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Anheuser-Busch brewing more than just beer in response to Covid-19

Potent hand sanitizer will be donated nationwide
Posted at 9:17 PM, Mar 24, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-24 21:17:23-04

INDIANAPOLIS – There's more than just beer these days in the Anheuser-Busch vats.

Zink Distributing, Indiana's largest Anheuser-Busch distributor, announced today that the brewer is getting into the hand sanitizer business. It will be donated nationwide to partners including the American Red Cross and other non-profits because of the huge demand for sanitizer during the pandemic.

Production has already begun. Each bottle of Anheuser-Busch sanitizer contains 80% alcohol, surpassing the 62% requirement set forth by the Federal Drug Administration.

“Zink Distributing has a long history of providing community support year-round, including in challenging times like what we are facing now,” said Jim Zink, Jr., president of Zink Distributing. “We are pleased Anheuser-Busch is utilizing their vast supply and distribution network to help our fellow Americans as we fight COVID-19.”

Anheuser-Busch will work with partners to determine where the hand sanitizer is needed most and how much it needs to produce. They also plan to distribute the sanitizer to their network of employees across the country.

As for beer, Anheuser-Bush will continue to brew it and Zink Distributing will continue to deliver it.