Colorado brewers halt production to can water for hurricane-ravaged Texas
Colorado brewers halt production to can water for hurricane-ravaged Texas.
Floodwaters have breached a levee south of the city of Houston, officials said Tuesday, urging residents to leave the area immediately.
Oskar Blues Brewery shut down beer production in Longmont Tuesday afternoon, filling 88,800 cans with safe water.
Broomfield-based Ball Corp. donated the cans and the brewery’s the CAN’d Aid Foundation will make sure it reaches the people who need it most.
We’ve gotten pretty good at this,” Oskar Blues spokesman Chad Melis said.
Oskar Blues isn’t the only brewery to respond with canned water donations.
“We are answering the American Red Cross’ call for clean, safe drinking water by sending three truckloads – more than 150,000 cans – that will be distributed to communities in need,” Anheuser-Busch spokesman Bill Bradley in a written statement.
Ball Corp. also partnered with MillerCoors to can emergency drinking water.
Water canned at the Revolver brewery, about 275 miles northwest of Houston, will be trucked to Red Cross shelters set up in southeast Texas, the region hit hardest by the devastating flooding caused by Hurricane Harvey.
Oskar Blues’ CAN’d Aid Foundation is collecting donations through its website.