Here's How To Get A Free Beer After Voting In The General Election

The BrewDog brewery says it will reward thirsty voters with a pint of Punk IPA

Voter apathy is well reported as being a serious problem in politics, and one British company is hoping free beer can change that.

As part of its "alternative election initiative," independent craft brewer, BrewDog, has announced it will be handing out beers while talking to voters ahead of Thursday's general election.

Staff of the Scotland-based brewer will station themselves outside the brand's 29 bars on Wednesday to ask people who they will be voting for. Respondents will then be treated to a free can of Punk IPA.

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"The political scene could do with more candour and honesty and recent political polls have been spectacularly off target, so we're running the first ever poll with added craft beer," Brewdog co-founder James Watt explained. "We believe everyone is more truthful and candid with a beer in their hand and we're confident the results taken from outside our bars across the country will provide a more accurate picture of voting intention than any of the usual boring polls."

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The data from the 'BrewGov' poll will then be collated so the brewer can "call" the result of the election before the polling stations open on 8th of June.

To urge people to vote, the company will also be offering a free pint of Punk IPA on election day itself, "to reward those making their voices heard".

So, whether you want to celebrate or commiserate the result, take a picture of yourself outside your polling station and show it to bar staff at any BrewDog bar on 8 Thursday and 9 Friday June to claim the freebie.