Today, to celebrate NSW reaching the 90 per cent double vaccination milestone, close to 200 clubs across NSW will be pouring free beers for people who are fully vaxxed.

"Your Local Club Freedom Day" is a collaboration between Clubs NSW and Batch Brewing in Marrickville, who have brewed a specialty "Together Ale" to mark the occasion. Additional production support for the brew has been provided by Lion. Local participating clubs include Club Ashfield, Marrickville Golf Club, the Petersham RSL and the St George Rowing Club in Wolli Creek, with free beers starting to be poured from midnight last night.

The idea of offering free beers when we hit the 90 per cent vaccination rate came about when Clubs NSW and Batch dared the Government to declare a vaccination rate that would mark the end of lockdown.

Our local breweries have pulled far above their weight when it comes to encouraging people to get vaccinated with the nearby Hawke's Brewery offering "a Slab for a Jab" to vaccinated residents early in the Delta outbreak.

I congratulate Clubs NSW, Batch Brewing and Lion, as well as all the participating clubs. To everyone who has gotten double vaxxed, I thank you and enjoy your beer!