October 27, 2016 at 3:44 pm EDT | by Mariah Cooper
Local businesses boycott Yuengling over Trump endorsement
Yuengling, gay news, LGBT news

(Popular gay bars like JR.’s, Number Nine and Town will discontinue the beer brand. Screenshot via YouTube.)

Local gay bars are boycotting Yuengling beer after the owner of the brewery endorsed Donald Trump for president.

On Monday, D.G. Yuengling & Son owner Dick Yuengling escorted Trump’s son, Eric Trump, on a tour of the Yuengling brewery in Pottsville, Pa., during a campaign stop for his father.

“My father’s going to make it a lot easier for business to function. We’re going to do it right here in the U.S.,” Trump said in a news conference.

The great-great grandson of the brewery’s founder thanked Trump during his visit saying, “Our guys are behind your father. We need him in there,” the Reading Eagle reported.

JR.’s Bar and Grill manager David Perruzza was quick to respond in a video posted to Facebook announcing that JR.’s would discontinue selling the beer.

“His support for Trump is basically support for [Mike] Pence,” Perruzza told the Washington Blade. “I don’t want them getting any support from gay people. It may sound weird, but I don’t want any cent of it going to Trump.”

While Perruzza doesn’t want Yuengling in the bar he says other establishments should be free to approach the situation as they see fit.

“It’s everybody’s own decision. You could have other gay owners that might be voting for Trump and that could be their way of supporting him by not getting rid of Yuengling,” Perruzza says.

Other gay bars and gay-friendly businesses have swiftly followed suit with announcements on social media.

Ziegfeld’s/Secrets manager Jon Parks wrote in a Facebook post that the establishment will no longer serve Yuengling.

“Although the owner never said anything regarding our LGBTQ community his backing Pence more than Trump is an insult to us as a whole. No one has more hate for the LGBTQ community that Mr .Pence,” Parks wrote.

Level One manager Leigh Ann Hendricks posted on Facebook that the restaurant would also not carry the brand.

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Number Nine, Town and Trade will no longer be serving Yuengling, owner Ed Bailey told the Washington Blade.

Annie’s Paramount Steakhouse has also sent back its shipment of Yuengling.

Italian restaurant Floriana, Duplex Diner and Stoney’s Bar and Grill have also chosen to stop offering Yuengling to their customers.

For Perruzza, whether the Yuengling boycott could spread further in the District depends on patrons’ responses.

“It’s up to the customers to say something,” Perruzza said.

45 Comments
  • Money talks…

  • The CODE party in DC is also removing Yeungling from our beer list.

  • Clearly this guy has never heard of “Coors” and how damaging an LGBT boycott can be.

  • Well, Peter Thel who sits on the Board of Directors of Facebook (and chairs the compensation committee) donated $1.2 million to Trump. Ironically, the boycotters are getting their message across on facebook.

    Also, I would presume that none of these bars serve Coors?

    • Theil has largely been denounced by other Silicon Valley notables including other Facebook share holders. Zuckerberg is not a Trump supporter. Also, Facebook is ubiquitous – it would be dumb not to use it.

  • I just had the first of three cases of Yuengling arrive via UPS this morning. Yuengling has been making lager great again since 1829! Can’t wait for the workday to end!

  • The sad thing is Trump is more for gay rights then Hillary anyways. I knew they were gay, didn’t know they were retards…

  • This is why I cannot stand most gay people (and I’m gay). These morons are trying to hurt a business which has been accepting of us, because the owner supports the first Republican nominee in history to be accepting of gay people, because the VP on that ticket is anti-gay. They’re doing more to hurt their own cause than Mike Pence ever has; puerile behavior like this is on of the biggest remaining drivers of animus towards gay people. Maybe if they could grow up and learn to say ‘agree to disagree’ for once in their life, we could make a lot more progress.

    • Yeah all those Trump rednecks calling Mexicans beaners and punching black people are somehow cool with LGBT though. Yeah, Trump is pro-gay. GTFO.

      • Trump is MORE “pro-gay” than Clinton, you ignorant leftard.

      • Lol, wow.

        1. What do Mexicans and black people have to do with gays?

        2. If we’re going to use the stats on Trump supporters punching brown people (single digits, as far as I know, out of literally thousands at each rally, with dozens of rallies a month at this point) to determine whether a group is ‘dangerous’, and then honestly apply that standard, well, you’ll be justifying Trump’s Muslim immigration plan reaaaaally quickly.

        3. Rednecks don’t hate gay people. They hate obnoxious people. If you’ve had a bad experience, it’s probably for the latter reason.

    • Listen to that cheerleading BS. Oh thank you Yuengling for accepting us oh thank you! Yay masta Trump is ok with the gays hooray finally! You don’t see this because you’re a beat down gay person. RISE UP my friend Trump has NO love for the gays and will readily throw LGBT under the bus.

