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FLINT– The need for safe clean drinking water in the city remains high and so does the dedication of Oskar Blues Brewing’s CAN’d Aid Foundation.

They were one of the first organizations to publicly act when the scope of the disaster became clear, and their commitment hasn’t stopped since their initial shipment. More canned water has been delivered to the troubled city. Additionally, benefits have been planned by the organization to raise cash for the Flint’s Got Grit community fund. The fund was created to help residents obtain health exams and follow-up care related to the lead contamination crisis.

The first event will take place on Thursday, January 28 from noon to 6 p.m. at Torch Bar and Grill in Flint. Oskar Blues representatives will be there grilling beer can chicken and serving root beer at no cost, although a cash donation will be accepted from those who wish to give back.

Taps will be flowing with many rare Oskar Blues beers brought in specially for the benefit. Cases of canned water will be given to residents on site.

Several bars and restaurants in surrounding cities from Lake Orion to Bay City have joined in to donate one dollar per pint of Oskar Blues Brewery beer sold during the event hours. A full list can be found here.

On Friday, February 5 the Tasty Weasel taprooms of Oskar Blues locations in Colorado and North Carolina will hold simultaneous throw-downs featuring live music and specialty brews. Ten percent of the proceeds will be donated to the Flint’s Got Grit fund.

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FLINT – Unsafe lead levels in the city of Flint’s municipal water supply is in the national news media spotlight as the depth and severity of the crisis is realized. An official state of emergency has been declared, prompting action from humanitarian groups, including a generous donation through the philanthropic project of an internationally distributed brewery with a strong Michigan presence.

Colorado-based Oskar Blues Brewery, who recently acquired Perrin Brewing in the Grand Rapids area, has spearheaded the donation of 50,000 cans of fresh safe drinking water to help alleviate the immediate need.

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Aaron Baker from Oskar Blues Brewing Brevard said “Perrin is a part of the Oskar Blues Brewery family and having strong ties to Michigan through Perrin definitely made this effort even more meaningful to everyone at the brewery. We learned of a need and had the ability to help out so we made it happen.”

CAN’d Aid Foundation, the nonprofit “do goodery arm” of Oskar Blues Brewery, arranged for the water to be canned and shipped from their closest full-service production facility in Brevard, North Carolina, to Food Bank of Eastern Michigan for distribution to Flint’s residents. Denver-based Ball Corporation donated the cans used in this project. CAN’d Aid was formed in 2013 as a response to floods in Colorado and has evolved into a 501(c)(3) nonprofit doing good deeds across the United States.

Oskar Blues Brewery, known for pioneering the canned craft beer movement, was founded by Dale Katechis in 1997 in Lyons Colorado. Their flagship brew Dale’s Pale Ale, initially hand-canned, lead the revolution.

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FLINT – Unsafe lead levels in the city of Flint’s municipal water supply is in the national news media spotlight as the depth and severity of the crisis is realized. An official state of emergency has been declared, prompting action from humanitarian groups, including a generous donation through the philanthropic project of an internationally distributed brewery with a strong Michigan presence.
Colorado-based Oskar Blues Brewery, who recently acquired Perrin Brewing in the Grand Rapids area, has spearheaded the donation of 50,000 cans of fresh safe drinking water to help alleviate the immediate need.
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Aaron Baker from Oskar Blues Brewing Brevard said “Perrin is a part of the Oskar Blues Brewery family and having strong ties to Michigan through Perrin definitely made this effort even more meaningful to everyone at the brewery. We learned of a need and had the ability to help out so we made it happen.”
CAN’d Aid Foundation, the nonprofit “do goodery arm” of Oskar Blues Brewery, arranged for the water to be canned and shipped from their closest full-service production facility in Brevard, North Carolina, to Food Bank of Eastern Michigan for distribution to Flint’s residents. Denver-based Ball Corporation donated the cans used in this project. CAN’d Aid was formed in 2013 as a response to floods in Colorado and has evolved into a 501(c)(3) nonprofit doing good deeds across the United States.


Oskar Blues Brewery, known for pioneering the canned craft beer movement, was founded by Dale Katechis in 1997 in Lyons Colorado. Their flagship brew Dale’s Pale Ale, initially hand-canned, lead the revolution.