These 10 Local Distilleries are Producing Hand Sanitizer - and Giving it Away for Free!
Colorado is the land of plenty when it comes to fine alcoholic beverages, and as it turns out, hand sanitizer. These local businesses have adapted with the times to serve up fresh hand sanitizer to anyone who needs it. With the relaxation of FDA regulations on hand sanitizer production, distilleries are stepping up to the plate to contribute to the cause, and they're giving it away for FREE!
Ironton Distillery's new line of hand sanitizer: Keep It Clean! Photo courtesy of Ironton Distillery.
These distilleries are small independent businesses. They're paying for labor, materials, and water; anything helps if you are able to make a purchase or donation. If they haven't gotten FDA approval, they cannot legally sell sanitizer, which is why many of them are giving it away for free. Some have received donated supplies, though it still takes extraordinary time and money to produce sanitizer. Please consider buying something to support these businesses, as they all hemorrhage through this shut down.
Below is a list of 10 Participating Distilleries, and ways you can help them help you:
1. Ironton Distillery and Crafthouse (3636 Chestnut Place, RiNo)
Ironton has released a new line of sanitizing products called "Keep It Clean!", which they are offering up to one gallon - for free - with a monetary donation, non-perishable food item donation, or purchase of booze. They offer sanitizer daily, 3pm-7pm until supplies run out.
Photo courtesy of Ironton Distillery
2. Rising Sun Distillery (1330 Zuni St, Sun Valley/Denver) now has sanitizer available in their tasting room. They are giving away free 4 oz amounts of sanitizer with a purchase of $30 or more in spirits (please bring your own spray bottle). They are also offering gallon jugs of sanitizer for purchase, or they can sell by the ounce if you bring your own bottle (their small bottles have not arrived yet). Open Monday through Friday, 8am - 5pm. Spirit bottles are available for takeout, and we recommend that you try their lavender spirit with a gin/tonic/orange!
3. Ballmer Peak Distillery (12347 West Alameda Pkwy, Lakewood)
Ballmer Peak is producing as much as 20 liters of hand sanitizer per day, and giving it - all of it - away for free to their community. The community is rallying around Ballmer Peak by buying bottles of rum, gin, and whiskey to help the distillery stay in business. Bring your own bottle and fill up with their liquid hand sanitizer, from 12pm-5:30pm Monday-Friday, and 12pm-4pm on weekends. Check their website ahead of time to ensure they are open and hand sanitizer is available.
Photo courtesy of Ballmer Peak Distillery.
4. Mythology Distillery (3622 Tejon St, LoHi) is giving away 1,000 two-ounce bottles for free. Owners are encouraging anyone who wishes to help the cause to support by purchasing a bottle of spirits from the distillery.
5. Deviation Distilling (900 West 1st Ave, Baker)
Deviation Distilling has been donating batches of 200 two-ounce bottles to the Denver Police Department, as well as other first responders and medical community on the front lines of the coronavirus outbreak. They are reserving a small amount of sanitizer bottles to give away with purchases of their homemade spirits. They are offering an online option to prepay for spirits, where customers can choose a pickup time so their order will be ready. Deviation will also deliver to you, curbside.
Photo courtesy of Deviation Distilling.
7. J&L Distilling Company (4843 Pearl St, Boulder) is producing and donating hand sanitizer to organizations around the city, and has since received approval to begin providing it to the public.
8. Lee Spirits (110 East Boulder St, CO Springs) has made and donated 900 bottles of sanitizer to El Paso County Public Health to be distributed. The remaining bottles will be available for free at their tasting room, Brooklyn's on Boulder Street, as well as bottles of other Lee Spirits available for purchase throughout the week.
9. The Heart Distillery (6461 CO-392, Windsor) has released a batch of free 1 oz bottles of hand sanitizer to individuals while supplies last. They will soon be releasing a second, larger batch for the public, and are hoping to provide sanitizer in bulk to health care providers and Northern Colorado medical centers.
Want to help out? Buy spirits from any of the local businesses listed above.
Anything helps in their efforts to combat the spread of the virus.
Article written by Snarklet.