Pub beer ballot for EU referendum

By Nikkie Sutton

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Pub beer ballot for EU referendum

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Ahead of the EU referendum at the end of this month (June), an independent brewery has teamed up with local pubs to offer an unusual method of finding out how people may vote.

Two variants of beer: 'Prowler IN' and 'Prowler OUT' is being produced by Winchester-based Red Cat Brewing, which is owned by Andy Mansell and Iain McIntosh.

Three of Winchester's pubs are taking part: the Fulflood Arms on Cheriton Road, the Queen Inn on Kingsgate Road and the Plough in Itchen Abbas.

Beer-based votes

Andy Mansell said: "The pubs have run beer-based votes before but perhaps never on an occasion of such magnitude for the future of our nation.

"We would, of course, like to remind voters not only to drink responsibly, but also to vote responsibly, whichever way – in your view - that may be!"

The beer is available from the beginning of June until polling stations close at 10pm on 23 June.

Sales from the ale will be recorded and the result will be announced like the results of the referendum, "the morning after the night before".

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