Shiner Beers pledges $500,000 in Harvey relief; Lone Star sets up fund

1:59 p.m Friday, Sept. 1, 2017 Drinks
Emma Janzen, Austin American-Statesman
Shiner Bock makes up half of the beer and shot combo called the Black Eye at Lustre Pearl

One of Texas’ oldest brewing companies is stepping up to help with Hurricane Harvey relief effort.

According to a tweet sent Friday afternoon, Shiner Beers will donate $500,000 in relief money.

A follow-up conversation with the company on Twitter revealed that the $500,000 will be split among the American Red Cross, Greater Houston Community Foundation, United Way of Greater Houston, Coastal Bend Community Foundation, United Way of the Coastal Bend, Feeding Texas and Team Rubicon. 

Shiner Beer is brewed in the Spoetzl Brewery in Shiner, Texas, about 50 miles from Victoria and about 130 miles from Houston.

The brewery shut down production last Friday in preparation for Hurricane Harvey. 

"Nearly all of us have family or loved ones in Houston and along the Texas coast where the impact has been most devastating,” Brewmaster Jimmy Mauric told Austin’s FOX 7. “We are praying for all those affected.”

In  other brewery relief efforts, Lone Star has set up the Lone Star Beer Disaster Relief Fund, with a goal of raising $250,000 by the end of the year, according to a news release. Anybody can donate $10 to Lone Star’s fund by texting GIVE HOPE to 80100 or visiting this link. All funds will go directly to charities providing local aid to all communities affected by Harvey. In addition, Lone Star and its owner, Pabst Brewing Company, have pledged to match all employee contributions to the fund 2:1, up to $20,000.

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