Cigar City, Ball Corporation join forces with CAN'd to get clean water to Irma-impacted counties

There are 163,200 cans of H2O ready for Florida residents in need.

click to enlarge Colorado's Oskar Blues Brewery started filling the cans of clean drinking water on Friday. - Cigar City Brewing
Cigar City Brewing
Colorado's Oskar Blues Brewery started filling the cans of clean drinking water on Friday.

Cigar City Brewing is keeping the Hurricane Irma disaster relief comin’ in partnership with Ball Corporation and CAN’d Aid Foundation.

Early Thursday morning, the Tampa craft brewery saw the arrival of 163,200 cans of drinking water, which will be distributed to several Florida counties that don’t have access to clean H2O or are under boil-water notices due to the storm. Cigar City’s sibling brewery in Colorado, Oskar Blues, stopped canning beer on Friday to begin filling the cans — 383,400 of which have gone to hurricane relief efforts in the past two weeks.

Southwest Florida can also expect a couple shipments of canned water. CAN’d Aid, started by Oskar Blues founder Dale Katechis in 2013, has sent two truckloads to Naples, where they’re scheduled to arrive today.

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