Greenwood Brewery seeks to unload its sanitizer after pandemic
Brian Nentrup of Hoosier Brewing Company worked the phones and floors to quickly clean a warehouse in Beech Grove.
GREENWOOD, Ind. – Many companies made changes during the pandemic, creating products far outside of their normal operations, like face shields, masks and hand sanitizers.
But what happens now, as vaccines pull us out of the crisis?
At least one local brewer is overloaded and ready to sell.
Brian Nentrup worked the phones and floors to quickly clean a warehouse in Beech Grove.
He has an inventory problem and he wants to stop renting the warehouse by June 1st.
“Yeah, we have to go out next week,” Nentrup said. “We have probably 2,500 gallons of disinfectant ready to go out.”
This huge stock of hand sanitizer is packed on pallets, along with around 100,000 cardboard boxes and tens of thousands of empty plastic jugs.
“I guarantee these are gallon jugs that there must be someone in the greater Indianapolis area using them in their operation,” Nentrup said. “We’ll sell them at a great price, so we can move on.”
He wants to move on to his real career, brewing beer and spirits in Greenwood.
Nentrup is the Managing Partner of Hoosier Brewing Company. Like many brewers, they were pivotal during the pandemic.
Last spring, the brewery had to close its doors, shortly after its inauguration.
To continue paying its employees, save the business, and help save lives by slowing the spread of COVID-19, they have switched to manufacturing and selling hand sanitizer.
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“And we were able to deliver disinfectant to tons of first responders across the country. We sold all the way to California, ”Nentrup said. “And sometimes if someone couldn’t pay, we would send them anyway and compensate them with local companies buying disinfectant, like Amazon and Lilly. For my employees they considered it a mission so it was really cool to see everyone coming together for a common goal and it worked. “
But now the demand for disinfectant is dropping and Nentrup has to stop paying the rent for the warehouse. He must liquidate his shares before June 1.
“He’s ready to go, so if there’s a school, a non-profit organization that needs help, we’re ready to step in and help them too. If there’s a business that wants us. help by buying a pallet of disinfectant, we will sell it at a good bulk price, ”Nentrup said.“ All of these are on this website to facilitate and take this to the next step and to enable us to get into what we do best, which is producing beer and spirits! “
Hoosier Brewing Company has created a special website just for the clearance sale.
He is now excited to return to the beer business and said it shows we are getting back to normal life.
“It’s a good transition and it’s a good sign that the disinfectant is no longer needed and that our mission is accomplished,” Nentrup said.