As history shows, presidential races are extremely competitive. Voters go to great lengths to either support or bash candidates, and a Philadelphia brewery is doing just that.
Dock Street Brewery will be releasing a series of anti-Donald Trump beers; naming the beer line “Friends Don’t Let Friends Vote for Drumpf” series.
The first brew will be named the Short-Fingered Stout.
“A bitter and delusional stout with an airy, light-colored head atop a so-so body,” the brewery’s website describes the first beer in the series. “Don’t worry, its bark is worse than its bite. This baby comes in at a some- what conservative 4.5% ABV.”
“I feel like it is Trump personified in a beer description,” said Shawn Folmar, a registered independent.
The brewery chose the word “Drumpf” because of a comical skit hosted by John Oliver. In the skit, Oliver explains how Trump’s ancestors held the name “Drumpf.” Oliver expressed that he felt “Drumpf” was less appealing to the ears.
Marco Rubio’s comments about Trump’s size influenced the name-making as well. Rubio criticized Trump by stating he has small hands for his 6-foot-2-inch stature. Possibilities for other brew names may include “Blonde Throwback” and “Pathological Lager.”
“Beer has always, throughout history, been a key ingredient in the recipe for revolutionary ideas,” Dock Street posted on its website. “In that spirit, we’re brewing this series to declare our disdain for Drumpf.”
Although Dock Street Brewery is catching attention for its unique idea, it is not the first Brewery to establish an anti-Trump beer. Breweries in New Zealand and the Chicago area both created their own anti-Trump beer lines.
So how is the public handling the new brew?
“I just find it amusing that someone would go to the lengths to oppose someone. The satire is funny as well, but I feel like in Trump’s case any press is good even though it’s supposed to be negative,” Folmar said.
It seems the public may be in good spirits when considering the anti-Trump beer. Either way, Dock Street Brewery seems to be sticking to their guns on this one.
“What the Trump supporters said was we were just doing it for publicity so that we will sell more beer,” Dock Street owner, Rosemarie Certo, told Philadelphia CBS station. “But they’re not going to buy our beer and they’re going to make sure they never buy our beer.”
However, some Trump supporters find the new brew line to be quite comical“. I think the beer name is hilarious. Am I offended by it?
People should know by now that Trump supporters are not the whiney Americans,” said Crystal Roberts, a Trump supporter.
Dock Street Brewery will be holding a “debate, discuss and toast to free speech and democracy” for the release of the series.
The release date will be announced on the brewery website. Visit, http://www.dockstreetbeer.com/news/elections-drumpf.