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Dutch company Hemelswater makes beer using rainwater

Dutch company Hemelswater makes beer using rainwater
 
The 'Hemelswater' beer is made with rainwater in Amsterdam, Netherlands. @Hemelswater

A little bit of rain never hurt anybody, but what happens if you have too much? People in the Netherlands have been pondering this question for years.

Now one group of entrepreneurs in Amsterdam have taken the city's frequent rainfalls and turned them into a boozy business opportunity, which satisfies people's taste buds and the environment.

Hemelswater - that's "heavenly water" in Dutch - is a beer company that makes beer using, you guessed it, rainwater.

But it turns out making beer is just one of the ways the city is tackling its increasing flooding problems.

RFI’s Rebecca Rosman has the story.

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