We know we cover BrewDog a lot. But they keep doing fun things. Like brewing a beer that takes shots at Boris Johnson’s political advisor who was caught breaking his government’s own lockdown rules.
Here’s the deal…
Craft beer giant BrewDog, who in spite of its size still hasn’t lost its sense of humor, has released a new beer inspired by Boris Johnson’s political adviser, Dominic Cummings, who was jet-setting around the UK infected with COVID-19 rather than remaining lockdown at home.
A joint-investigation by the Guardian and Mirror revealed Cummings broke the UK’s lockdown rules in April, travelling 260 miles with his wife and child to his parent’s home in Durham. His wife had already developed coronavirus symptoms before they snuck off, and Cummings became infected the next day.
It was later discovered that Cummings had made more than one trip to his family’s estate, and even travelled 30 miles from Durham to visit nearby Barnard Castle, a local tourist attraction, with his family.
And In a May 25 press conference at 10 Downing Street Boris Johnson’s chief adviser insisted he drove to Barnard Castle to test his eyes, as his vision had become “a bit weird.”
BrewDog co-founder founder James Watt was quick to respond to what has become a national scandal in the UK, asking his 67,000 Twitter followers to vote for the best name for a new, limited edition beer inspired by the hypocritical event.
Choices included Cummings & Goings (our personal fav) Stay at Homes and the winning choice, Barnard Castle Eye Test.
Already available online in the United Kingdom, BrewDog Barnard Castle Eye Test is a 6% ABV Hazy (get it?) IPA. And its label amusingly features blurred out text at the bottom of the can, something many of the online voters suggested according to the Drinks Business.
All profits from BrewDog’s hysterical limited release will help fund the brewery’s hand sanitizer program, bottles of which are being donated free of charge to the country’s National Health Service and other health care charities.
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