Inner west breweries and distilleries have quickly adapted to the restrictions of COVID-19 and at the same time are doing their bit to keep our community safe and healthy.
Poor Tom's Gin, Young Henry's, Archie Rose distillery and Yulli Brews have all adapted their usual operations to create locally made hand sanitiser that will protect the inner west community and keep people at work.
Poor Tom's Gin Distillery in Marrickville stepped up its operations after being approached by Dr Andrew Dimitri, a physician whose clinic was desperately in need of hand sanitiser.
Young Henry's made donations of hand sanitiser to local organisations in need.
Archie Rose Distillery produced over 100,000 bottles of hand sanitiser in March alone, keeping 27 of its bar and hospitality staff employed, who would otherwise have had to be let go.
I thank the inner west breweries and all the wonderful inner west businesses who have kept up the fight against COVID‑19, yet again showing how generous and creative we are in Sydney's inner west.