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Thinking about drinking and driving? Lyft can help you with that — but not in the way that you might think.
The ride-sharing company has announced a partnership with Chicago Baderbräu Brewing Company which will be whipping up a Lyft-branded beer. If you can get your hands on a can, which will only be available in Chicago bars, you’ll receive a special code that can nab you up to a 60% discount on a Lyft ride.
The beer, aptly named Five Star Lager after the company’s rating system, is produced only in 12oz cans. Each beer will come with a promo code that can be entered into the Lyft app — thereports that the discount code offers 40 to 60 percent off a Lyft ride with a maximum discount of $5.
Unfortunately this isn’t a truly unique brew, but a rebranding of Baderbräu’s South Side Pride lager, according to the Tribune. Theself-described as a “beer-flavored beer,” is a lighter Helles-style lager with a 4.8% ABV.
The collaboration is in a similar vein of Lyft’s partnership with Budweiser thats provided thousands of free rides to encourage riders to steer away from drinking and driving. A Lyft spokesman told the Tribune it’s been a longtime goal of the company to get its branding inside bars.
Beginning at Baderbräu Brewery Thursday at a 5:30pm, Chicagoans will see Five Star Lager in 10 more bars by Friday and then an “additional 20 or 30 bars at a time throughout the coming months.” If successful, it’s possible Lyft will expand the program.
The discount code will expire seven days after it’s applied to a Lyft account and is only eligible to Lyft class rides. If you’re new to Lyft, you canto get $15 in credit towards your first three rides. Make to earn bonus miles on rides. If your discount code doesn’t cover the entire cost of the ride, remember to use a card like the or which will earn you 2x or 3x points, respectively.