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Former PM Bob Hawke Launches Beer Company

Now you can drink a beer and help the environment at the same time.

06/04/2017 10:28 AM AEST | Updated 06/04/2017 12:50 PM AEST
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Bob Hawke enjoying a beer on his own time.

Environmental activists could now be campaigning with a beer in their hand, and it's all thanks to this new Aussie beverage.

Former Prime Minister Bob Hawke has launched a new Australian beer company called Hawke's Brewing Co.

Hawke's first product, a Lager beer, will be available on tap on Thursday in 11 well-known locations across Sydney and Newcastle, including The Clock Hotel in Surry Hills and The Australian Heritage Hotel in The Rocks.

The beer makes for an ultra-Aussie drinking experience, as it's brewed in Port Melbourne and made with 100 percent Australian ingredients.

This new brand however, isn't just about the beer. In a partnership with Landcare Australia, part of the company's profit will be donated to the environmental group. This money will be used to aid rural initiatives around the country.

The former PM will not be receiving financial benefit from the new company. Instead he will donate his share of profits made from the beer directly to Landcare.

If you're not from Sydney, don't fret. Hawke's beer will be available across the country as it is rolled out during 2017. Cans will be available in Sydney just in time for ANZAC Day, on the 25th of April 2017.

Hawke's Brewing Co.
Hawke's shiny new logo.
Here's the list of places you can pick up one of Bob Hawke's lagers.

The Australian Heritage Hotel, The Rocks

The Clock Hotel, Surry Hills

The Clovelly Hotel, Clovelly

The Courthouse Hotel, Newtown

Greenroof, Newcastle

The Kirribilli Hotel, Milson's Point

The Lord Dudley, Paddington

The New Brighton Hotel, Manly

The Prince, Kirrawee

Public House, Petersham

The Sackville Hotel, Balmain

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