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B.C. brewer making hand sanitizers to combat COVID-19

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April 3, 2020, Surrey, B.C. – British Columbia-based Central City Brewers + Distillers will be producing alcohol-based hand sanitizers in support of Canadians, especially front-line workers, to help battle the COVID-19 pandemic.

The company will be producing large bulk formats of hand sanitizers to support larger commercial and industrial businesses, as well as smaller more convenient sizes to support families, front-line workers, and individuals.

Central City is working closely with the City of Surrey to provide free hand sanitizers for front-line workers, healthcare workers and first responders who are battling the COVID-19 situation.

The alcohol-based hand sanitizers will also be available for sale to the public at Central City’s liquor store locations, and the company is working with grocery partners to make it more widely available.


Production and packaging will begin soon and will be produced based on guidelines established by the World Health Organization (WHO).

“We are facing unprecedented times on a global scale and there is a tremendous need for businesses and people to band together and work to combat this COVID-19 pandemic,” says Brendan Yep, vice president of sales at Central City Brewers + Distillers. “We’ve been in discussions with officials on how we can best support Canadians, and we are truly honoured to be able to contribute and play our part to help our communities.

“Producing hand sanitizers will also enable us to help keep our staff employed during these uncertain times.”

Central City Brewers + Distillers is a craft brewery and distillery in the business of developing, producing and selling international award-winning, premium craft beer and distilled spirits. The company won the 2019 Canadian Beer of the Year and was voted Canada’s Brewery of the Year in 2010 and 2012.


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