By Andrew Starke

Lion Nathan’s flooded XXXX brewery will remain closed indefinitely but the brewer has managed to move the majority of its raw ingredients and equipment to higher ground.

A spokesperson for Lion Nathan told TheShout that its warehouse is based in Hendra and no stock there has been affected.

“We are still delivering to non-flood-affected areas now, and will review the situation to see when we can deliver to flood affected areas,” she said.

“Once the waters recede we can then look to our cleanup efforts at the brewery and be in a better position to understand when we can produce again.”

Lion Nathan in Queensland has committed itself to providing XXXX product with a retail value up to $180k to customers affected by the floods.

“Our beer systems team will also be working with publicans to help them assess damage and to aid their recovery,” said the spokesperson.

“Our first priority has been ensuring the safety and wellbeing of our people living and working in Queensland.”

Lion Nathan will also donate $100,000 to the Premier's Flood Relief Appeal, make a further donation by matching every dollar donated by its staff and is working with Queensland Cricket to raise more funds when the XXXX Gold Queensland Bulls take on the Warriors at the GABBA on Tuesday January 25.

It expects to raise at least $50,000 through the latter event.

A spokesperson for the Foster’s Group said that while many of its customers had been impacted, it was working hard to ensure deliveries get through.

He confirmed that the Yatala Brewery and the group’s warehouses were continuing to operate and that CUB was in good shape in terms of stock.

“Many Foster’s employees have spent the last days and weeks supporting friends and family, assisting customers to repair and maintain businesses, with many preparing their own homes for potential flooding,” said the spokesperson.

“The recovery effort is likely to continue for many months.”

To support these efforts, the Foster’s Group will commit $500,000 in cash and kind to be donated via:

  • a donation to the Queensland Premier's Flood Relief Fund;
  • direct assistance to employees and their families who been affected by the floods;
  • distribution of non-alcohol products to emergency workers and affected residents; and
  • matching employee donations to the Relief Fund.

The Shout Team

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