Chandler brewery making, donating hand sanitizer The Chandler Arizonan

Chandler brewery making, donating hand sanitizer

Chandler brewery making, donating hand sanitizer
City News

Staff Writer

San Tan Brewery Company has found a way to give back to the community by turning their expired beer into medical grade hand sanitizer calling it “SanTanitizer.”

“We want to make sure we take care of the people in our community that are helping to flatten the curve, save lives and get Arizona back to work,” said Anthony Canecchia, founder and brewmaster of Chandler brewery.

Canecchia founded San Tan Brewery Company in 2007 and has built a strong reputation for Arizona’s favorite craft brewery.

San Tan Spirits are distilled, aged and distributed locally to pubs in Chandler, Uptown Phoenix and to Sky Harbor International Airport.

The company has been a partner with Crescent Crown Distributing for over 10 years and will recycle and distill over 16,000 gallons of expired draft beer to produce 400 gallons of hand sanitizer.

SanTanitizer will be distilled from IPA style beer and have a tropical aroma.

Crescent Crown is providing the “out of code” beer that it couldn’t distribute to local pubs.

The San Tan Brewery staff will then distill and “keg” batches of sanitizer to donate to the Chandler community with the first batch of 120 gallons going to HonorHealth, Canecchia said.

“They are in the frontlines and we want to keep them supplied with sanitizer and then be able to take care of the people in our community,” said Canecchia.

San Tan Brewery also plans to donate some sanitizer to first responders in Chandler.

“It is essential that as a community we act together, we work together and we communicate,” said Canecchia. “

The community will also be able to purchase 4-ounce bottles of hand sanitizer for $5 with their takeout, curbside pick-up or delivery meal from San Tan Brewery in the upcoming weeks, Canecchia said.

“Anyone’s purchase of SanTanitizer online goes right to keeping our employees employed,” said Canecchia. “These people are our family and I want to keep them from becoming a part of the unemployment statistic.”

San Tan Brewery is currently offering take out, curbside pick-up and delivery of their food and will update their website and social media platforms as soon as SanTanitizer is available for public purchase.

“When ordering take out, I think people are trying to maintain normalcy to stay positive, and it makes me proud as an Arizonan to see how much the community is stepping up to flatten the curve,” said Canecchia.

“The more people who support local, the more they are keeping the people who work and live in their community healthy, strong and working,” he added.

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