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Molson Coors donates coronavirus-fighting hand sanitizer to Milwaukee police

The beer company is brewing up hand sanitizer to combat COVID-19

Days after the Molson Coors Beverage Company announced it was joining the fight against COVID-19, the brewer has donated gallons of hand sanitizer to the Milwaukee Police Department in Wisconsin.

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“Thank you to the @MolsonCoors Beverage Company for donating 25 gallons of hand sanitizer for our members! #WeAreInThisTogether,” the Milwaukee Police Department wrote in a tweet posted with photos that show the five-gallon buckets given to the department .

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Molson Coors has been producing hand sanitizer at each of the company’s six craft breweries, according to a March 24 press release. And it is just one of the many alcoholic beverage brands that have shifted production gears to minimize the portable disinfectant’s disrupted supply chain.

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“Craft brewers were built beer by beer in their hometowns and they are all about community,” said Paul Verdu, a vice president of Tenth and Blake, Molson Coors’ U.S. craft arm. “Doing the right thing to lift up our communities, including our retailer and distributor partners, to lend a hand to the very people who helped establish these businesses isn’t a heavy lift for our craft brewers because that’s who they are as people and that’s what their businesses are all about."

(Molson Coors Beverage Company)

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Molson Coors has also donated 50,000 cans of water to the Salvation Army Intermountain Division in Denver and $1 million to the United States Bartenders' Guild.

(Tito's Handmade Vodka)

Other alcohol brands that have committed to producing coronavirus-banishing hand sanitizers include Tito's Handmade Vodka and Pernod Ricard.

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As of Thursday evening, the novel coronavirus has infected more than 242,100 people in the United States.