Beer and St. Patrick’s Day go together like peanut butter and jelly. But some beer companies are breaking up this happy pairing because of the anti-LGBT policy associated with the holiday’s big events. On Friday, Heineken announced that they were pulling their sponsorship of the St. Patrick’s Day parade taking place today at 11am in New York City (it says it’s the world’s largest and oldest parade). And the makers of Sam Adams, the Boston Beer Company, said it was done with the South Boston parade.
Now we have word that Guinness is also pulling its sponsorship of the New York parade. This after the iconic bar Stonewall Inn said it wouldn’t sell the beer for St. Patty’s because of its support.
The City Council and Mayor Bill de Blasio also said they wouldn’t be participating because of the policy.