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8th Wonder Brewery Employees Help Rescue Harvey Flood Victims

The Downtown brewery’s massive army truck came in handy

Amy McCarthy is a reporter at, focusing on pop culture, policy and labor, and only the weirdest online trends.

As Houston residents and relief workers navigated the city in boats to rescue people stranded by Hurricane Harvey, the employees of 8th Wonder Brewing stepped up to assist in the efforts.

On Sunday, 8th Wonder Brewery took advantage of one of their more unique pieces of equipment to help their fellow Houstonians. “We have a huge army truck,” 8th Wonder owner Matt Marcus tells Eater. “My employees and I were ferrying from points that boats were using to drop people off at dry land.”

In video footage captured by KTRK’s Pooja Lodhia, brewery employees can be seen assisting an elderly woman (and a few pets) into the gigantic truck in a completely flooded area. At the time, 911 and Coast Guard phone lines were completely overwhelmed as dozens of rescue efforts took place. Since Lodhia shared the video on Twitter, it’s racked up thousands of likes and retweets, along with plenty of kudos from local drinkers for the staff’s brave employees.

At present, 8th Wonder Brewery remains closed until damage at its East Downtown location can be assessed. Stay tuned for more details on when it will make its comeback.