Double jabbed beer drinkers rewarded with a free glass by Lion

Merrivale Beverages general manager, Frank Moreau and Lion managing director, James Brindley. Picture: Chris Pavlich Photography

A NATIONAL initiative to reward double-jabbed Australians with a free glass of beer when pub doors safely reopen has been announced by Furphy and parent-company Lion.

As a way to boost jabs in arms throughout the country and in line with official health advice, Furphy will shout the first beer* for fully COVID-19 vaccinated punters at participating watering holes.

As part of a broader commitment to Australia’s hospitality sector which has been financially impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic, Furphy and Lion are calling for the nation to get ‘Vaxxed to the Pub’. The call is particularly for city workers to support those venues hit the hardest, and to reconnect over a session of yarn spinning and refreshing ale, down at the local.

To kick off the initiative, Lion has offered its people located throughout Australia an afternoon off to spend at the pub when re-opening is safely ticked off by health authorities. Lion is encouraging other companies to follow suit if they can and get involved by giving their workforce a ‘Vaxxed to the Pub’ early mark sometime soon, and only when safe to do so.

“We’re urging our fellow Aussies to roll up their sleeves and get double-jabbed so that we can start to bring much needed business back to our struggling hospitality sector. Lion has committed to giving our employees an afternoon at the pub once reopened so that they can share stories and a couple of long overdue cold ones together in person,” said Lion Managing Director James Brindley.

“We want to encourage all Aussies who can to get fully vaccinated. We can’t wait for the Furphys to flow once more and give some much-needed foot traffic to our hospitality mates,” added Brindley.

In strict adherence with official advice and TGA rules, Furphy will offer a free Furphy Refreshing Ale or Furphy Crisp Lager at participating venues via the Myy App for those who prove that they are fully COVID-19 vaccinated. The offer will be available from 1 October to 31 December 2021, when official health orders allow participating venues to re-open safely and where local promotion rules permit. To redeem the offer from 1 October, all fully vaccinated Australians will simply need to do is download the Myy App and follow the instructions. Club or pub operators can talk directly to their Lion representative about how to get involved. 

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