New Zealand quake hits beer supplies at major brewery

on 07/09/10 at 7:59 pm


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Sounds like they need rescue supplies.

CHRISTCHURCH, New Zealand — New Zealand’s major 7.0 earthquake disrupted supplies from one of the country’s biggest breweries, an official said Tuesday, warning operations may not return to normal for weeks.

The Lion Nathan brewery, which has stood in central Christchurch since the 1850s, was little damaged in Saturday’s jolt but a nearby warehouse was badly shaken, with much of its beer, wine and spirit stock smashed.

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