News Anheuser-Busch canning water for Sandy relief

Discussion in 'Beer News & Releases' started by mikeburd1128, Nov 6, 2012.

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  1. egrace84

    egrace84 Savant (934) Mar 25, 2012 Illinois
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    Love em or hate em, nobody should have anything negative to say about AB on this particular topic.
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  2. Blueribbon666

    Blueribbon666 Zealot (596) Jul 4, 2008 Ohio

    Props to the big boys for doing good when they have the power to do so for those in need. Now for the joke, when's the Platinum version coming out? Memo to Perrier, how about a saison in 2013?
  3. Lordquackingstic

    Lordquackingstic Disciple (378) Jun 14, 2011 New York
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    Hey guys. I've actually got this on tap in my kitchen right now. It's pretty solid.
  4. LostTraveler

    LostTraveler Initiate (0) Oct 28, 2011 Maine

    Bud Platinum Ultra Light its quadruple filtered to get rid of all the taste, but its in a can so you can take it golfing and its quite thirst quenching.
  5. scud

    scud Aspirant (200) Sep 22, 2010 Indiana
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    Also saw this on the chive
  6. cmmcdonn

    cmmcdonn Initiate (0) Jun 21, 2009 Virginia

    I am wondering what happens when an affected BA who has boycotted all BMC products receives this aid. Deny your family water, or sell out? Decisions Decisions.
  7. mikeburd1128

    mikeburd1128 Zealot (505) Oct 28, 2011 New Jersey

    Well, I cant speak for other beer blogs, but I'm just some asshole from Jersey who saw it somewhere else and didn't see it here. Cheers, bud.
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  8. Norica

    Norica Aspirant (232) Feb 2, 2006 Massachusetts

    Rumor has it they're going to make a movie about it...GI Sofie's Choice.
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  9. otispdriftwood

    otispdriftwood Crusader (736) Dec 9, 2011 Colorado
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    If ever you needed a definitive answer to the question: which is more expensive to use, cans or bottles, you now have the answer. If bottles were cheaper, AB would be bottling water for Sandy relief.
  10. Azzy

    Azzy Initiate (0) Jul 16, 2012 Texas
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    Yeah, all jokes aside, It is good that AB comes in and helps for situations like this. Its funny to poke at their beer being close to water, but they are helping a huge amount of people by doing this.
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  11. Azzy

    Azzy Initiate (0) Jul 16, 2012 Texas
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    I also agree with this.. "AB helped during a disaster, lets help them in return." Theres plenty of people that do anonymous donations so people won't think they do it to benefit themselves, maybe AB sees this as an opportunity for cheap ass hell marketing..
  12. Duffmanohyeah02

    Duffmanohyeah02 Initiate (0) Nov 1, 2011 Missouri
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    All you people making jokes or ridiculing AB for this are pathetic.
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  13. cavedave

    cavedave Poo-Bah (2,191) Mar 12, 2009 New York
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    Get used to it. There are some folks so twisted with delusional armchair revolutionary zeal, that were ABI to cure Lung Cancer and Breast Cancer they would complain they didn't also cure Pancreatic cancer, and would not take the treatments themselves to protest that Bud hogs shelfspace.

    ABI is low hanging fruit for those whose main exercise is raising glass to mouth. I bet not one, NOT A SINGLE ONE, of these "boycott ABI people" ever protested anything really important in their lives. I bet not one of them missed a day of work to join the Occupiers, nor any other real protest against actual corporate/other illegalities.

    Kudo's to ABI for this help when help is needed, and to all the craft brewers out there who did the same.
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  14. jesskidden

    jesskidden Meyvn (1,258) Aug 10, 2005 New Jersey

    They are ABI's own Press Releases - Anheuser-Busch Producing More Than One Million Cans of Emergency Drinking Water for Areas Affected by Hurricane Sandy (from AB's website's News Release section) - and I've been reading about similar donations during emergencies for decades, as noted in the PR itself:

  15. Reinbeck11

    Reinbeck11 Aspirant (273) Aug 15, 2012 Iowa

    Time to sell my stock in "yellow food color #5".
  16. digdug1810

    digdug1810 Aspirant (253) Mar 1, 2011 New Jersey
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    That's awesome of them to do. Kudos to them, I really like to see big corps doing things like this.

    With that said.. i'm still cracking up at some of the jokes! A+ some of you! Some others.. work on your jokes
  17. dennis3951

    dennis3951 Crusader (746) Mar 6, 2008 New Jersey
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    I wonder why they are canning water in GA to ship to NJ. They could can it in Newark.
  18. TheBigLebrewski

    TheBigLebrewski Initiate (0) Aug 4, 2012 Michigan

    a genuine cheers to AB, and a decent chuckle of a thread.
  19. KentT

    KentT Initiate (0) Oct 15, 2008 Tennessee

    Anheuser-Busch has a long tradition of bottling and canning water during disasters. And I am glad that AB/InBev is continuing that tradition. It is great community relations.
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