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A Georgia based brewery has switched from churning out beer to water to help victims of superstorm Sandy.

For a few days, beer will take a backseat at Anheuser-Busch, making water a top priority for those who need it.

"It's devastating. We have a lot of employees who have families who have been hurt personally by this," said Rob Haas, general manager of the plant.

The brewery plans on shipping 1 million cans of drinking water to New York and New Jersey from its Cartersville, Ga., brewery.

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****ing awesome.

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It's not unusual for Coke, Pepsi and Faygo bottling plants to do the same thing. Good corporate citizedship often goes unreported.

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Cool -- and after things are back to normal, the folks can drink some Busch beer :shifty:

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[quote name='DocM' timestamp='1351960381' post='595294325']
It's not unusual for Coke, Pepsi and Faygo bottling plants to do the same thing. Good corporate citizedship often goes unreported.
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Yes it does, and it shouldn't be. Good for them.

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This is win/win for them.

1: Stop to give away water, good PR
2: Less supply of beer and same demand = adjust prices higher on current stock to make up for shortfall, so more profit.

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There's a difference between Bud and water...? :D

Seriously, good for them. We had a severe storm a couple of years ago with 70 mph winds, lightning, and power outages that lasted 3-6 days, the local Hy-Vee stores gave people dry ice to keep their food cold.

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[quote name='Raze' timestamp='1351990964' post='595295223']
There's a difference between Bud and water...? :D
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As I read through this thread, I was waiting for someone to post it lol.

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Does anyone know if they can use this for a tax deduction?

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[quote name='McCordRm' timestamp='1351960344' post='595294321']
****ing awesome.
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And something they have, in fact, done on both a regional *and* a national basis before - they did the same for hurricanes Katrina/Rita. (The Williamsburg, VA regional brewery did it for Isobel as well when THAT hurricane smacked the greater Washington, DC area - including Washington, DC itself - in the mouth in 2003; this is therefore a pre-acquisition policy that the new owners kept.)

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[quote name='nvllsvm' timestamp='1351996095' post='595295395']
Does anyone know if they can use this for a tax deduction?
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Does it really matter?

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They did this when the flood of '98 hit the area I once lived in Caldwell,OH area..... they gave us white cans with the AB logo on them that were filled with filtered water. pretty cool. I believe my mom still has one as a collectors item!

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[quote name='SOOPRcow' timestamp='1351997551' post='595295419']
Does it really matter?
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No, it's a wonderful thing that they are doing this regardless of why.

Though, as a person who is against taxation, I'm curious whether this could be used as a valid point that companies would do this without the tax benefits.

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[quote name='xendrome' timestamp='1351990363' post='595295191']
This is win/win for them.

1: Stop to give away water, good PR
2: Less supply of beer and same demand = adjust prices higher on current stock to make up for shortfall, so more profit.
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Actually, I'm pretty sure at least in NY the demand for beer is significantly reduced

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[quote name='remixedcat' timestamp='1352016163' post='595295639']
..... they gave us white cans with the AB logo on them that were filled with filtered water.
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Just add grape Kool-aid and pure grain and you're good to go. :p
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[quote name='remixedcat' timestamp='1352016163' post='595295639']
They did this when the flood of '98 hit the area I once lived in Caldwell,OH area..... they gave us white cans with the AB logo on them that were filled with filtered water. pretty cool. I believe my mom still has one as a collectors item!
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I remember those from either Hurricane Frederic in 1979 or Elena in 1985. The ones they gave out back then were carbonated water, and tasted horrible, but at least they were clean water. Where I lived, we had (and still do have) well water, not city water, so since our power was out our pump wasn't working. No pump = no water. Anything was better than nothing at that point.

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[quote name='roadwarrior' timestamp='1352049845' post='595296267']
I remember those from either Hurricane Frederic in 1979 or Elena in 1985. The ones they gave out back then were carbonated water, and tasted horrible, but at least they were clean water. Where I lived, we had (and still do have) well water, not city water, so since our power was out our pump wasn't working. No pump = no water. Anything was better than nothing at that point.
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I would have gotten some kool aid or crystal light and put em in the cans... LOL

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[quote name='remixedcat' timestamp='1352056620' post='595296569']
I would have gotten some kool aid or crystal light and put em in the cans... LOL
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I'm sure we probably did make some Kool-aid with some of them, but I don't think Crystal Light was even out at the time.

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I also used Lipton iced tea mix

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[quote name='Growled' timestamp='1351990220' post='595295183']
Yes it does, and it shouldn't be. Good for them.
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actually it should imo, that's the point of it being charity and good social ethics. Calling a press conference to announce you are doing good is kinda defeating the purpose of what is supposed to be behind the self-less act.

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[quote name='DocM' timestamp='1351960381' post='595294325']
It's not unusual for Coke, Pepsi and Faygo bottling plants to do the same thing. Good corporate citizedship often goes unreported.
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Which is a shame, because it deserves more attention, especially this act of kindness.

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[quote name='Skin' timestamp='1352066597' post='595296901']
actually it should imo, that's the point of it being charity and good social ethics. Calling a press conference to announce you are doing good is kinda defeating the purpose of what is supposed to be behind the self-less act.
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normally I would agree with you... but in this case.. no. Anytime a corporation puts aside its potential profits to support any sort of disaster relief should be entitled to their moment of good PR.

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