Distillery District offering free beer, ice cream at COVID-19 vaccine clinic

Posted at 8:39 AM, May 18, 2021

LEXINGTON, Ky. (LEX 18) — The Distillery District is offering free ice cream and a free beer for those who get vaccinated at their COVID-19 vaccine clinic.

The clinic is hosted by Crank & Boom, which is offering free ice cream to newly vaccinated Kentuckians. The free beer is offered to anyone older than 21 by Ethereal Brewery.

"We're just excited to have people out," Crank & Boom owner Toa Green said. "We hope it'll spread the word to get more people vaccinated so that we can get back to normal. We want to go back to having crowds back in our store so the healthier we can get out community the better so if we can help in this effort we're all for it."

The clinic runs from 3:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. May 24 to May 29 at 1210 Manchester Street in Lexington.

"I was going to get it anyways but when I saw the free ice cream I was like perfect, I'm going to tell people about this," another participant, Wankumbu Mukumano, said. "There's free ice cream!"

Appointments can be made here and walk-ins are accepted.

"When I heard that I could be vaccinated and get free ice cream it was like heaven's gates opened up," a participant at Monday's event, Rylee Stafford, said. "That's what I would compare it to."