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Buoy Beer is canning and pouring brews again after partial building collapse

The company has opened a summer pop-up brewery in Astoria, and it's working with two Pacific Northwest canning companies to keep product on store shelves.
Credit: Buoy Beer Company via Instagram

ASTORIA, Ore. — It's only been a couple weeks since Buoy Beer Company's building in Astoria partially collapsed, but that hasn't stopped the beer from flowing.

Last week, the company partnered with Astoria Food Hub to open a "summer pop-up pub," serving beer, wine and cider along with sandwiches from Astoria's Gaetano’s Market and Deli. 

"We are so grateful for the @astoriafoodhub welcoming us into such a great space so that our community has a place to gather with our team through the summer," Buoy Beer wrote in an Instagram post. 

The company added that visiting the temporary new space and having a beer is "the best way to support us this summer!" 

Not only is the company pouring beers again; it's also back to canning them. 

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The part of the building that collapsed housed Buoy Beer's canning line, so the company found a couple businesses willing to help them out. 

"Canning beer one week after the partial building collapse… check! Thank you Cascadia Canning and Craft Canning + Bottling for helping us keep Buoy on the shelves!" Buoy Beer wrote.

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When the building's roof caved in on June 14, a lot of beer labels and cans fell into the Columbia River, drifted to sea and eventually wound up on the beach. Buoy Beer offered a free drink through Pilot House Distillery to adults who helped pick up some of that debris and throw it away. 

As for the cause of the collapse, no details have been made public yet. It's worth noting that the collapse happened at the tail end of days of heavy rainfall throughout the region. 

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