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Sam Adams Beer pulls out of South Boston St. Patrick’s Day Parade

on 14/03/14 at 9:41 am


imagesIn the wake of a storm of publicity over the past day, Boston Beer Company – which manufactures Sam Adams – has decided not to participate in the upcoming South Boston St. Patrick’s Day Parade.

Yesterday South End restaurant Club Cafe announced that it would no longer serve Sam Adams due to the brewer’s association with the parade. In an open letter on its facebook page Club Cafe stated that they were “disappointed that Sam Adams does not understand that the organizers of the St. Patrick’s Day Parade continue to demonstrate that they do not respect LGBT Irish Americans by excluding LGBT members of this community from openly marching in the St.Patrick’s Day Parade.”

A post on this blog about the Club Cafe decision quickly gathered more than 400 comments and was shared by more than 700 facebook users.

This morning Sam Adams released a statement that said, in part “We share these sentiments with Mayor Walsh, Congressman Lynch and others and therefore we will not participate in this year’s parade.”