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Anheuser-Busch Stopped Making Beer To Produce Water For Flood Victims

Anheuser-Busch ceased beer production at one of its breweries to make cans of water for victims of the devastating floods in Oklahoma and Texas.

According to NBC News, the makers of brands such as Budweiser, Michelob ULTRA and Beck's intend to churn 50,000 cans of water out of its Cartersville, Georgia brewery.

Cartersville brewery manager Rob Haas told NBC News,

It's something we're uniquely positioned to do in a very timely period.

The water production began late Wednesday night and yielded 2,000 cases so far, each containing 24 cans, and they're already headed to the two states.

American Red Cross spokesman Jordan Scott said the cans of water are "critical" for those affected by the floods and storms that ravaged thousands of homes and killed at least 25 people.

Anheuser-Busch's Georgia brewery produces cans of drinking water several times a year and distributes them to in-need communities throughout the country.

A new release from the beer makers says Anheuser-Busch donated “more than 73 million cans of emergency drinking water following natural and other disasters” since 1988, reports the Washington Post.

Citations: Anheuser Busch Halts Beer Production to Provide Water for Texas Oklahoma Storm Victims (NBC News), Anheuser Busch brewery halts beer production to can water for flood victims (The Washington Post)