Oskar Blues Brewery Continues to Halt Beer Production to Can 220,200 Cans of Safe Drinking Water for Flood-Ravaged Texans


LONGMONT, CO – September 1st, 2017

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:

San Antonio Food Bank

5200 Enrique M. Barrera Parkway

San Antonio, TX 78227

Food Bank of Corpus Christi

826 Krill St.

Corpus Christi, TX 78408

Catastrophic flooding from rainfall has affected southeastern Texas and the Houston metro area, leaving thousands without potable water, power or shelter. Oskar Blues Brewery, together with CAN’d Aid Foundation have processed and prepared water for disaster relief.

Images and video of the canning process are here.

INTERVIEW: Chad Melis | chad@oskarblues.com | 720.273.8888

Diana Ralston | diana@oskarblues.com | 970.275.5156

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. 577,000 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.”

  • 577,000 cans of water shipped to communities in need of safe drinking water
  • 4,800 cans to Denham Springs, LA arrived last week – for flooding last week, just in time for Hurricane Harvey
  • $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)

Towns – building strong communities
Tunes – for your eyeholes and earholes
Treads + Trails – get outside and get after it!
Love Yur Mama – save the blue marble

Do-goodery on a full stomach!

  • Oskar Blues Home Made Liquids & Solids and Oskar Blues Grill & Brew will donate $1 to the CAN’d Aid Foundation with each purchase of YAYA’s Fried Chicken.
  • Chuburger RiNo will donate $1 to the CAN’d Aid Foundation with each purchase of the “Shake of the Day”.

About Ball Corporation


Ball Corporation supplies innovative, sustainable packaging solutions for beverage, food and household products customers, as well as aerospace and other technologies and services primarily for the U.S. government. Ball Corporation and its subsidiaries employ 18,450 people worldwide and 2016 net sales were $9.1 billion. For more information, visit www.ball.com, or connect with us on Facebook or Twitter.


Sarah Leavitt | CAN’d Aid Director of Operations and Programs | 702-523-8477
Renee Robinson | Ball Director of Corporate Communications | 303-460-2476

CAN’d Aid Foundation
www.candaid.org | 1800 Pike Road | Longmont, ColoRADo | 80501