A beer boycott? lol . . . Good luck with that (Not!)

There have been calls in the United States for a boycott of certain beer brands . . . wait, try to contain your laughter . . . because the companies that make those beverages pulled their sponsorship of St. Patrick’s Day parades in New York and Boston after LGBT organizations were barred from openly participating. In other words, they were showing their support for LGBT groups who simply wanted to march with some sort of visible pride banner. The mayors of both cities also showed support for LGBT people by boycotting the parades.

I’m not going to mention names of those calling for the boycott or of the beer brands they want people to stop drinking. But they are saying the beer makers are bullies . . . and  yadda yadda yadda . . .

Yes, I know I lost you right at the beginning of this post . . .

And, yes, I know it would take a lot more than this to get beer drinkers to even think about dropping their favourite brews.

But it is a rainy/snowy first day of spring, and we all need a good chuckle, yes?



7 thoughts on “A beer boycott? lol . . . Good luck with that (Not!)

    1. While I agree there are a lot of issues with excessive beer consumption and that a lot of these companies do use advertising methods that are at best questionable, though more often reprehensible. I think supporting the calls for a ban in this case is in fact punishing them for taking what is a socially responceible position.

      I understand the confusion though. It often happens in situations where completely unexpected events occur for the first time.


      1. My favourite drink is “new world” red wine (most especially Californian, an particularly from Napa Valley) but I like decent beer, too. Fortunately for us Brits (who use a different beer making process to the rest of the world, making top-fermented ales rather than bottom-fermented lagers) we have a new generation of women brewers making their mark in our record 1,147 breweries (http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-25656701). Hops are used in beer making to deliberately make it bitter.


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