Phillips plans to use beer from closed restaurants to make hand sanitizer

From CTV Vancouver Island, by Ian Holliday

VANCOUVER — Breweries and distilleries around British Columbia have been making hand sanitizer for essential workers during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Soon, a venerable member of the province’s craft brewing scene will be stepping up its production by making sanitizer from stale beer collected from shuttered restaurants.

“The next phase for us is we’ve got so many pubs and restaurants have beer that is no longer fresh, so we’re bringing that back and distilling that into hand sanitizer,” said Phillips Brewing founder Matt Phillips on Sunday.

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