Skip to content

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

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:

More on Coronavirus

  • clean out spices

    This Company's Products Are So Popular It Can't Restock Quickly Enough

    They’re switching all factories to work round-the-clock.
  • This Beloved Fast-Casual Restaurant Chain Was Just Saved from Bankruptcy

    This Beloved Fast-Casual Restaurant Chain Was Just Saved from Bankruptcy

    The coffee and pastries at this cafe could make their return soon!
  • Grocery store bakery cookie display

    Your Local Grocery Store Could Keep This Recent Change For Good

    The food in this section of the store could look a lot different moving forward.
  • Ambulance vehicle parked on a street

    Here Are Your Chances of Catching COVID-19, State by State

  • takeout foods

    The Food Delivery Service That Ships Nationwide

    In case you want a cake from out of state.

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.

READ MORE: 7 Tips for Safe Grocery Shopping Amid Coronavirus Concerns

Eat This, Not That! is constantly monitoring the latest food news as it relates to COVID-19 in order to keep you healthy, safe, and informed (and answer your most urgent questions). Here are the precautions you should be taking at the grocery store, the foods you should have on hand, the meal delivery services and restaurant chains offering takeout you need to know about, and ways you can help support those in need. We will continue to update these as new information develops. Click here for all of our COVID-19 coverage, and sign up for our newsletter to stay up-to-date.

She Lost 100 Pounds—And Shows You How!

Registered Dietitian and Nutritionist Ilana Muhlstein lost her weight and kept it off—and in You Can Drop It!, she'll show you how to lose it, too. More than 240,000 clients have chosen her program—and now it’s yours to keep.

Filed Under