Thompson Island Brewing making hand sanitizer

For limited time, complimentary bottle included with takeout orders
April 16, 2020

When Thompson Island Brewing Company opened late last year, the Rehoboth Beach brewery met the continued demand for craft beer and casual yet high-quality fare.

Today, the SoDel Concepts restaurant is keeping up with a more recent demand: hand sanitizer.

For a limited time, customers who order carryout will receive a complimentary bottle of Little Beauties, the hand sanitizer made by brewmaster Jimmy Valm. Online ordering and payment, and contactless curbside delivery are recommended.

“According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, keeping your hands clean is an excellent way to curb the spread of COVID-19,” said Scott Kammerer, SoDel Concepts president. “Hand sanitizer can be hard to find during this crisis. Since we have the right facilities, we decided to make our own.”

Breweries must have a sterile environment to make a good craft beer, explained Valm, who is using a sanitizer recipe provided by the World Health Organization.

“Like most breweries, we use high-proof isopropyl alcohol for sanitizing surfaces, and that’s a primary ingredient in hand sanitizer,” he said.

Little Beauties will be available as long as supplies last.

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