Utah Booze News podcast: Distilleries drafted to fight coronavirus

Posted at 5:59 PM, Apr 02, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-02 20:14:43-04

Everything is "virtual" these days, and so are we. Our tiny studio doesn't allow for social distancing, so "Utah Booze News: An Alcohol Policy Podcast" is being taped over the interwebs.

On this episode, we recap the Utah Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control Commission's first-ever "virtual" meeting. The COVID-19 pandemic continues to impact Utah's bars and restaurants, with more closures and people out of work. The Salt Lake Tribune's Kathy Stephenson describes ways you can help your local bartenders and servers (and the restaurants and bars that employ them).

Distilleries are stepping up to help Utahns by making hand sanitizer. We talk to Steve Conlin of Ogden's Own who pivoted to medical-grade sanitizer, in addition to making vodka and gin.

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