Local breweries are stepping up in the midst of a growing water crisis in the Lone Star state.

With more than 700 water supply systems impacted by a week of freezing temperatures, CNN reports that about 13 million Texans (nearly half the state's population) were under a boil-water advisory Friday morning.

And with millions of gallons lost to burst pipes throughout the state and grocery store shelves wiped clean of bottled water, many residents don't have access to potable water at all.

Texas Water Crisis
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Fortunately, Texas' breweries are in a unique position to help. Filtered water is critical to the process of brewing beer, which means that most breweries have gallons of drinkable water on hand. And while water-pressure issues make it difficult to filter additional water, many are happy to share what they already have with their neighbors in need.

Equal Parts Brewing in Houston is one of numerous Texas breweries sharing the precious resource free of charge. All you need is a container to put it in.  

"Especially now when there's a boil water notice across the city, it's important for us to share that," Equal Parts co-owner Matt Peterson told the Houston Chronicle.

Scroll down for an evolving list of Texas breweries that are currently giving out clean water. Check their social media accounts for more information regarding availability and timing.


Bakfish Brewing, Pearland

Dallas/Fort Worth

903 Brewers, Sherman


San Antonio

Alamo Beer Company, San Antonio

Roadmap Brewing, San Antonio


Corpus Christi

Nueces Brewing Co., Corpus Christi

Click here for a list of organizations providing much-needed aid in Texas.

Stay safe out there y'all!