New South Wales Premier Gladys Berejiklian has said several times that higher vaccination rates are crucial to helping ease lockdown restrictions across the state.

Now with large parts of NSW closing in on a seventh week of lockdown and no end in sight, Sydney brewer Hawke’s Brewing is looking to help fast track the roll out.

Hawke’s Co-Founders, David Gibson and Nathan Lennon have put aside 250 cartons of its award-winning lager as a thank you to 250 Sydneysiders who share proof of their first vaccination, as part of Hawke’s ‘Jab & Slab’ roll out.

Gibson said: “We should have been breaking vaccination records months ago. But apparently it wasn’t a race and now half the country has been impacted by lockdown again. If Bob [Hawke] was still with us and calling the shots, we’d be well on the way.

“The longer this [lockdown] drags on, the more damage is suffered by small businesses like ours, and in particular our hospitality mates. Now, it seems the onus is on us to get ourselves out of this mess. And let’s be honest, there’s nothing like free beer to get Aussies going. We may not move the needle much with 250 slabs but we can do our bit by helping to strengthen the message – roll your sleeve up for yourself, your loved ones, your community and your country.”

Those who are interested in getting their ‘Jab & Slab’ underway can start by posting a photo of themselves with their freshly-jabbed, band-aid stamped arm following their vaccination, tag @hawkesbrewingco and #jabandslab.

Follow @hawkesbrewingco instagram for further information.

Andy Young

Andy joined Intermedia as Editor of The Shout in 2015, writing news on a daily basis and also writing features for National Liquor News. Now Managing Editor of both The Shout and Bars and Clubs.

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