Well hello, it’s been a while so we thought it was about time for an update from us! Firstly, we’d like to say that we hope everyone has been keeping safe in these uncertain times. After the last few months there seems to be a small light at the end of the tunnel now and we’re keeping our fingers crossed that it continues that way!
Since April, we switched our main production in the distillery from spirits, to alcohol hand sanitiser as a response to the national shortage. Initially, the biggest demand for it came from the NHS and those on the frontline, and as we have the facilities to produce large quantities of it within a very short space of time, for the team at Ramsbury it felt like the right thing to do for our community. Following the WHO recommended formula, at 78% ABV we ensured that it was fully effective in breaking down and killing bacteria and viruses when applied to hands or surfaces, so naturally, we then began producing more so that it could be bottled and purchased by anyone who needed it. We now have plenty in supply and will continue to make it for as long as is it needed.
The production of our sanitiser, alongside government operational regulations meant that we have been able to keep fully operational throughout lockdown. Brewing continued, and we can safely say that everyone (including us of course) is thoroughly missing the pub! With extra safety and hygiene measures in place, including social distancing for our team at the brewery, we’ve been working hard to make sure we have beer aplenty in stock. Our range of bottled beers has been flying out the door and having to keep up with demand during such times has made us very proud of what we do. We would like to say a massive thank you to our customers, both new and returning, for enjoying our beer. It’s a great feeling for us all here knowing that throughout some challenging times for all, you have still been able to have a classic pint of Ramsbury, whilst we have also been able to help keep those who are working so hard for us all, safe too with the sanitiser.
For the time being, we remain open for pre-ordered collections (online or over the phone) only so that we can keep our team as safe as possible, and brewing lots more beer! We also remain closed for tours, but we hope that in the not too distant future we will be able to welcome you again.
Keep safe – the Team at Ramsbury brewing and Distilling.