The Agricultural Reserve is served by an underground aquifer, the Piedmont Aquifer, and it is a finite resource.
Beer production facilities require significant amounts of water : 1 gallon of beer requires 5 gallons (or more)of water to produce.
How much water will the associated event facilities require??
And what are the provisions for managing wastewater as part of this proposed zoning change?
Here's some industry background
What is currently happening from the impact of agriculture that requires significant water from the Ogallala aquifer is a cautionary tale.
Heavy ag use compounded by persistent drought have threatened the very existence of this massive and life-sustaining aquifer.
With projections that climate change may significantly affect water availability in the greater Washington metropolitan area in the near future- great care must be taken with how we promote water intensive uses.