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27th April 2020

Three tankers of Wadworth beer converted to hand sanitiser

Wadworth the independent family brewer and pub operator has put its beer, which was scheduled for pubs, to good use by converting it to hand sanitiser.

Three tanker loads of beer was shipped to Chase Distillery so the gin and vodka producers could convert it to liquid hand sanitiser.  Their brand HR1 hand sanitiser contains 80% alcohol and is made to a World Health Organisation approved formula.

CEO for Wadworth, Chris Welham said, “When our pubs closed we had a large amount of beer that couldn’t be used and so working with Chase we were able to support their initiative and supply the beer for hand sanitiser.  It was a perfect solution and helped towards providing 30,000 units to frontline professionals and key workers”.

The alcohol is stripped from the beer and used for the hand sanitiser.

James Chase, global brand ambassador for Chase Distillery, said “I never thought I’d see the day when part of our distillery was used to make anything other than delicious tasting vodkas and gins, but these are strange times.  It is great to have the support of businesses like Wadworth supplying excess alcohol products so we can produce more of this vital product”.



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About Wadworth:

Wadworth, an independent family brewer and regional pub operator is very proud of its west country roots. Founded by Henry A Wadworth, the business passed to his founding partner John Smith Bartholomew and is now in the fourth-generation of ownership by the Bartholomew family. Wadworth has created original beers in Devizes, Wiltshire since 1875. It also has an extensive pub estate and works hard with its business partners and managers to ensure that the pubs offer a warm and welcoming atmosphere, quality food and drink and excellent accommodation.