Anheuser-Busch temporarily stops beer production to help flood victims

David McNew

Anheuser-Busch water

David McNew
EAST PORTERVILLE, CA - FEBRUARY 11: A resident holds a can of water donated by the Anheuser-Busch company as water wells supplying hundreds of residents remain dry in the fourth year of worsening drought on February 11, 2015 in East Porterville, California. Many local residents fill water tanks with free non-potable water for flushing toilets, bathing and laundering. Bottled water is used for drinking, cooking and washing dishes. Most of the wells of about 926 dry homes in Tulare County stopped flowing last summer when some 17 California communities ran out of water. (Photo by David McNew/Getty Images)

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The Georgia branch of Anheuser-Busch brewing, which famously makes Budweiser and Bud Light, is shifting gears this week to help recent flood victims.

The Cartersville branch of the brewery is halting beer production to produce 50,000 cans of water for the Red Cross to distribute across parts of Texas and Oklahoma.

Two thousand cases, carrying 24 cans each, are expected to reach the flooded areas by this weekend.

The brewery participates in such relief efforts a couple times a year, according to the Georgia branch manager, one instance being when Hurricane Sandy struck the northeast in 2012.

The brewery even has a special can it uses for the water.


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