The staff at Falmouth Aquarium in Cornwall, UK, began worrying about its animals when temperatures rose 3°C above normal and the marine creatures were showing signs of stress. They called on St. Austell Brewery for assistance.
The aquarium's inhabitants, which include a lobster named Gary, only had a matter of time before they overheated and died according to marine biologist Chloe Kingston who works there.
However, after an emergency call to the brewery, the oddly tried-and-tested method of using beer chilling equipment to cool the tanks has worked wonders.
She said: "It's a massive relief, I was really worried when I realised our current chillers weren't coping.
"So far the fish are just looking a bit grumpy but they wouldn't be able to stand long-term exposure to these temperatures – especially with the hot spell coming up.
"What the St Austell Brewery has done is literally save our fish at the aquarium.