A stream in Hawaii with a beer-like aroma was discovered to have a 1.2 percent alcohol by volume (ABV).
A mile-wide moonshine river…
A 1.2 percent ABV was found in a stream in Hawaii that smelled like beer.
The stream, which is located in the town of Waipio on the island of Oahu, was much talked about by locals because of how similar it smelled to a bar, according to Hawaii News Now.
The publication tested a sample of the water and discovered that it was not only alcoholic, but also contained.04 percent sugar.
“It’s upsetting,” says Carroll Cox, an environmental activist who alerted the state Department of Health to the situation.
“It makes you want to rip your hair out, and I’m running out.”
The presence of alcohol in this body of water was caused by runoff from a Paradise Beverages liquor and beer warehouse, according to the AV Club.
The pipe has since been closed, and any remaining alcohol in the stream is on its way out.
While this is unquestionably good for the environment, as a Euro Weekly News article titled “Free Beer” suggests, it may disappoint anyone hoping to take a dip while also getting endless, free alcohol (although how clean or good for you that would be is debatable).
Unfortunately, the exact type of booze in the runoff, as well as whether or not the stream tasted like alcohol, remains unknown.