Anheuser-Busch Delivers More Than 51,000 Cans Of Water To Assist Tornado Relief Efforts In Illinois

   Anheuser-Busch Delivers More Than 51,000 Cans Of Water To Assist Tornado
                          Relief Efforts In Illinois

PR Newswire

ST. LOUIS, Nov. 18, 2013

ST. LOUIS, Nov. 18, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Anheuser-Busch is providing 2,156
cases of emergency drinking water—or 51,744 cans—for use by residents affected
by the recent storms in Washington, Pekin and East Peoria, Ill.


A truck loaded with water left Cartersville, Ga., this afternoon and is
scheduled to arrive tomorrow morning (Tuesday, Nov. 19) at the local
Anheuser-Busch wholesaler, Brewers Distributing Company (2421 West Townline
Rd.) in Peoria.

The water will be used to help affected residents in the region. Brewers
Distributing is working with the American Red Cross to get the water where
it's needed.

"Relief workers and people in the community are in need of drinking water as
they work to recover from the storms, and this is one way Anheuser-Busch can
help our friends and neighbors," said Peter Kraemer, vice president of Supply
and head brewmaster for Anheuser-Busch.

Since 1988, Anheuser-Busch has donated more than 72 million cans of emergency
drinking water following natural and other disasters.

Helping communities cope with disasters has been an Anheuser-Busch tradition
since 1906 when Adolphus Busch made a donation to the American Red Cross for
victims of the San Francisco earthquake. Today, in addition to providing
monetary support, Anheuser-Busch packages emergency drinking water and works
with the American Red Cross and other emergency relief organizations for
distribution to those in need.

For more than 160 years, Anheuser-Busch and its world-class brewmasters have
carried on a legacy of brewing America's most-popular beers. Starting with
the finest, all-natural ingredients sourced from Anheuser-Busch's family of
growers, every batch is hand-crafted using the same exacting standards and
time-honored traditions passed down through generations of proud
Anheuser-Busch brewmasters and employees. Best known for its fine
American-style lagers, Budweiser and Bud Light, the company's beers lead
numerous beer segments and combined hold 47.6 percent share of the U.S. beer
market. Anheuser-Busch is the U.S. arm of Anheuser-Busch InBev and operates
12 local breweries, 17 distributorships and 23 agricultural and packaging
facilities across the United States, representing a capital investment of more
than $15.5 billion. Its flagship brewery remains in St. Louis, Mo., and is
among the global company's largest and most technologically capable
breweries. Visitor and special beermaster tours are available at its St.
Louis and four other Anheuser-Busch breweries. For more information, visit

SOURCE Anheuser-Busch

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