    • Listen to that cheerleading BS. Oh thank you Yuengling for accepting us oh thank you! Yay masta Trump is ok with the gays hooray finally! You don’t see this because you’re a beat down gay person. RISE UP my friend Trump has NO love for the gays and will readily throw LGBT under the bus.x

  • I will continue keep a spot in my refrigerator for a 12 pack of Yuengling bottles!

  • And people can stop going to these establishments. Really just dumb

  • To all Businesses concerned…
    If you choose to BOYCOTT any certain business/product due to political preferences, keep this in mind… this is a FREE COUNTRY, WE THE PEOPLE are entitled to choose and we are entitled to our own opinions. REMEMBER, opposing patrons of your political beliefs are the same people that may frequent your place of business not aware and not caring that you think differently. We as a society socialize in restaurants/bars with friends of different beliefs after a hard day at work, for celebrations, to catch up, etc… These are places we frequent to get AWAY from all the negativity of the outside world. ONCE YOU PUSH YOUR AGENDA by boycotts and bans IN YOUR ESTABLISHMENT, you are only harming yourself and those that work for you. You are also showing intolerance for difference of those that have helped you succeed. THAT MAKES YOU A HYPOCRITE BY YOUR LIBERAL STANDARDS!
    With that said, the pendulum swings BOTH WAYS. If you choose to boycott a product over political differences, WE THE PEOPLE have the right to boycott YOUR PRODUCT/ BUSINESS! BE VERY CAREFUL with your public statements and the platform you choose to set your soapbox upon. The media and any place of business must stay neutral in stating their political beliefs PUBLICLY. What you believe outside of your place of employment is YOUR OWN BUSINESS, what you do during the hours of business and any boycott of any other company DUE TO POLITICAL DIFFERENCES in your establishment, will be detrimental to your livelihood and will further separate this country WHICH IS WHAT OUR CORRUPT GOVERNMENT THRIVES ON!
    YOUR SKEWED LIBERAL AGENDA WILL NOT PROSPER IN THIS LAND OF THE FREE! WE WILL RETALIATE!

  • No problem
    I just won’t go to the businesses that have boycotted
    They’re not the only places in town

  • Ironic that the Clintons want to bring into this country millions of devout Muslims who hate gays in accordance with the teachings of their religion. The Pulse nightclub mass murderer was a highly devout and pious Muslim. What will happen when there many more living here that share his exact beliefs? His father, also a devout Muslim appeared a short time later front and center at a Hillary Clinton rally. That should tell David Perruzza and others something significant but it likely won’t.

  • I have to respect this. At least they are not getting the government involved and free market system is working. Hey, you made a choice to endorse a candidate, and now you will pay for your decision. This was a 50/50 chance it would go either way, it went negative. This is a prime example of why businesses should stay out of politics. I’m not saying the people who own the business, cannot have personal, political views; just do not express them through your company. It’s dumb business to do so. Politics has too many emotions attached to it.

  • What goes around comes around. Now I have a list of bars to never visit.

  • Yuengling isn’t very good beer anyway, so good riddance.

  • Good. More beer for me.

  • Typical Liberal thinking, ditch a company made and owned by AMERICANS for using their constitutional rights. However, I bet every establishment still has Budweiser available, a BELGIAN owned company!! Way to support American Values and Companies, NOT! Of course this is DC, where we sell out ALL our values to FOREIGN interests, right Hillary and Bill Clinton Inc.?

  • I’ve just contracted for 10 eighteen wheelers to load up Yuengling beer in PA and drive them to here in Texas. The crowds with welcome banners are starting to assemble–the crowds are going wild. We love that beer !!

  • You can desperately deny it all you want, but the truth is, the left created Donald Trump the politician.

    If it wasn’t for the left’s ignorant, delusional, political correctness and deliberately divisive lies rapidly destroying western society, there would be no incentive for people like Trump to rally against their destructive ideology, and his campaign simply wouldn’t have gained traction.

    They only have themselves to blame, and I actually hope Trump becomes the next POTUS, just to teach these hateful, hypocritical leftards a lesson.

    YOU can desperately deny it all they want, but the truth is, YOU leftards created Donald Trump the politician.

    If it wasn’t for YOUR ignorant, delusional, political correctness and deliberately divisive lies rapidly destroying western society, there would be no incentive for people like Trump to rally against YOUR destructive ideology, and his campaign simply wouldn’t have gained traction.

    YOU only have YOURSELVES to blame, and I actually hope Trump becomes the next POTUS, just to teach YOU hateful, hypocritical leftards a lesson!

  • Oooh “BIGOT”… is that a new word for you? You obviously don’t know the definition of it to use it properly in a sentence…and nobody wants to eat you..js

  • Awwwwwwwwwww. The piteously illiterate little bigot is even MORE ‘triggered’ now.

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