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#1 Hum

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Posted 03 November 2012 - 15:53

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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Posted 03 November 2012 - 16:32

****ing awesome.

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Posted 03 November 2012 - 16:33

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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Posted 03 November 2012 - 21:17

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

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Posted 04 November 2012 - 00:50

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


Yes it does, and it shouldn't be. Good for them.

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Posted 04 November 2012 - 00:52

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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Posted 04 November 2012 - 01:02

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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Posted 04 November 2012 - 01:04

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

As I read through this thread, I was waiting for someone to post it lol.

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Posted 04 November 2012 - 02:28

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

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Posted 04 November 2012 - 02:43

****ing awesome.

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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Posted 04 November 2012 - 02:52

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


Does it really matter?

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Posted 04 November 2012 - 08:02

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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Posted 04 November 2012 - 08:12

Does it really matter?


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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Posted 04 November 2012 - 09:39

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.


Actually, I'm pretty sure at least in NY the demand for beer is significantly reduced

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Posted 04 November 2012 - 14:35

..... they gave us white cans with the AB logo on them that were filled with filtered water.


Just add grape Kool-aid and pure grain and you're good to go. :p