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Anheuser-Busch Halts Some Beer Production To Send Emergency Water to Houston

By Anthony Todd in Food on Aug 29, 2017 2:55PM

Photo courtesy of Anheuser-Busch.

Beer snobs, say what you want about macro-brews—sometimes, they can be pretty darn awesome. One Anheuser-Busch brewery, which normally turns out beers like Budweiser, has shifted their entire production line temporarily to making canned water for victims of Hurricane Harvey.

Apparently, this is a regular program for Anheuser-Busch—they've also assisted with other natural disasters in the past. A rep told the Today Show that Anheuser-Busch has donated more than 88 million cans of water to various disaster sites. They've helped out in hurricanes, tornados and floods.

The Cartersville, Georgia brewery stopped beer production this week to produce cans of clean drinking water. Right now, according to WXYZ in St. Louis, the company is sending 155,000 cans of water to Texas and Louisiana.

Anheuser-Busch also says that all of its employees in Houston are safe.

We don't normally say this, but tonight, maybe grab a Budweiser!