Urban South Brewery Pivots from Beer to Hand Sanitizer Amid Nationwide Shortage
Leading Louisiana craft brewery to produce more than 120,000 bottles of hand sanitizer for local government, hospitals, grocery stores, and others
NEW ORLEANS (press release) – Urban South Brewery, the largest craft brewery in New Orleans, recently won a bid to produce 50,000 eight ounce bottles of hand sanitizer for the State of Louisiana Governor’s Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness. Through extensive research and outreach, Urban South was able to identify and partner with other Louisiana manufacturers to secure the raw materials necessary to take on this project. Orders for hand sanitizer have exceeded 120,000 bottles from local hospitals, grocery stores, nursing homes and other small businesses.
“In such unfamiliar and challenging times, it’s important for us to support other businesses impacted by this crisis and support our community in a time of need,” said Jacob Landry, founder of Urban South Brewery. “This is a unique opportunity to keep our team employed and working while meeting a critical need in the community that has supported us for the last four years.”
Urban South employees will use their beer production and packaging skills to instead bottle hand sanitizer amid the nationwide shortage. Both front of house and back of house employees will remain fully employed due to this new pivot. Businesses or healthcare agencies interested in placing wholesale orders for hand sanitizer can contact the brewery at firstname.lastname@example.org.
To serve the community in a responsible manner during city-wide closures of bars and restaurants, Urban South Brewery is open for to-go beer sales only until further notice. Fans can place orders online and pick up beer at the Tchoupitoulas Street taproom from 11:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. daily. To learn more about Urban South Brewery, visit urbansouthbrewery.com.