Opinion: Arizona brewers need legislature to lead on water policy
As members of the craft brewing community, it’s tempting to remind people that we, a $1.2 billion small business sector in Arizona, are wholly dependent on adequate and reliable water supplies. We could also remind you that our agricultural partners who provide us with the ingredients we need to brew are reliant on the same. … We are calling on our elected officials to take action during this legislative session. Legislators are currently negotiating the Arizona Water Authority, a proposal to invest more than $1 billion into various projects to boost Arizona’s water reliability and find new water supplies.
-Written by Nick Irvine, Marketing Director with Drinking Horn Meadery in Flagstaff; and Scott Stocking, owner of Mudshark Pizza Inc., a brewery and family of restaurants in Lake Havasu City.