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Alcohol Infographic Barr Hill

Supporting Our Community During the COVID-19 Outbreak

Among the many reasons why Vermont is a quirky state, we can now add “we make sanitizer from Kombucha.”

How does a Kombucha brewer make sanitizer?

All Kombucha contains alcohol, often between 1% to 7% alcohol by volume (the average beer is 5%). For years we’ve used a spinning cone column to gently separate the alcohol from our Kombucha, leaving only trace amounts behind.

Since the COVID-19 outbreak, we’ve been working with Vermont distilleries such as Appalachian Gap Distillery and Barr Hill, to convert our alcohol into desperately needed hand sanitizer. A portion is donated to medical support services. Barr Hill now has large enough quantities available to sell to the the general public.

Barr Hill Sanitizer

Visit Barr Hill’s website to place your order.

We’ve also donated hundreds of gallons of alcohol to be used as surface cleaner for our local fire departments, emergency medical services, food banks, health clinics and child care centers for essential workers.

For every bottle of Kombucha you purchase, we’re able to make one ounce of sanitizer. Follow us on Instagram to stay up to date about new sanitizer initiatives.

To support you in Staying Home, Staying Safe, check out a list of our accounts offering our Kombucha via delivery or takeout. If you have any updates to this list please email We will do our best to keep this information up to date on a weekly basis.

View Accounts Offering Kombucha Delivery or Takeout