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Wednesday, September 2, 2020

Newport Brewery Helps Get The Word Out on Poll Worker Shortages in Kentucky

Local brewery uses labels to recruit poll workers for KY Secretary of State.
(Img: SOS KY Communications Director Miranda Combs)

By Jessie Eden

A local brewery is helping Kentucky with its poll worker shortage in a unique way.

Wooden Cask Brewery, located at 629 York Street in Newport, has partnered with three other breweries that are a part of the Kentucky Guild of Brewers and Secretary of State Michael Adams to create special messages on their cans and bottles of beer to recruit poll workers for November's election.

The Kentucky Guild of Brewers is a nonprofit organization that acts as a singular voice and advocate fro the Kentucky brewing industry. The group is actively involved with brewing related legislation, governmental administration and promoting its member breweries through events and media coverage.

In a comical tweet about the partnership, Secretary Adams said; 

According to an article by Spectrum, each label has a QR code that leads to where people can register to vote and apply to be a poll worker.

(Img: SOS KY Communications Director Miranda Combs)

The following breweries are participating in the recruiting efforts;
  • Wooden Cask Brewery 629 York St, Newport, KY 41071
  • Pivot Brewing Company 1400 Delaware Ave, Lexington, KY 40505
  • Dreaming Creek Brewery 109 E Irvine St, Richmond, KY 40475
  • Monnik Beer Co. 1036 E Burnett Ave, Louisville, KY 40217

According to a tweet from Miranda Combs, Secretary Adams' Communications Director, Wooden Cask Brewery said "We felt compelled to help because we could reach the younger crowd through our beer and bring more awareness to the crisis."

The beers at Wooden Cask Brewery should be ready next week.

Wooden Cask Brewing is open Wednesdays through Saturdays during the following times;

  • Wednesdays: 4 p.m. to 8 p.m.
  • Thursdays: 4 p.m. to 10 p.m.
  • Fridays: 4 p.m. to 11 p.m.
  • Saturdays: 12 p.m. to 11 p.m.

Learn more about Wooden Cask Brewery here.

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