Beer halted for disaster relief water at Anheuser-Busch brewery
Anheuser-Busch has recently halted beer production at one of its facilities for a very good reason.
According to company officials, its brewery in Cartersville, Georgia, has temporarily reconfigured itself to produce cans of drinking water for flood victims in Texas and Oklahoma instead.
It plans to provide the American Red Cross with more than 50,000 cans of potable water as part of relief efforts.
Apparently, the location packages water for emergency purposes about three times a year, but it was able to adjust its schedule to respond to the recent events.
Severe weather and flooding have devastated parts of those two states, killing more than 20 people, and many are still missing.
Cartersville is one of 12 Anheuser-Busch breweries in the U.S. which produce beers such as Budweiser and Beck's.
A company statement reveals that over the past 27 years, it has donated "more than 73 million cans of emergency drinking water following natural and other disasters."
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