One of the most concerning consequences of a devastating hurricane is the affected community’s lack of access to clean drinking water. Breweries and alcohol companies alike came out to help Hurricane Harvey victims, halting beer production in favor of canning water and even donating money to save abandoned pets.
Now, they’re doing the same for Irma. Anheuser-Busch produced and distributed more than 300,000 cans of drinking water through the Red Cross in Florida’s Fort Pierce, Orlando and Sarasota on September 8, according to a statement.
Local breweries in Florida also did their part to help their communities and employees. The Islamorada Beer Company sent water, diapers, nonperishable food items and even a generator to the Keys.
Wynwood Brewing Company founder Luis Brignoni told Brewbound that his brewery shut down early to fill kegs and empty fermentation tanks with water. MIA Beer Co. owner Eddie Leon told Brewbound they also were filling kegs with water for staff members.
Want to help? Visit the Red Cross or other relief organizations.