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Brickway to produce hand sanitizer

Posted: 5:04 PM, Mar 24, 2020
Updated: 2020-03-24 19:50:41-04

OMAHA, Neb. (KMTV) -- — An Omaha brewery and bar is finding a way to keep their business going and keep you clean at the same time.

Brickway Brewery & Distillery in the Old Market is using their distillers to make hand sanitizer.

With the Douglas County Health Department restrictions, they’ve had to close down their brewery and work as a liquor store. They had to lay off 9 people.

Now that they’re starting hand sanitizer production they’ve put some employees back to work.

Brickway has the raw materials; Aloe, Hydrogen Peroxide, Lavender, and alcohol. They realized they can make the product effectively and efficiently.

“The demand is so much bigger than I ever guessed. I mean we’re hoping to start with hospitals, first responders, and pharmacies but we’re getting calls from P.T. offices, elderly people, from UPS drivers, and Fed Ex,” said Zac Triemert, President and Head Distiller of Brickway Brewery & Distillery.

They hope to be in full production by later this week and hope to have 10,000 smaller and 10oz. bottles filled in the next few weeks.

Brickway isn’t charging for the hand sanitizer, only taking monetary donations.

If you’d like to help visit their Go Fund Me page: https://www.gofundme.com/f/omaha-hand-sanitizer-initiative?utm_source=customer&utm_medium=copy_link-tip&utm_campaign=p_cp+share-sheet