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On Our Radar: A new passport is uniting Coquitlam beer-loving bookworms

Love reading? Love beer? Love reading while drinking beer? Mariner Brewing and Coquitlam Public Library introduce "Brewy Decimal System."
Mariner Brewing is teaming up with the Coquitlam Public Library for a passport program for bookworms and beer-lovers alike.

Two Coquitlam organizations have created a fun campaign in encouraging beer enthusiasts to hit the books.

And, you know, get half-priced drinks.

The "Brewy Decimal System" was introduced last month by Mariner Brewing Company and Coquitlam Public Library, set to end with a mystery tasting party on April 14.

It's a passport system that stamps 50 per cent off paired beers at Mariner's tap room when participants borrow select novels from either the City Centre or Poirier branches.

The list is complete with scintillating stories "sure to satisfy," the local brewery said.

Interested bookworms can borrow the titles, physically or digitally, then ask the front desk to stamp their passport. Those that choose the digital route can show the Libby or Hoopla borrow to get stamped.

Each entry is worth a 12oz or 20oz glass of craft beer on tap matched with the borrowed book, and is limited to one per customer per visit.

At Mariner's in-person event, readers can turn in their passport for a ballot into a prize draw and the night will also reveal two secret books and brews.

The "Brewy Decimal System" finale is set for April 14 from 5 to 8 p.m. at Mariner Brewing — located at 110 Lansdowne Dr.

Passport users must be 19 years and older. For more information, you can visit the company's website.

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