Brewer will use supply, logistics network to aid production of hand sanitizer
March 25, 2020
St. Louis-based Anheuser-Busch, one of the country's largest sponsor of live sports and entertainment, announced that it will redirect sports and entertainment investments to its nonprofit partners to respond to the COVID-19 public health crisis.
With guidelines from the World Health Organization (WHO) and exemptions and authorizations granted by the Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau (TTB), many spirits-makers are helping to manufacture ethanol-based hand sanitizer.
In light of recent events with the fast spread of COVID-19, British Columbia-based Victoria Distillers, home of Empress 1908 Gin, has team up with local company Nezza Naturals, to create a free, not-for-profit hand sanitizer with essential oils and the alcohol that is leftover from each distillation.
Like many distilleries, Montpelier, Vt.-based Caledonia Spirits has had to temporarily shutter its on-site bar and retail stores in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. Yet, the craft distillery is trying to do what it can to contribute to what is now a global fight against the spread of the disease.
First batch donated to Indianapolis, Fort Wayne shelters
March 20, 2020
Hotel Tango Distillery, Indianapolis, is temporarily adding a new high-proof ethyl alcohol-based product to its line of craft spirits that can be used as hand cleaner, due to the worldwide shortage of sanitizers caused by the rapid spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19).
Craft distiller plans to donate to local hospitals, medical communities and shelters in need
March 20, 2020
Fort Worth, Texas-based Blackland Distillery, a full-service cocktail lounge, tasting room and spirits distillery, announced that it is using its production facility to create hand sanitizer for the community in connection with the growing concerns about COVID-19 and limited health and safety products.
Spirits manufacturer partners with Olein Refinery to provide raw materials
March 19, 2020
Hamilton, Bermuda-based Bacardi Ltd. Announced a shift in products at the its Cataño, Puerto Rico-based premium rum distillery to help supply ethanol required to produce the much needed hand sanitizers that are in high demand as a result of COVID-19.
A lot is brewing in the March 2020 issue, from cold-brew coffee to craft beer. Check out our cover story to learn the latest about the $300 million merger that brought the Boston Beer Co. and Dogfish Head together. Our Beverage RD article uncovers the latest trends in sweeteners, while readers can get Up Close With OWYN (Only What You Need). Our Ingredient Spotlight highlights innovations in the utilization of coffee as a flavorful, functional ingredient. And our 2020 Beer Market Report is a hefty pour that you won’t want to miss. You’ll also see the latests in new products, suppliers and more. This issue is good to the last drop. Thirsty for more? Subscribe to get the latest stories delivered right to your inbox. Check back throughout the month for additional content.
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