Victoria’s Chief Health Officer and object of our deep and abiding crush Brett Sutton was tragically prevented from getting on the beers this weekend, when his own COVID-19 rules saw him turned away from a brewery in the rural town of Bright.
Melbourne’s “ring of steel” was lifted at midnight last Sunday, and it appears that a lot of people have been taking advantage – the owners Bright Brewery said it seemed like “literally all of Melbourne” was visiting the town over the weekend.
This included poor Brett Sutton, who had to be turned away from the popular watering hole twice. He stayed and posed for a photo, and the owners wrote on Instagram:
“Pictured here with our long-time bar staffer Wayne, Mr Sutton was a great sport when our staff explained that under his own COVID-restrictions, we unfortunately did not have the space to seat him. We’re sorry you couldn’t, in [Daniel Andrews‘] words, “Get On The Beers” with us, Brett – but we hope to see you again once restrictions ease!
“So the lesson is: it doesn’t matter who you are – if you’re planning to come and visit us, please book ahead! That includes you, Mr Sutton!”
In the photo, Bad Boy Brett can be seen showing off a cheeky tattoo on his right arm. We’re not sure what the rest of the tatt looks like, but we’ll make every attempt to get to the bottom of it.
Back in May, NZ Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern faced a similar situation when she was turned away from a cafe in Wellington when it was at capacity, and she also took it in good spirits.