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Oskar Blues and CAN’d Aid Deliver 16K Cans of Water to Tornado Ravaged TX

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January 5th, 2016 by
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(Press Release)

LONGMONT, Colo. and BREVARD, N.C.

WHAT: This last weekend at least twelve tornadoes hit Northern Texas, killing 11 and destroying thousands of homes. In immediate response, Oskar Blues Brewery and Ball Corporation teamed up with the CAN’d Aid Foundation to quickly can and ship clean drinking water to victims of the tornado ravaged state of Texas. Ball Corp. donated all cans to be filled with water. An initial shipment of 16,800 cans of fresh water arrived in Rackwell, TX on December 29th and an additional 50,400 cans are slated to arrive on Monday.

WHEN: Oskar Blues Brewery employees worked to can 7 pallets of water out of its brewery in Brevard, North Carolina. Canning will continue into the weekend and as needed to help the citizens of North Texas. Deliveries of the first drinking water arrived late December 29th and more than 50,000 cans will arrive in Rackwell, TX on Monday, January 4th.

WHY: Devastating storms hit Northern Texas last weekend – killing 11 and destroying thousands of homes. In an effort to step up and help those in immediate need, Oskar Blues and the CAN’d Aid Foundation are working to supply water to families and emergency relief workers in the area.

CAN’d Aid, the do-goodery arm of Oskar Blues Brewery, is a 501(c)3 nonprofit that was started by Dale Katechis – soul founder of Oskar Blues Brewery. What started as a response to the 2013 floods in Colorado (where over $700,000 was raised to support small businesses and families in need), has evolved into an irreverent nonprofit that is doin’ good its own way across the United States.
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In October 2015, Oskar Blues announced plans to build a brewery and new music venue in Austin, TX, calling Texas home for the brewery.

Where: Rackwell, TX, epicenter of relief efforts and where clean water is being delivered. In addition, CAN’d Aid has joined forces with All Hands Volunteers to support their grassroots approach to immediate disaster response in the hardest hit areas. This partnership was initiated during the 2013 ColoRADo floods and continued this past fall in the wake of the South Carolina floods when 30 Oskar Blues and CAN’d Aid employees traveled from Brevard, NC to work with AHV mucking & gutting homes in Georgetown, SC.

Denver, ColoRADo: Home of Oskar Blues Brewery, Ball Corporation and CAN’d Aid Foundation

Brevard, North Carolina: Oskar Blues Brewery, Brevard. Full service canning production and the closest production facility to the Texas region. Cans provide by Ball Corporation filled and canned with fresh drinking water to get out to national disaster area.

About the CAN’d Aid Foundation
We dig bikes, beer, music, food and family and we’re rallying around what we love to raise money for things that matter. What started as a response to the 2013 floods in Colorado (where over $700,000 was raised to support small businesses and families in need), has evolved into an irreverent nonprofit that is doin’ good its own way across the United States:
Towns: Building strong communities
Treads + Trails: Get outside and get after it!
Tunes: For your eyeholes and earholes
Love Yur Mama: Save the blue marble

About Oskar Blues Brewery
Founded by Dale Katechis in 1997 in Lyons, Colorado, Oskar Blues Brewery launched the craft beer-in-a-can apocalypse with hand-canned, flagship brew Dale’s Pale Ale. Today, Oskar Blues is one of the fastest growing breweries in the country and operates breweries in Longmont, Colorado and Brevard, North Carolina while reaching to produce 200,000 barrels in 2015. The original canned craft brewery continues push innovation with creations like The Crowler while it distributes to 45 U.S. states, Washington, D.C., as well as parts of Canada, Sweden, and the U.K.

The post Oskar Blues and CAN’d Aid Deliver 16K Cans of Water to Tornado Ravaged TX appeared first on All About Beer.

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