Parallel 49 Brewing Company is starting to make hand sanitizer

Mar 25 2020, 12:08 pm

Last weekend the BC government gave all distilleries permission to produce hand sanitizer, something our communities are in dire need of right now.

Some big guys are stepping up, but so are beloved local craft breweries like Parallel 49 Brewing Company.

The East Vancouver brewery told Daily Hive that this initiative came out of the need to help the community and to keep the lights on and protect jobs too.

Parallel 49 is currently creating its first batch of hand sanitizer (4,000 units), which will be donated to charities, non-profits, and disadvantaged individuals in the community.

“Our lab team already had ethyl alcohol and needed to acquire glycerin and peroxide to produce the hand sanitizer,” said Parallel 49’s Marketing Manager, Claire Mullane.

“Health Canada informed us on Saturday that we would get the green light within 48 hours, so production started this week. With a shortage of plastic bottles, the product will be canned and used to refill pump bottles.”

After this run, the company tells us they are working on bulk product, which will be used to supply essential services such as public transit, first responders, and frontline healthcare workers.

When it comes to ordering requests, Mullane says folks can email [email protected]