts and environmentalists is calling for a ban on fracking in Florida and for the Environmental Protection Agency to enforce Clean Water Act protections for state waterways.

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The history of beer listen

02/19/14 Warren Elly and Tom Scherberger
Last Call Wednesday
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Tags: Tom Scherberger, Beer, Joey Redner

Beer, the most popular alcoholic beverage on the planet is third only to water and tea for humankind's liquid of choice.

Beer goes back as much as 9-thousand years before Christ. The histories of ancient civilizations make repeated references to beer - their earliest writings include a Sumerian prayer that scholars suspect was written to remember a beer recipe.

Warren Elly interviews former newspaper reporter and editor, Tom Scherberger about the history of beer.

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Tampa City Council gives preliminary approval for wet zoning for Cigar City Brewing listen

12/02/10 Tom Baur
WMNF Drive-Time News Thursday
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Tampa’s Joe Redner infamously made his mark in the adult entertainment business on Dale Mabry. Two years ago Redner’s son Joey took his passion for hand-made artisan beer and built award-winning Cigar City Brewing on Spruce Street at the Redner complex. Joey’s application to add a tasting room on site brought out strong neighborhood resistance.

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