BrewDog is setting up a ‘Punk State’ in Bristol over the next two days (July 20 and 21), where visitors to Broadmead Square will be able to grab free cans of Punk IPA.

The Punk State takes the form of a roadblock — visitors will be issued with a Punk Passport and visa stamp, and a cold can of Punk. Foot-operated can crushers will also be available on site in compliance with the brewery’s no-wastage policy.

The roadblock will be operational from 1pm to 7pm today (Friday), and from 1pm to 8pm tomorrow. In addition, Bristolians will be able to enjoy Punk IPA at various venues across the city. The brewery hopes this ‘mass conversion’ exercise will bring in new long-term supporters and advocates of the craft beer movement.

The venues include: Zaza Bazaar, Harbourside BS1 5UH; Bambalan, Colston Street BS1 4XE; Stokes Croft Beer Garden, Backfields BS2 8QP; Prince Street Social, Prince Street BS1 4PS; Commercial Rooms, Corn Street BS1 1HT; The Berkeley, Queens Road BS8 1QE; and The White Harte, Park Row BS1 5LH.

Over the next two weeks, BrewDog’s Punk State will be declared in Birmingham (July 26-29) and Liverpool (August 3-6).

BrewDog’s co-founder, James Watt, said: “Punk State is the culmination of the craft beer revolution. We are putting Punk IPA directly into the hands of the masses and placing faceless megabreweries on notice.

“Bristol has been one of the cradles of the UK’s ever-growing craft beer movement and we hope Punk State helps add to the ranks of the passionate fans.”

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