Anheuser-Busch to make good on free beer even though vaccination rate fell short

Anheuser-Busch to make good on free beer even though vaccination rate fell short

Brewing company Anheuser-Busch will still make good on its promise to hand out free beer even though the country didn’t reach President’s Biden vaccination rate goal, USA Today reported Wednesday.

Adults ages 21 and older will be able to log onto MyCooler.com/beer starting Friday to register by uploading a picture of themselves drinking beer at their favorites places. 

Participants will receive a $5 digital gift card through email, which they can use to buy an Anheuser-Busch products, according to USA Today. 

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The company is also releasing a new commercial with actor Bill Pullman called “Go Fourth, America,” as part of the celebration of the country’s progress toward vaccinations. 

The move comes after Anheuser-Busch, the maker of Budweiser, announced that they would give away free beers once the country reached the White House goal of having 70 percent of adults at least partially vaccinated by July 4. 

The Biden administration recently said that the country won’t reach that goal, but expected they will reach it in the coming weeks. 

This comes as Stonewall Inn, a famed LGBT bar associated with the beginning of the gay rights movement, banned Anheuser-Busch products during their Pride week celebrations over the company’s donations to lawmakers behind bills it says target transgender youth.

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention data, 66 percent of residents over the age of 18 have received a vaccine shot with 46 percent of the total population being fully vaccinated.