It's hard to imagine a life without beer, and yet some forward-thinking brewers are reacting to a very real threat to beer's ongoing viability. Watch the video below to learn more about why your pint may be at risk, and what some companies are doing to protect their ability to keep serving us cold ones well into the future.

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