A woman interrupts live national Hurricane Harvey coverage to hand the reporter a six-pack of local Galveston, Texas beer.

Screengrab via FOX4/Twitter

Galveston hero hands reporter six-pack during live Hurricane Harvey broadcast

Hold my beer. No, seriously. Hold it. It's a gift for you.


Samantha Grasso

Internet Culture

Posted on Aug 26, 2017   Updated on May 22, 2021, 7:17 pm CDT

Sometimes it’s the moments of turmoil and destruction, such as standing in a rainstorm preceding the touchdown of a Category 4 hurricane, when you need to crack open a cold one with the boys—or a random Texas woman—the most.

While shooting Friday news coverage of Hurricane Harvey, Dallas-based Fox News Channel reporter Casey Stegall found himself on the receiving end of such good graces when a literal beer goddess, drenched in the storm, appeared out of nowhere to interrupt his live national broadcast and hand him a six-pack of local beer.

“Got you guys some Galveston beer,” the woman cheered as she gave Stegall a hug and then laughed as she ran away.

Upon closer inspection of the video, it appears that the woman handed Stegall a pack of Galveston Island Brewing’s TIKI Wheat. The brewery’s website says TIKI White is its flagship brew, made of half wheat and half barley.


Stegall, who said he’d save the beers for “after” covering the hurricane, later tweeted about the encounter and thanked the kind Galvestonian for her gift, even calling the moment a “good photobomb” that brought levity to a dire situation.

As for the woman, she doesn’t work for the brewery. Galveston Island Brewing marketing director Charday Van Orstrand told the Wrap that she was just showcasing “southern hospitality at its finest.”

Or, to put it another way, it was her southern hops-pitality shining through.

Update 5:48pm CT: In a tweet sent to the Daily Dot, Stegall said he’s hoping to link up with the kind woman who brought him the beer on Sunday. Being that he’s barely had a chance to sleep while covering the storm, he hasn’t had a chance to take a sip. But he’s still planning on drinking when the work is done.

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*First Published: Aug 26, 2017, 4:59 pm CDT