Over 15 bars in Pennsylvania and Maryland stated that they stop to sell Yuengling beer after the brewery’s owners showed support to Trump. Last week Donald Trump’s son Eric was given a brewery tour by owner Richard ‘Dick’ Yuengling Jr.
During the news conference Eric Trump assumed that his father would do everything for the business in the USA to functionate better. “Our guys are behind your father,” Yuengling replied. “We need him in there.” In the wake of that endorsement Rep. Brian Sims, Pennsylvania’s first openly gay state legislator, called on a host of local LGBT businesses to stop backing the brewery. “One of the most prevelant brands in the Gayborhood and in LGBT bars across the Commonwealth, is using our own dollars to back a person and an ideology that says that our lives and our loves matter less,” he wrote on Facebook.
David Perruzza, the manager of JR’s Bar, posted a video of himself removing the tap from the bar and saying ‘If they don’t support us, we don’t support them”. JR’s Bar is just one of many that have stopped serving Yuengling. Other’s include 18th and U Duplex Diner, Annie’s Paramount Steakhouse, D.C. Eagle, the Dirty Goose, Dito’s Bar, Dupont Italian Kitchen, Floriana Level One Cobalt, Freddy’s Beach Bar, Green Lantern, Kangaroo Boxing Club, Larry’s Lounge, Nelly’s, Number 9, Town, Town Patio, Trade, and Ziegfeld’s.