Hoosier Brewing Company in the heart of Old Town Greenwood has donated 449 gallons of hand sanitizer to first responders in less than a month. Founder and co-owner Brian Nentrup stood outside the small-batch distillery at a small table in the parking lot with 8-ounce bottles of hand sanitizers; a visible result of the current Coronavirus-19 crisis.
The transition to distilling hand sanitizer has resulted in donations to bolster personal safety at various law enforcement agencies and medical facilities throughout Central Indiana including, Greenwood police and fire departments, Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department, Franciscan Health, Ascension/St. Vincent, Wheeler Mission, Indianapolis Fraternal Order of Police, Valle Vista Health, and Johnson County Sheriff’s Department.
Small bottles of hand sanitizer have been available on site at no cost to anyone who stops by the brewery, donations accepted. Patrons who have purchased the 8-ounce bottles may stop by for a free refill. Monday, Nentrup announced that Hoosier Brewing will continue to donate to various agencies but began selling bulk gallons of sanitizer to the public and all businesses.
Hoosier Brewing Company is at the same site as a taproom at the former location of the Blind Pig near the corner of Main Street and Madison Avenue. Operations at the Tap & Axe tap room are suspended under restrictions on non-essential businesses due to state mandates. The historic building was attractive to Nentrup and his partners because it will serve as a destination to attract city residents and out-of-area visitors to a showpiece for craft beverages in Old Town Greenwood.
Hoosier Brewery is close to established Old Town Greenwood businesses, including Revery, Jockamo’s, Planetary and Vino Villa. Price of each gallon is $49 and can be reserved for drive-through pickup at: https://servehoosiers. checkfront.com/reserve/ Info: http://www.serveHOOSIERS.com