Brewers supply drinking water in beer tankers

By James Wilmore

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Brewers across the country are helping communities affected by the floods by supplying beer tankers full of drinking water. Twenty-three tankers have...

Brewers across the country are helping communities affected by the floods by supplying beer tankers full of drinking water.

Twenty-three tankers have been made available for the supply of drinking water.

The vehicles, each of which can carry between 25,000 litres and 29,000 litres, are being supplied by several major brewers, including Coors, Carlsberg, Scottish & Newcastle, Inbev and Greene King.

Mark Hastings, the British Beer & Pub Association's director of communications, said: "With so much of the country severely affected by the floods, releasing these tankers is the least we could do to try to help people facing such a terrible situation.

"We're reversing our normal business, which is turning water into beer.

"The brewing and pub trade is facing its own severe problems in places, with many pubs either cut off from their customers or flooded themselves.

"At the same time, many pubs are offering shelter and food to communities and the emergency services.

"However, the supply of drinking water must come first, and we are doing our utmost to make sure that the complex logistics that are normally used to move beer around the country can be put to use to deliver water to those who need it most."

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