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Trading booze for water: Colorado brewers halt production to can water for hurricane-ravaged Texas

By JOELLA BAUMANN | The Denver Post

Jeremy Connelly, packaging supervisor of the Oskar Blues staff setting up machinery for water Aug. 29 in Longmont as the company has halted beer production to can more than 88,000 cans of water for Houston, Texas. The cans, provided by local company Ball Corp, along with CAN’d Aid are in full canning production to send water to Texas by the end of the week.

Big Colorado brewers are pitching in to make access to clean water fall lower on the list of things people affected by devastating flooding in Texas have to worry about.

Oskar Blues Brewery shut down beer production in Longmont Tuesday afternoon, filling 88,800 cans with safe water. Trucks are estimated to arrive in Texas later in the week. Denver-based MillerCoors switched its Revolver brewing lines in Texas to can water. And Anheuser-Busch said it would stop canning beer in Georgia for a week to produce emergency drinking water.

Floods and other natural disasters can damage and contaminate drinking water sources, creating a need for clean water. That's where the brewers come in.

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