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Anheuser-Busch Is Starting to Make Hand Sanitizer Now

The global beverage giant is getting into the antibacterial game amidst the COVID-19 pandemic.

Anheuser-Busch announced on Twitter this week that it would be putting its considerable production and material resources to good use by making hand sanitizer.

Demand for the antibacterial liquid has never been higher due to the coronavirus pandemic, and how people have  effectively wiped out the global supply in order to keep their hands clean to avoid the potentially deadly contagion COVID-19.

It's become virtually impossible to purchase bottles of hand sanitizer at pharmacies, grocery stores, and department stores around the world.

But, because hand sanitizer is a relatively easy thing to produce (its made up mostly of rubbing alcohol and aloe gel), Anheuser-Busch has announced it would be using its "supply and logistics network to begin producing and distributing bottles of hand sanitizer to accommodate the growing needs across the United States."

AB's corporate twitter feed announced the news:

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Anheuser-Busch also made it clear, via Twitter, that it would be working with Red Cross to determine where the hand sanitizer will be needed most to decide where it should be made available.

The global beer giant produces a massive line of beverages, but is best known for making America's iconic beer, Budweiser. In 2008, the massive company was acquired by European-based company InBev, which formed the new global monster AB-InBev.

Anheuser-Busch is not the only company to get into the antibacterial production game, but it is certainly the biggest global beverage company to do so.

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