Distillery fights coronavirus, pivots to making hand sanitizing
A distillery, which normally makes vodka and gin, has started making hand sanitizer. FOX Business’ Grady Trimble with more.
Days after the Molson Coors Beverage Company announced it was joining the fight against COVID-19, the brewer has donated gallons of hand sanitizer to the Milwaukee Police Department in Wisconsin.
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CORONAVIRUS MOVES TITO’S VODKA TO MANUFACTURE HAND SANITIZER
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“Thank you to the @MolsonCoors Beverage Company for donating 25 gallons of hand sanitizer for our members! #WeAreInThisTogether,” the Milwaukee Police Department wrote in a tweet posted with photos that show the five-gallon buckets given to the department .
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Molson Coors has been producing hand sanitizer at each of the company’s six craft breweries, according to a March 24 press release. And it is just one of the many alcoholic beverage brands that have shifted production gears to minimize the portable disinfectant’s disrupted supply chain.
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“Craft brewers were built beer by beer in their hometowns and they are all about community,” said Paul Verdu, a vice president of Tenth and Blake, Molson Coors’ U.S. craft arm. “Doing the right thing to lift up our communities, including our retailer and distributor partners, to lend a hand to the very people who helped establish these businesses isn’t a heavy lift for our craft brewers because that’s who they are as people and that’s what their businesses are all about."