Walz Announces "Cheers to the Vaccine" Campaign Involving Breweries, Wineries and Distilleries State-Wide

(St. Paul, MN) -- Another reason for those 21 and up in Minnesota to roll up their sleeve.

Friday, Governor Tim Walz announced a partnership with the Craft Brewers Guild and the Minnesota Distillers Guild to provide free and discounted drinks to vaccinated adults.

The "Cheers to the Vaccine" campaign provides a free or discounted beverage at participating businesses who've received at least one COVID-19 shot. The campaign runs from May 28th through June 30th.

The participating establishments include:

  • Bad Weather Brewing Company
  • Bald Man Brewing
  • Dampfwerk Distillery Co. 
  • Far North Spirits, Inc.
  • Isanti Spirits
  • La Dona Cerveceria
  • Lawless Distilling Company
  • L'Etoile du Nord
  • Loon Liquors
  • Lupulin Brewing Company
  • Richwood Winery
  • Royal Foundry Craft Spirits
  • Spiral Brewery
  • Stilheart Distillery and Cocktail Lounge 
  • Unmapped Brewing Co. 
  • Utepils Brewing Co. 

Customers must have proof of vaccination to receive the free or discounted drink at those businesses, and the promotion limits drinks to one per person.

"Small businesses all over Minnesota have stepped up throughout the pandemic and I'm grateful so many breweries, wineries, and distilleries are now going the extra mile to help keep our state safe and end this pandemic," Walz said. "We're doing this the Minnesota way — coming together to take care of each other while having a good time. Roll up your sleeves if you haven't already, get back to your favorite spot, and cheers to the vaccine!"