Oskar Blues Again Halts Production to Can Drinking Water for Texas

LONGMONT, CO – In immediate response to the recent flood devastation in Texas, Oskar Blues Brewery and Ball Corporation teamed up with the CAN’d Aid Foundation to can and ship 220,200 cans of clean drinking water to the residents of Houston, TX.

Oskar Blues Brewery halted beer canning on August 29th to fill cans of water. 88,800 cans of fresh, safe water will arrive Friday, September 1, and 131,400 additional cans are set to be filled and shipped over the weekend.

The first trucks are estimated to arrive at these locations Friday, September 1 at 8am:

  1. San Antonio Food Bank: 5200 Enrique M Barrera Parkway, San Antonio, TX 78227
  2. Food Bank of Corpus Christi: 826 Krill Street, Corpus Christi, TX 78408

More than 131,400 additional cans are set to be filled at Oskar Blues Brewery in CO.

Catastrophic flooding from rainfall has left thousands without potable water, power or shelter. Oskar Blues Brewery with breweries in TX, CO and NC, together with the CAN’d Aid Foundation, have processed and prepared water to be distributed for disaster relief.

About Can’d Aid Foundation

Can’d Aid is a 501c3 started by Dale Katechis, founder of Oskar Blues Brewery, in 2013 following the Colorado flooding that devastated Lyons, CO, the hometown of Oskar Blues Brewery. What started as a response to the 2013 floods in ColoRADo has now raised more than $2,700,000 to support four program areas: Towns, Tunes, Treads + Trails and Love Yer Mama. 708,200 cans of water have been shipped to communities in need of safe drinking water such as Flint, MI, South Carolina and Louisiana since 2016. The foundation is a publicly funded non-profit and has evolved into an irreverent nonprofit focused on nation-wide “do-goodery.”

  • 708,2000 cans of water shipped to communities in need of safe drinking water
  • $14,000 raised by CAN’d Aid Foundation for TX just this week – Donations accepted here
  • 4,800 cans to Denham Springs, LA arrived last week in response to historic flooding there earlier this month
  • $800K donated to help small businesses + families in Lyons and Longmont recover/rebuild from floods
  • Muck + Gut rebuilding trips to: Lyons, CO (2014), Georgetown, SC (2015), Baton Rouge, LA (2016)

About Oskar Blues Brewery

Founded 20 years ago in Lyons, Colorado, Oskar Blues Brewery launched the craft beer-in-a-can apocalypse with their hand-canned, flagship brew, Dale’s Pale Ale. Today, Oskar Blues operates its craft breweries in Colorado, North Carolina and Texas. Oskar Blues produced more than 200,000 barrels in 2016 and Dale’s Pale Ale earned the nation’s top-selling craft can six-pack at U.S. supermarkets. The original canned craft beer pioneers continue to push innovation with creations like The CROWLER, Hotbox Coffee Roasters, B. Stiff & Sons Old Fashioned Sodas, Oskar Blues Fooderies, The Oak Room, Spirits by Oskar Blues (S.O.B.), and REEB Cycles. Oskar Blues is available in all 50 U.S. states, Washington, D.C., parts of Canada, Puerto Rico, Sweden, Norway, Finland, Spain, France, the Netherlands, Belgium, Luxembourg, the U.K., Ireland, Australia, New Zealand, Chile, Brazil, Japan, China and South Korea.

To keep up with all things Oskar Blues, visit: www.oskarblues.com

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