Covid NJ: 34 NJ breweries now offering free beer for COVID vaccines

Source: NJ

Another 21 breweries in the state are offering free beer to anyone over the age of 21 who gets their first COVID-19 vaccine in May.

It’s part of an aggressive marketing effort under “Operation Jersey Summer” to fully vaccinate 4.7 million New Jersey adults by June 30. As of May 5, the state fully vaccinated 3.2 million adults who live, work or study in the state. There were an initial 13 participants announced on Monday, in what became a national headline: Get a vaccine and win a free beer.

“Let’s keep our eye on the finish line. This is a marathon, and we have now passed the 20-mile mark. But it’s always that last 6.2 miles that is the biggest test, and the hardest,” Murphy said.

The campaign launched on May 3 to reach the arms of remaining adults who have been hesitant to get the vaccine. It includes more walk-in appointments, a 30-second video contest, automated goals and email messages, and field campaigns.

Metrics have all moved down, such as daily cases, the rate of transmission, and total hospitalizations. On May 5, the state logged 1,309 new COVID-19 cases, making it the eighth day in a row with less than 2,000 new cases. There were 34 fatalities and 1,3182 hospitalizations reported on May 5, and a transmission rate of 0.34.

Murphy has rolled out some of the most aggressive reopening measures on Monday in response to those metrics, allowing barside seating and buffets again, and lifting capacity restrictions for most indoor and outdoor businesses and gatherings. The updates go into effect May 7 through May 19, the governor said.

There were an initial 13 participants announced on Monday, in what became a national headline: Get a vaccine and win a free beer.Here’s a full list of the breweries participating in the “Shot and Beer” program:

13th Child Brewery in Williamstown
Alementary Brewing in Hackensack
Angry Erik Brewing in Newton
Battle River Brewing in Toms River
Bradley Brew Project in Bradley Beach
Bolero Snort Brewing Co. in Carlstadt
Brix City Brewing Co. in Little Ferry
Carton Brewing Co. in Atlantic Highlands
Chimney Rustic Ales in Hammonton
Czig Meister Brewing in Hackettstown
Death of the Fox Brewing Co. in Clarksboro
Departed Soles Brewing Co. in Jersey City
Double Nickel Brewing Co. in Pennsauken
Dr. Brewlittle’s Beer Co. in Maple Shade
Eclipse Brewing in Merchantsville
Eight & Sand Beer Co. in Woodbury
Flounder Brewing Co. in Hillsborough
Flying Fish Brewing Co. in Somerdale
Forgotten Boardwalk Brewing Co. in Cherry Hill
Four City Brewing Co. in Orange
Gaslight Brewery and Restaurant in South Orange
Hackensack Brewing Co. in Hackensack
Kane Brewing Co. in Ocean Township
Little Dog Brewing Co. in Neptune
Magnify Brewing Co. in Fairfield, Essex County
Man Skirt Brewing in Hackettstown
Montclair Brewery in Montclair
Neck of the Woods Brewing Co. in Pitman
New Jersey Beer Co. in North Bergen
River Horse Brewing Co. in Ewing
Tuckahoe Brewing Co. in Egg Harbor Township
Untied Brewing Co. in New Providence
Westville Brewery in Westville
Zed’s Beer in Marlton

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