Anheuser Busch Handing Out Water For Hurricane Relief; Victim’s Can’t Taste the Difference | The Beer Reporter

Anheuser Busch Handing Out Water For Hurricane Relief; Victim’s Can’t Taste the Difference

Anheuser Busch is packaging 44,000 cases of emergency drinking water.

Anheuser Busch is packaging 44,000 cases of emergency drinking water, or more than 1 million cans, for victims impacted by Hurricane Sandy.

Thousands of cases of canned water have already been delivered to the American Red Cross and other local disaster relief organizations.

“Anheuser-Busch is in a unique position to produce and ship large quantities of emergency drinking water,” says Peter Kraemer, Vice President of Supply for Anheuser-Busch.

The Anheuser-Busch Foundation also announced a $100,000 donation to the American Red Cross to assist in on-the-ground support for disaster relief workers and victims of Hurricane Sandy.

“The devastation left by Hurricane Sandy is significant, and we hope our donations will bring some relief to those impacted by the storm, especially those hardest hit in New Jersey and New York,” said Margarita Flores, Vice President of Community Affairs at Anheuser-Busch.

Helping communities cope with disasters has been an Anheuser-Busch tradition since 1906 when the company made a donation to victims of the San Francisco earthquake.  Today, in addition to providing monetary support, Anheuser-Busch packages fresh drinking water and donates it to emergency relief organizations for distribution to those in need.  Since 1988, Anheuser-Busch has donated more than 71 million cans of emergency drinking water following natural and other disasters.


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  • JS

    No change to the alcohol content here, but I will note a distinctly crisp flavour that throughly satisfies.  This refreshing new take on honesty will hopefully extend across everything their brewery offers.  I know that a lot of the bottled water companies have already moved toward flavoured water.  Perhaps a new IPA-flavoured water might be a step in the right direction.