Dogfish Head Scratch-Made Hand Sanitizer

Friday, March 20, 2020

In a time when our community is in need and we’re facing nationwide shortages, we’re partnering with the State of Delaware to make more, much-needed hand sanitizer available to the state government.

While we may be known for our off-centered ales, we’ve been distilling spirits in Delaware since 2002 and have now committed part of our operation to also make hand sanitizer. As we ramp up production, we will be providing bulk shipment of the sanitizer to the state in the weeks to come.

The sanitizer will be sold to the state of Delaware at market price, and 100% of the profits will go into a fund to support Delawareans affected by the Coronavirus.

“I never thought Dogfish Head would be in the sanitizer business. But this is a time of crisis, and necessity is the mother of invention,” says Dogfish Head founder said Sam Calagione. “It is our duty to do what we can to keep as many people safe and healthy in our community.”

At this time, the sanitizer inventory is dedicated to fulfilling critical needs of the state, including providing this essential product to health organizations, first responders and more.

Created by blending a high-proof version of our Compelling Gin with Aloe Vera gel, the scratch-made hand sanitizer contains at least 80% alcohol, adhering to recommendations set by the World Health Organization (WHO) and Center for Disease Control (CDC).

While our Milton production brewery and distillery remain open, our brewery Tasting Room & Kitchen, Rehoboth brewpub, Chesapeake & Maine and Dogfish Inn are closed until further notice.